Girbau Worldwide

Girbau, creating value

GIRBAU S.A. is a family company that has established itself as one of the main international groups in the manufacture of equipment for all types of laundries, regardless of size or activity sector.

With four production centres, in Spain and France, specializing in the different product lines covering all the processes in an industrial laundry facility.

Also, Girbau has created two specialized divisions to deal with customer's singularities: Commercial Laundry Division: for small and medium laundries and Industrial Laundry Division: for heavy-duty laundries.

From the outset Girbau’s philosophy has always been its closeness to its customers. In 1989 it thus began a process of internationalisation which continues to advance.

It currently has 13 commercial branches around the world, together with a distribution network and a technical assistance service in more than 80 countries.

Commercial Laundry Division

Laundry equipment and services

We manufacture equipment. We provide solutions 

A hotel is not the same as a nursing home, or a coin-op laundry, or a health-care centre, a gymnasium, a rural inn, etc. Each and every one is different, but they do have a common need to impeccably wash laundry to provide excellent service to their customers.

The Girbau commercial laundry division, an expert on the particularities of each sector, has developed a wide range of products designed to personalize the washing solution fitting for every type of facility.

The division is organized into two Girbau Group production centres:

Let Girbau consult you and enjoy the advantages of a solution designed especially for your needs.


Industrial Laundry Division

Profitability in two words: productivity and streamlining

Profitability in two words: productivity and streamlining 

When a facility is planned for a high production capacity laundry, the challenge begins for the Girbau Group to create a new venture able to obtain the maximum profitability for the level of quality demanded.

Obtaining is only possible when the proper equipment is provided for the production needs and the most efficient criteria are applied throughout the operational process.

With its experience, the heavy-duty laundry division of the Girbau Group works hard to assure that the laundry complies with these keys to assure the success of your company: equipment optimization, streamlined laundry circulation flows, process automation, minimum energy consumption and respect towards the environment.

The division is organized into two production centres:

Internationalisation

Girbau in the world. The internationalisation process

Profitability in two words: productivity and streamlining 

Girbau Group has 600 employees, distributed in the research, development of products, mechanic manufacturing, electric and electronic Department; Laundry projects and staff training Office; Commercial Office and technical assistance Services.

Girbau Group currently has 13 commercial subsidiaries worldwide, plus an extensive distribution network and technical services in more than 80 countries.

1989 FRANCE

S.A. GIRBAU was set up in France on January 1st 1989 in order to distribute the company’s products directly and provide technical service in this country, and to manage the commercial laundry division. It is based in Roissy CDG Cedex, Paris.

In 2001 the company acquired the French firm JEAN MICHEL, an R&D centre devoted to the manufacture of automated processes for heavy-duty laundry facilities. Since 2010 the production plant has been known as SOCIÉTÉ GIRBAU ROBOTICS.

1992 CUBA

In 1992 the GIRBAU CUBA branch was opened in Havana.

1995 UNITED STATES

CONTINENTAL GIRBAU INC was formed in the United States in 1995 with the aim of expanding into new areas. In 2000, new premises were built with a floor area of over 3,500 sq. metres, including offices, a warehouse, an after sales service and a training centre. It is currently housed at a 6,300 sq. metre site in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In 2008, the CGWEST office was opened in Santa Fe Springs, California, with the aim of improving the service and coverage provided to the western part of the US.

1996 UNITED KINGDOM

Control of ANGLOWEST DISTRIBUITORS LTD. was acquired in 1996, and in 2007 this company merged with JHC Laundry Equipment Limited - a company that was well known in the UK for the quality of its technical assistance service - giving rise to GIRBAU UK. Currently based in Hitchin, near London, the company acts as a dealer for GIRBAU S.A., due to the position of the former in the British market.

1997 BRAZIL

In October 1997, GIRBAU DO BRASIL was established in São Paulo, with the same aims as the previous companies.

1999 ARGENTINA

Control of ARGASA, S.A. in Buenos Aires was acquired in July 1999. Argasa was already our dealer, but we wished to have a stronger presence in the Argentine market. In 2008 Argasa, S.A. became Girbau Argentina, S.A.

 
2000 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

At the end of 2000, GIRBAU MIDDLE EAST, FZCO was constituted in Dubai to improve the commercial control in the Gulf States and other Islamic countries. It is based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

2003 GERMANY

In March 2003, GIRBAU DEUTSCHLAND opened its doors in Hanover, Germany.

2004 CHINA

In 2004, GIRBAU CHINA was launched, with offices in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. A new office was opened in Beijing in 2007 with the aim of opening up the Asian market.

2010 ITALY

GIRBAU ITALIA was created in January 2010 with the aim of strengthening the company’s international projection and consolidating the industrial division’s market penetration.

2011 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

GIRBAU DOMINICANA was created in January 2011 in Punta Cana, with the aim of offering a more direct and specialised service for clients that the company has been working with since 1992.

2011 AUSTRALIA

In July 2011 Girbau acquired the distribution company Advance Commercial Laundry Equipment, which became GIRBAU AUSTRALIA; a move designed to consolidate the brand in the country. The firm had distributed Girbau products in Australia since 1984, particularly in the hotel and care home sectors.

2012 PORTUGAL

In May 2012 Girbau’s presence in Portugal culminated in a new subsidiary, GIRBAU PORTUGAL which will allow the group to consolidate its portfolio of clients in the country by providing a closer technical and commercial service.

 

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