Rug Doctor, the world’s leading provider of do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machines, has announced that it achieved exceptional sales and rental figures in 2011, as well as revealing its plans for growth in 2012 as the business goes from strength to strength in tough economic conditions.
Despite difficult times in the retail flooring industry with Carpetright recently issuing its sixth profit warning within a year, Rug Doctor has reported a growth in sales for 2011 of 14% compared to 2010 with machine rentals up by 11.6%.
As well as this, business is buoyant so far this year with total revenue up 16% overall.
Kuldip Dosanjh, MD for Rug Doctor, says: “Rug Doctor has enjoyed year-on-year growth for the past five years, despite the credit crunch, the recession and a eurozone crisis. This is rarely heard of in UK business nowadays and, as a result, I would go as far as to say that the Rug Doctor rental programme is recession proof”.
“Lack of activity in the housing market means that more and more homeowners are choosing to improve rather than move, so those who would typically replace their carpets when they start looking tired and worn, are now cleaning them.”
As well as outstanding sales and rental figures, Rug Doctor has also recently broken into the German market, gaining listings in 250 stores nationwide.
Kuldip Dosanjh continues: “We believe 2012 will be an exciting time for Rug Doctor as our sales and rental figures are setting the foundations for future growth and expansion. We are planning to expand into two other major multiple retail chains in the UK this year, as well as growing our new presence in Germany, we also intend to break into the Polish market and continue to develop our existing businesses in both Finland and Belgium.
“As well as this, we will be launching a brand new carpet cleaning machine for the retail market this Spring and several new detergents and other cleaning solutions. Business is definitely buoyant for Rug Doctor!”