With nearly 40 years’ experience in the industry, C&F Garment Management have built their reputation on ensuring garments reach the store on time, every time, looking perfect. They boast an expert eye for detail and smart head for logistics, and offer a full spectrum of services from garment washing through to skilled reworks and warehousing.
Chris Ralph, owner and Managing Director of C&F, says the installation of their new Viet Tunnel Finisher is a significant investment in the business, and the future of the garment industry in New Zealand.
“Our new Tunnel Finisher means we can now turn around immaculate garments, even faster than before. As well as speed, it delivers hugely superior results, especially on harder fabrics to finish. Plus it produces a special ‘steam doll’ effect, and is really effective at removing odors in textiles. In short, you see what 18 years of new state of the art technology means, when you see this thing operating!”
Before settling on the new Tunnel Finisher, Chris made a trip Germany to see it in action and was impressed with what he saw.
“What makes the Viet unique is that it was developed in close collaboration with top European garment manufacturers. So, we know that this was specifically designed to meet the current needs of the industry. Fabrics have evolved a lot over the years, and this is brilliant on the new, specialty fabrics as well as traditional fabrics such as cotton.”
Chris’ wife and business partner Caroline, who is C&F’s Marketing Director, says that the new Viet Tunnel Finisher is also helping them to deliver on their environmental commitment.
“It lowers our overall energy use by at least 40 percent, by producing consistent, energy-efficient drying and smoothing. This sits alongside our other green initiatives including comprehensive recycling of all our cardboard and plastics.”
C&F’s General Manager, Kerri Wayman, adds that to really appreciate the new Tunnel Finisher, customers should come and take it for a ‘test drive.’
“We’re really excited about how it’s performing, and would love to show customers what it can do for their garments. They just need to get in touch with me on 09 570 9813, and arrange a time to visit.”