GIRBAU, CREATING FUTURE TOGETHER

GIRBAU is a multinational corporation that has cemented its position as one of the global leading groups in the manufacture of innovative solutions for the world of laundry, based on an industrial product and on a global market. Girbau's goal is to create maximum value for its customers, supporting them in their professional growth and adapting to the territories where it works.

The GIRBAU community supplies simple, dependable solutions that offer its clients profitability and innovation.

Specialisation: Four business units

  • Comercial: for small and medium-sized in-house laundries (hotels, old people's homes, clinics, gyms and so on).
  • Vended: for self-service laundries with the shared goal of creating profitable businesses for owners and pleasant places for users.
  • Industrial: aimed at high-volume industrial laundries for which Girbau provides the best possible equipment, rational linen circulation flows, automation of processes, minimum energy consumption and care for the environment.
  • Serveis: Girbau does not sell machines. It sells solutions. This division's work ranges from the traditional essential role, such as after-sales services, to ground-breaking new services (finance, online service, support and training, etc.).

6 production sites, 1,000 people and a sales network in over 100 countries

GIRBAU has four production sites in Vic (Barcelona province, Spain), where it also has its headquarters, one production site in Aix-les-Bains (France) and another in Shanghai (China). A total of 53,000 m2 of manufacturing space.

With over 1,000 people working in the group and a turnover of more than 175 million euros, it has subsidiaries in Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cuba, China, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic, plus an extensive network of distributors.

Proximity, care for the environment and a focus on innovation make Girbau, its customers and their employees the perfect team, committed to providing the best solutions now and in the future for the world of laundry.

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
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.
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.
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.
2015
Mexico
February 2015 sees the opening of Girbau Mexico, with the intention of reinforcing the service for key international accounts in the area.