“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
Creating a positive impact on people and the planet
We are a team of more than 800 people committed for more than 60 years to designing and delivering complete, sustainable and innovative textile processing solutions on a global scale, with a global focus. Our goal: to facilitate the personal and economic growth of our clients, team and partners.
With 6 manufacturing plants in Spain, France and China, and equipment installed in more than 130 countries, the Girbau team is ever-focused on sustainability, adaptability and being part of a close community with our customers.
An open community with sustainable and ambitious project, adaptable and always being close to customers.
We design and provide complete, sustainable and innovative solutions for textile treatment in a global market with local approach, enabling the personal and proﬁtable growth of our customers, team, partners and shareholders.
Integrity, Commitment, Excellence, Collaboration, People Care and Passion.
100 years of family business
In 2020, Girbau celebrated 100 years as a family business and 60 years as a premier provider of textile care laundry solutions. With innovation as our driving force, the company has grown and changed over the years, while successfully maintaining what sets it apart: Girbau’s multinational structure and ability to respond to any industrial laundry need anywhere in the world, all with the same values the Girbau family has kept alive generation after generation.
Launch of the GARDENIA sustainability program to generate value for the planet, and the creation of GIRBAU UNIVERSITY, to share knowledge within the professional laundry world.
Opened Girbau's subsidiary in Colombia and its own agents in Singapore and India.
Company LAB, the group's open innovation platform, is launched and the Company Experience Center is inaugurated.
Girbau Shenguang Laundry Tech (Shanghai) was inaugurated, the result of the joint venture agreement between Girbau and the Chinese laundry manufacturer Shenguang.
Launched Sapphire, a remote laundry monitoring and management system.
Opened Girbau's subsidiary in Portugal.
Expanded internationally with the creation of subsidiaries in the Dominican Republic and Australia.
Girbau's subsidiary in Italy opened.
Mercè Girbau and Pere Girbau, daughter and son of Pere and Toni Girbau, respectively, took over the general management.
Consolidated expansion in Asia with the opening of Girbau China.
Series production of the 8kg (17.6 pound)-capacity washing machine and opened subsidiary in Germany.
Inauguration of the G3 production center with 8,000 square meter of space. Acquired the French company Jean Michel, dedicated to manufacturing automation machinery for industrial laundries.
Consolidation of Girbau in the United States (opened of a 3,500-square-meters facility in Wisconsin) and in the Persian Gulf (opened Girbau Middle East in the United Arab Emirates).
Girbau opened its South American subsidiary in Brazil.
Continental Girbau Inc. (later renamed Girbau North America) was established as Girbau's U.S. subsidiary.
Produced PS ironers.
Cuba was established as Girbau's first subsidiary outside Europe.
Opened Girbau's first subsidiary in France and manufactured the first tunnel washer.
Manufactured the first high-speed washing machines.
Girbau was incorporated as a public limited company.
Pedro, Toni and Teresa Girbau, Joan Girbau's children, began manufacturing industrial machinery for laundries.
Girbau's origins were in an electromechanical workshop run by Pere Girbau Barbosa, the great-grandfather of Girbau’s current generation of CEOs. Later, his son, Joan Girbau Vilageliu, began manufacturing the first washing machines.
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Product certifications guarantee our customers’ compliance with the strictest safety, reliability, efficiency and eco-design standards. Girbau is certified by the ISO 9001 quality standard, by the ISO 14001 environmental standard and by the EMAS environmental management system.Read more
Digital, in laundry is not an option
At Girbau we work to promote what we understand as digital humanism: technology at the service of building a better world, without losing the values that define us.
We developed Sapphire with the aim of turning the world's laundries into more economically and environmentally sustainable businesses. With Girbau Sapphire, we make it simple to manage and control laundries remotely, thereby minimizing travel, and its environmental impact, and while facilitating direct interaction of laundry managers with their equipment.
Similarly, in our organization we are advancing in the digitization of all our processes and working to eliminate the use of paper.
Girbau Experience Center
The Girbau Experience Center (GXC) is a space where innovators and innovation meet. It’s a place to discover, touch, experiment and learn how to improve laundry and textile processing. At GXC, everyone can share their knowledge and experiences, while learning about the latest advances in textile processing, and working on the development of new solutions.
Code of Ethics
GIRBAU, S.A. has in place a Code of Ethics, drawn up as part of the company's Crime Prevention Plan, that lays out the corporate principles governing the activities of the company and its members.Read more
The Girbau Private Foundation promotes initiatives that contribute to the development of people, the improvement of society and care for the environment. By supporting organizations and associations with grants, it has enabled the development of all kinds of cultural, social and environmental projects. One more way of adding to our community.
One of our obsessions is to promote people's growth. We would be delighted to meet you if you would like to explore the possibility of joining the Girbau community.
Our doors are always open!