Continental Girbau, Inc. Established By Girbau Group – 1995

Girbau is a family-owned industrial and commercial laundry manufacturer headquartered in Vic, Spain. Girbau employs more than 600 individuals throughout 15 subsidiaries to serve more than 100 countries word wide. In 1995, Girbau established Continental Girbau, Inc. (Continental) as the North American subsidiary for the commercial laundry equipment manufacturer. Since then, Continental has been providing total laundry solutions to the on-premise, vended, and industrial laundries throughout North America. This includes batch tunnel washers, drying tumblers, washer-extractors, ironers, feeders, folders, and other related machinery.

Continental’s mantra “Our Mission: Your Success” speaks volumes to their customer’s best interests.

Continental Girbau staff celebrates 20 years in business Continental celebrates 20 years in business in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on September 23, 2015. Photo by Graham Washatka –


Advantage Equipment, Inc. Partners With Continental Girbau – 1996

Advantage Equipment, Inc. (Advantage), was established in 1996 by Scott Vlahos to serve the Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia market. After spending more than twenty years in the laundry industry, Scott became one of the first Continental dealers in the country. Starting out in a 1,000 square foot warehouse in Kent, Ohio, Advantage began building a strong customer base in the surrounding markets. Being committed to each customer, every day with ongoing support has been a core value since inception. 


 “Making Your Laundry Profitable” is more than our mission – it’s our promise.

Advantage Equipment group photo Advantage Equipment office staff. We are your commercial laundry equipment experts.

  Continental Girbau, Inc. Changes Company Name To Girbau North America – 2019

As of June 2019, Continental Girbau has been renamed Girbau North America (GNA). As the parent company, Girbau Global Laundry Solutions focuses on unifying their global brand under the Girbau name. Girbau North America’s brands will remain unchaged. These brands include; Continental Girbau, Express Laundry Center, Girbau Industrial, Sports Laundry Systems, OnePress Ironers, and Poseidon Textile Care Systems.


The Future: Maximizing Your Laundry Operation 

Partnering Girbau North America’s cutting-edge technology and brands with Advantage’s local expertise and service, your laundry operation is ready to see “greener” pastures. Whether you’re a laundromat owner or hotelier, the Girbau North America and Advantage Equipment team is here to make your laundry more profitable. 


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