Girbau and its North American subsidiary Continental Girbau Inc., recently revealed new products and technologies during Clean ’17, in Las Vegas (June 5-8). Their interactive vended and commercial/industrial laundry booths (3415 and 3412) brought together team members from across the globe and gleaned record sales and leads, according to Continental President Mike Floyd.
“We revealed much more than our expansive product offering,” Floyd said. “We showcased our team’s personal commitment to our customers, our unique and industry-changing innovations and solutions, and our energy to outdo our competition. The show was a huge success, with leads totaling over 800 and business opportunities doubling when compared to the last Clean Show in 2015!”
Girbau contributed to booth efforts with representatives from Spain, Australia, United Kingdom, South America, Asia and Africa. Together, more than 49 representatives assisted booth visitors. Girbau also unveiled its new virtual reality technology – GirbauMax – which allows users to access and design, via virtual reality, industrial, commercial and vended laundries. More than 150 booth visitors signed up and engaged in the GirbauMax experience. “We exhibited our team’s innovative spirit,” said Girbau General Manager Guillem Clofent. “It was an exciting show and we were all proud to share our new tools and products.”
Girbau automation products were in constant operation, as well, including the FT-Maxi towel folder, the new DRB Feeder and FRB Folder, the ST1302 Dryer, and the Compact 5-in-One – a machine that automatically feeds, irons, folds, stacks and accumulates. Also on hand were Girbau’s commercial/on-premise laundry products, including soft-mount HS Washers, hard-mount RMS Washers, complementing dryers and PB Ironers. The new 32 kg capacity HS Series Washer debuted, as well. “People couldn't take their eyes off of our, big automated machinery,” said Floyd, “and the show gave booth visitors ample time and resources to learn more about them.”
On the vended side, their complete line-up of vended laundry equipment attracted crowds interested in vended laundry development and equipment replacement. The new 32 kg capacity Washer unveiled. The freestanding machine, recently added to the HS6 line, offers a soft-mount design for simple installation, high-extract speeds reaching 400 G-force, superior efficiency and Girbau’s unique ProfitPlus® Control. Now the HS6 line models in 8, 13, 17, 24, 32 y 40 kg capacities.
Other products exhibited were Girbau’s offering of hard-mount washers for vended laundries, including LS & RMS Series Washers. RMS Washers are Girbau’s highest performing hard-mount machines offering programmable extract speeds reaching 200 G-force.
The booth drew investors interested in Continental’s Express Laundry Center® concept, as well. Express Laundry Center is a branded and turnkey vended laundry offering that combines Wash and Dry equipment with multiple services, operational training and marketing/management support. “Many vended laundry booth visitors eagerly learned more about how to add new wash/dry/fold and commercial laundry revenue streams. Girbau experts worked closely with vended laundry owners and investors to walk them through this process,” said Floyd. Two Ironers, which were displayed in the vended laundry booth, attracted vended laundry owners interested in offering commercial ironing services. “It’s the wave of the future,” said Floyd. “Owners are adding ironers to garner new commercial accounts that require perfectly finished bed and table linens.”