Red Funnel ferries

The business

Red Funnel Ferries, based in Southampton, operate around 37,000 sailings each year, carrying 3½ million people. They pride themselves on providing an excellent customer experience while keeping overheads to a minimum to ensure good value.

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The problem

“We’ve been using warm air hand dryers,” explains Sales & Marketing Director, Jonathan Green. “But apart from being expensive to run, we feel they inconvenience customers – taking too long to dry hands.”

The solution

Dyson Airblade V hand dryers.

Fast dry time

Using concentrated Airblade™ technology, the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer scrapes all the water from hands in just 10 seconds.

Slim and compact profile

“We wanted to use a trusted brand like Dyson and particularly liked the look of the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer for its compact size and rapid performance,” adds Jonathan.

Low running costs

With no energy-hungry heating element, the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer costs up to 69% less to run than warm air hand dryers, and up to 97% less than paper towels.

5 year guarantee

“The five year guarantee is very attractive for such a high footfall business,” explains Jonathan. “The Dyson Airblade V hand dryer is also easy to install and tough enough to cope with continuous use.”

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

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    Hands are dried
    in 10-12 seconds.

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    Most hygienic

    HEPA filters as standard.

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    Costs less to run

    Up to 80% less than
    other hand dryers.

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    Better for the environment

    Lower CO2 emissions,
    no paper waste.

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    5 year guarantee

    5 year parts guarantee.