Vic, April 14th. - This Saturday, April 17th, the company Girbau S.A. is launching the events to celebrate its 50th anniversary with an event for the company’s employees and collaborators.
The celebration will include a visit to the three production centres that the company has in Vic, and will close with a festive ceremony.
The fiftieth anniversary will continue to be celebrated throughout 2010 in other parts of the world where Girbau has a presence, so that collaborators in other countries will also be able to participate in the celebration.
The goal of this first act of celebration is "to thank to all those who have collaborated with their efforts to consolidate Girbau and to make the company grow. The slogan of the fiftieth anniversary, Building Future, is the reflection of the trajectory of all these years and of the conviction that the prospects for the future are good if we continue our commitment to reinvestment and to people, just as we have done over all these years" assure Pere Girbau Jr and Mercè Girbau, Chief Executive Officers of the company.
Even though the origins of Girbau go back to the nineteen twenties, with an electrical and mechanical workshop, it was not until 1960 when the first industrial washing machine was manufactured, coinciding with the tourist boom in Spain.
At present Girbau is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of machinery for laundries that are installed in businesses of every kind: hotels, hospitals, restaurants, industrial laundries, coin-op laundries, camp sites, cruise ships, etc.
The company, with subsidiaries in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and China, continues its commitment to its process of expansion, and is currently opening subsidiaries in Italy and India. In addition, Girbau sells products in 90 countries all over the world. In 2008 the Girbau Group had a turnover of 96 million euros.