Hyderabad, 17th October, 2019: Quiclo is initiated with the objective of being able to cater to the laundry needs of diverse segments of customers, from different lifestyles.
Speaking on the occasion, Madhu from Quiclo said "Our goal is to provide the best quality iaundry services to widespread areas at affordable prices. We foresaw that the scope for these services is very vast in the Indian market. If we take Hyderabad for example, with the fast- growing IT crowd that have been inhabiting the city, there is a need for consistent and worry- free laundry services that can be accessed from anywhere, to one's doorstep. Similarly, we could cater to the premium laundry segments that require the cautious cleaning of high-end fabrics, bedding, carpets, curtains and many more. Essentially, we were able to identify that in different areas, people search for ordinary washer-men and pay them a cost, which today we can offer for our superior quality services.
Mr. Pavan from Quiclo added, pioneering regular day to day laundry services to everyone'sdoorstep, is a start to a more comfortable tomorrow. Designed to excel in performance, we work with high-end machinery and products to bring paramount convenience and style to the customer's door-step. With hygiene being of utmost importance, our cleanliness standards and presentation sets us apart. Convenience, Ease and Quick are the intent with which we bring you varied laundry services at affordable rates. We provide regular wash & iron, dry-cleaning, only iron and, stain removal, for ranges of clothing, bedding, carpets, delicates, curtains and more. It is as simple as requesting for a pick-up through our app or customer care number. A designated executive will then, pick up and sort your laundry for top- notch professional! Treatment, followed by a delivery back to your doorstep within 48 hours. One can track his/her laundry process through the mobile app.
Mr. Harsha from Quicio said 'The Indian Laundry Industry is estimated at INR 2,20,000 crore (us billion^ of which the unorganised market (dhobis, maid servants, and mom-and-pop stores) valued at INR 5,000 crore. The sector is fragmented with 7,67,000 establishments, 98% of which are micro-sized laundries with fewer than 10 workers. The organised segment comprises a mere 2-3% of the entire laundry market in India. With more working couples with hectic schedules than ever before here, the laundry service market in India is expected to grow to $76.5 billion by next year
The corporate office and plant currently employs around 100 people that are functional across many teams that include washing, pressing, packaging, marketing and analytics. By building a scalable model and plans to take the brand PAN India, we aim at creating lot of employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled manpower.
Capacity and expansion
Quicio currently operates with 1 plant in the city and is opening 2 new plants in the next Smonths and a total of 5 new plants within a year. Quicio will currently serve customers across Hyderabad and as per the demand, we plan to scale up first in the city and then move to other cities and towns across the country. We also plan to start with franchising the brand in other cities and towns.
Madhu is postgraduate from Brunei University, London. Madhu has around twelve years of experience as a Manager and Entrepreneur during her work stint across UK and India. She has worked for around 3.5 years as a Specialist in Quest Diagnostics in London. Quest Diagnostics is one of the biggest clinical trials and clinical diagnostics provider across USA & Europe. Post her returning to India in 2010, she associated with a leading solar company She was Head of Admin & HR during the time when the company expanded operations and had presence in majority of the states in India.
In 2015 - 17, she cofounded Cafe Blanc Glace - a continental & JtaJian Bake House in Hyderabad. In July 2019, she cofounded Handcrafted Foods and operates the Hyderabad master franchise for Orica, a wellness theme based Cafe. The cafe concept will impact holistic wellness vibe in the society.
Madhu nowpartnered withPavan Goparaju and Harsha Vardhan ChiruvelJato introduce (laundry services brand Quiclo. Quiclo provides top-notch laundry services, through calJ and app based platforms, with home pickup & delivery options.
Pavan Kishore Goparajuis a Commerce graduate passed out in 2005, started his career as a Payroll analyst in an MNC he ventured into consulting business in the year 2009, Pavan has provided financial consulting for Flight Operating companies, IT companies, E-commerice companies and many other start-ups.
Pavan is the Co-founder of India's first film incubator studio Cspace (a soda! enterprise) along with Navdeep to set up a platform for aspirants aiming to start their career in the cinema industry.
With an experience of over 14 years in the management consulting for start-ups and SMEs and being a promoter of start-ups in the field of F&B and Media, he nowpartnered with Madhu Lahari to introduce laundry services brand Quiclo. Quiclo provides top-notch laundry services, through call and app based platforms, with home pickup & delivery options.
CEO Harsha Vardhan Chiruvella has around 7 years of experience as a Consultant and has worked for a wide range of private, public and non-profit organisations, including: IQVIA, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Ministry of Rural Development (Gol) and Accenture. He has worked across domains such as Public Health, Poverty Alleviation and Supply Chain Management in multiple geographies. Harsha didhis MBA from HEC Paris and also has a Masters from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor in Engineering from Deccan College.
He is currently working on several projects, and is also currently the CEO for the laundry services brand Quiclo.