Digital solution WeWash now also available in Belgium

Sustainable washing and drying in communal laundry rooms

Brussels/Antwerp – Communal laundry areas in apartment buildings, student accommodations, vacation houses or campgrounds are on the rise. Due to the housing shortage in large cities, rising real estate prices and a growing interest in the sharing economy, more and more people are looking for new ways to do their laundry sustainable and cheaply. Communal laundry rooms are a smart solution. Yet they also bring small annoyances: messing around with tokens or coins, cumbersome reservation systems or a lack of clarity about costs and payment. WeWash, market leader in digital solutions for communal washing areas in Germany, makes washing and drying sustainable, digital and user-friendly, for both the property manager and the user.

WeWash Laundry Room Users

WeWash has been present in Belgium since March 2021 and responds to the trend of a sustainable sharing economy that is today conquering cities such as Brussels and Antwerp. “Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in new building and renovation projects. In the design of the communal laundry room as well, a conscious choice is being made for energy-efficient appliances and a solution that guarantees a smooth, convenient, and ecological use. WeWash is the perfect solution for this,” says Georges Van der Meulen, Managing director of BSH Home Appliances N.V.

BSH Home Appliances N.V. is the manufacturer of the brands Bosch, Siemens, Neff and Gaggenau and supplies the energy-efficient and high-tech appliances for the laundry rooms. For BSH, this is a next step – after the Papillon project – in its pursuit for sustainable economic models.

WeWash Box

From Box to full-service Care

The heart of the solution is the WeWash Box, a maintenance-free device for digital booking and billing for communal washing and drying. The WeWash Box is compatible with all commonly used washing machines and dryers, regardless of the make, model and age of the machine. There is no need for a Wi-Fi or LAN connection as the Box is supplied with its own data connection using an integrated SIM-card.

The free WeWash app allows users to easily check the status of the machines, make a reservation and handle the payment. Payment is cashless and users pay-per-use.

Bosch appliances

In addition to the WeWash Box, BSH Belgium also offers WeWash Care, a full-service solution that sets up the entire laundry room. In doing so, it leverages its modern, energy- and water-efficient Bosch appliances equipped with a WeWash Box. The exclusive WeWash Care machines are approved for commercial use, are highly user-friendly and have a short program duration.

BSH takes care of the installation, service and maintenance of the machines. In addition, the laundry room is continuously monitored by the Network Operation Center (NOC). Defective machines are identified at an early stage and are immediately deactivated. They can no longer be reserved and the repair service is notified instantly. This prevents inconvenient user experiences and frustrations.

The Soap Factory | © Jakub Mazur

First projects in Belgium

At the beginning of March 2021, WeWash set foot in Belgium. The first projects with WeWash Care have been launched in the vibrant city centers in Brussels and Antwerp. This is no coincidence as many students, singles and young families are living in these cities and the demand for modern, communal laundry rooms has been increasing.

In the beautifully renovated The Soap Factory, a housing project in the heart of Brussels, offering large rooms and an array of shared communal spaces, the communal laundry room is equipped with a WeWash Care service with one Bosch washing machine and one dryer. “We had several criteria for the laundry room in our co-housing and WeWash offered the perfect answer. The machines are high-quality and easy to use and no expensive installation was required to install the machines. In addition, the app ensures a proper organization of the use of the machines. Moreover, the app fits completely into the lifestyle of our tech-savvy young tenants. We only had positive feedback”, says Isaline Van den Abbeele, Manager of The Soap Factory.

Laundry Room Quares

In Stadswaag in Antwerp, real estate company Quares also uses WeWash Care for the communal laundry room. “Quares is a real estate company fully committed to quality innovation and sustainability. For our latest development, the Stadswaag, a site with 32 apartments for young professionals, including co-working and community-building spaces, we opted for WeWash because of its sustainable, qualitative and innovative offer. Recent graduates do not have the financial means to make large investment in home appliances. Thanks to the app and the cashless payment, the devices are used smoothly. And because WeWash works with the most energy-efficient appliances, we as owner-manager can keep energy and water consumption within limits”, Siham Rahmuni, CEO of Quares says.

Discussions are currently ongoing for further projects in Ghent, Liège and Brussels. “We are excited that WeWash is now available for customers in Belgium and I am personally thrilled about the positive market response that we got so far. New living concepts are on the rise across Europe and with our WeWash concept we offer a space-efficient, convenient and sustainable way of doing laundry without owning appliances.” Philip Laukart, Managing Director WeWash GmbH.

"For me, the biggest advantage of WeWash is that I finally don't have to collect coins anymore, but can pay everything contactless. Constantly having to collect 50 cent coins before was really annoying." Ricarda C. "I'm really happy with WeWash. It feels like there is always someone there for you when you have questions or problems. That's great." Rajiv "I’m very happy with WeWash.
Their service is great!"
Bahaa-eldin K.
"Finding things in the new app is super easy. It’s nice that you have everything on the home screen. Also, the menu on the bottom is great as it allows you to directly find everything." Elizabeth F. "I would definitely recommend WeWash to other property managers. Because having to collect coins is really annoying." Ricarda C. "WeWash saves me the hassle of unnecessarily having to walk all the way to the cellar with my laundry basket, only to find out that the machine is once again occupied." Hilde S. "WeWash is simple, practical and, for me, perfectly captures the spirit of the time!" Valerie K.

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About WeWash

WeWash offers you a convenient service that’s tailor-made for you. After an automated laundry system review, we will either completely equip your communal laundry room with industrial washing machines or convert the existing inventory with our WeWash Box. The result will be the same for you: You’ll save money and time. The WeWash industrial washing machines are brand products made in Germany. They ensure excellent washing results and product quality from Bosch. We maintain the industrial washing machines on a regular basis and replace them if required. However, if you already have fully functional existing equipment, it is easier for us to use it and convert it into a modern, cashless operation.