For the last 36 Years, WTSألكا® continuously led to revolutionize concepts of professional garment care, industrial laundry & specialized dry-cleaning in the region.
It was in 1986 when Abu Abdullah; Mohammed Al Kharashi started WORLD TRADING SERVICES (ALKA LAUNDRY EQUIPMENTS & BOILERS) a trading business in Riyadh. It is not a coincidence that this debut took place in the same year that King Fahd (HRH King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud) affix the title "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – CTHM (خَادِمُ ٱلْحَرَمَيْنِ ٱلشَّرِيفَيْنِ) - Servant & Guardian of the Two Noble Sanctuaries " to his name. Showing relevance of the Saudi Arabia as the cradle of faith and center of development in the entire MEA region.
Millions of jobs & opportunities came through the Annual Pilgrimage to Makkah Al-Mukkaramah & Madinah Al-Munawara; historically bringing about new technologies and commodities along the way. By then, laundry was a passive job, solely dependent on manual equipment for efficiency and production.
WTSألكا® was one of the original brands who understand how innovations correlate and links related if not all industries to address common concern (laundry & garment care); innovations that applies customized solutions and achieves efficient results; not only in equipment, but as an industrial mix of chemical, mechanical & thermal processes making up systems that adopt to profoundly variable realities.
“Innovation is our culture & we are developing to adapt according to the changing needs.” (Abu Khalid, General Manager)
Fashion is the 4th biggest industry in the world, 2022 statistics Fashion United shows industry has a labor force of 3,384.1 million. Its value is equivalent to 3 trillion dollars. That means, it corresponds to 2% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Laundry; textile & garment care is the foundation of this economy which links and interconnects Hospitality, Healthcare, Institutions, Facilities, Restaurants, Residential, Commercial & Industrial Segments up and beyond the level of Fashion & Clothing in Professional Garment Care.
WTSألكا®, bears two segments & brands; AlkaBoiler® for steam engineering & AlkaPress® for garment finishing equipment. These solutions arise as opportunities from our continuous development; new technologies & new demands. Supported by our commitment to raise standard of services.
Competence came from our collective aim of providing quality customer experience. Through the last 35+ years we grow to employ more than 320 service-oriented professionals. Distributed along our 12 outlets across the kingdom; one (1) export hub in Dubai UAE; two (2) factories AlkaBoiler® & AlkaPress®. WTSألكا® operates through our 180,000 ft⊃2; warehouse with over 20M USD of stocks flowing annually. Our goods & services were specialized and customized according to each client's requirement, providing extra customer experience that separates us among competitions.
“We advocate to decrease consumptions and introduce - promote intelligent solutions to preserve life.” (Abu Abdullah, CEO)
In line with the The Kingdom's Vision 2030; we recognize that laundry & dry-cleaning, the is one of the most pollutant emitting industries in the world. As the need to address climate change becomes more urgent, we became more committed to reduce waste & carbon emissions first within our operations; aligning our strategies, supplies & services compliant with sustainable & eco-friendly solutions;
(1) Biodegradable solvents, chemicals & detergents that cares to extend garment life & reusable and washable accessories.
(2) High performance, energy-efficient and electric heated equipment designed & optimized for sustainable operation; washers that optimize water consumptions with water recycling options & dryers that works at low temperatures.
(3) Encourage positive market behavior; by promoting sustainable purchasing choices in our solutions and adoption of a more conservative approach to operating consumptions.
(4) Cultivating core RE-CYCLE culture within our company policies, procedures and promoting maintenance, repair & parts refurbishment that transforms our operation based on closed loop recycling business model.
Our goal is so simple; "to provide solutions that makes clothes last longer"; assist to reduce the environmental impact of garment care while caring for all fabrics. Research shows that extending lifespan of clothing by an extra nine months thru optimized laundry / garment care can reduce carbon, waste & water footprints between 20% to 30%.
With this goal in mind, we built partnerships with leading equipment and chemical brands that represent our goals and share common commitments; continually raising awareness and pushing intuitive technologies on sustainability in garment & textile care. By instilling these changes, we hope to be a part of creating new standard of laundry & dry cleaning that benefits and give opportunities for the coming generations ahead of us.
In short - WTSألكا® is committed to deliver the most valuable solution for your garment care requirement without compromise to our ethical environmental goals. The best solution between need & possibilities, function & economy. Why settle with reasonable product, when the best cost you less?
Last 2019, Saudi Arabia launched “Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience” (the same time its borders opened for tourism the very first time) – one of the leading programs of Vision 2030. The objective was to reach 30 million Umrah pilgrims annually until 2030. The mission is to achieve quantum leap in every service provided to all visitors, pilgrims & tourists - whether coming for Hajj, Umrah, or simply to experience the unparalleled Islamic and national heritage in the Kingdom. In sync with this rapidly emerging industry; garment and textile care has witnessed exponential growth and in peak since 2020.
2022 is when our story begins… Our staff and works defines WTSألكا®, developing customer experience and standing our ethical grounds manifested our role and position in this market.
“Quality is not in the goods we provide but in the solutions you experience. Our investment is on your satisfaction.” (Philip, Marketing Manager)
Our distribution market reached the entire Middle East and some cities in Africa through our Import / Export Hub in Dubai UAE. Our clients were not only industrial and commercial plants, but also private companies and operators of buildings and public facilities who trust our solutions in their operation, production and maintenance.
Our growth is committed to providing trusting customer experience. We believe in the role of recognition of our employee which leads to effective staff engagement – this is the core of our culture; exceptional customer experience starts from our empowered staff and this remains our main priority.
OUR QUALITY IS NOT IN THE MATERIALS WE PROVIDE BUT IN THE SOLUTIONS YOU EXPERIENCE. OUR INVESTMENT IS ON YOUR SATISFACTION. WE ADVOCATE TO DECREASE CONSUMPTIONS AND INTRODUCE INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS TO PRESERVE LIFE.