Continental Girbau's 'willingness to go beyond' sets it apart

Top Quote Twenty years ago, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) was established as the North American subsidiary of laundry-equipment manufacturer Girbau S.A., headquartered in Vic, Spain. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 24, 2015 - Oshkosh, Wis. - Family owned, Girbau employs more than 500 people throughout its corporate headquarters in Vic and subsidiaries throughout the globe. It markets its commercial and industrial laundry products to more than 90 countries worldwide.

    "Our Mission: Your Success" - Continental's trademark - reflected the company's commitment to its distributors and end-users. And that became, and remains Continental's focus. "Our biggest strength is our ability to do business with the best distributors. They help us and we help them," said Continental President Mike Floyd.

    Continental and Girbau are committed to turning out quality, according to Girbau Group Board MemberPere (Pedro) Girbau. This commitment is seen in many ways, including product reliability and safety, warranties, ISO certifications and energy efficiency. Being privately held, the companies are not subject to stockholder pressure. "Stockholders must see profits," said Girbau. "To them, quality isn't always important." Not so at Girbau. "If we have a problem, we solve it," he added.
    Listening and responding to market feedback drives what Girbau and Continental are all about. A "willingness" to go beyond is what sets Continental apart, according to Floyd.

    "Continental distributors are quick to provide product and service input," he said. "It's key to the company's continual improvement and growth. We listen "

    "Because Continental is smaller, we can react in a shorter period of time than a larger company," said Floyd. "Strength doesn't necessarily come from size."

    Continental, in keeping with its mission, will continue to take an aggressive, proactive stance in the industry, according to Floyd. All the while, he said, providing personal service.

    Continental's distribution, product and service offerings, sales and staff have skyrocketed since 1995. Today, the company boasts 72 North American distributors and 20national accounts serving a mix of on-premise, vended and industrial laundry customers.

    To find out more about Continental laundry products, visit www.continentalgirbau.com or call 800-256-1073.

    Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of the Girbau Group, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products - marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide - meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

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