Marine and offshore, Southern Contracts have over 45 years of experience

Case Studies

Offshore: Marine

Our experience in supplying to the marine and offshore industry is second to none and we pride ourselves on delivering an expert global service to every customer we have worked with, having developed a total understanding of the requirements and expectations of both commercial and navy marine sectors – not simply supplying equipment but the skills and expertise of a trained sales and service team

As a supplier of laundry, galley and floor cleaning equipment to Carnival (P&O) since 1964, we have a total grasp of the attention required after months at sea working at full capacity. Our engineers attend vessels for equipment overhaul whenever vessels in dry dock, ensuring that everything is audited and serviced to keep things literally shipshape.

Our ten year enabling contract with the Royal Navy, to supply and maintain the laundry and galley equipment, has required us to dedicate a member of staff who works to the Royal Navy’s computerised system, re-labelling part and model numbers with the NATO Stock Number (NSN), trains on-board maintainers and staff how to use/repair equipment and goods are delivered on time.

Onshore: Care Sector

Southern Contracts has been working Colten Care, the south’s largest growing chain of luxury care homes, to ensure their homes opening in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire are fully and appropriately equipped to manage the needs of their residents.

We work closely with the end users at the home – from matrons and managers to cleaning and kitchen staff – to ensure they receive the correct equipment for their needs, while we even consult with architects on new builds to ensure they are optimised for the easiest installation and maintenance of equipment.

Meanwhile we supply to the public sectors with the supply of laundry and floor cleaning equipment and chemicals to Bournemouth Hospital. Once again our involvement extends well beyond simply being an equipment supplier in that we train Estates Department how to repair and service equipment and make sure the procurement department is aware of any new developments in infection control.



Our experience in supplying to the marine and offshore industry is second to none and we pride ourselves on delivering an expert global service to every customer we have worked with.

We are a chosen Top UK Distributor for Electrolux Professional Laundry / Food Service.

Southern Contracts Case Studies

Established in 1964 by Norman Elphinstone Snr and still owned and managed by the Elphinstone family today, Southern Contracts’ long-term success is built on meeting and exceeding customer expectation.

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