Continental Girbau recently broke ground on its third facility expansion since 2000, according to president Mike Floyd. The two-phase project comes as a result of catapulting sales, product offerings and staff. “Business is so strong that we need more space for our team members and product inventory,” said Floyd. “We are projecting aggressive expansion through the next four years.”

Phase one of the building expansion, to be completed May 1, 2017, encompasses a 24,000-square-foot warehouse addition. “This extra space will allow Continental to inventory more product and quickly and efficiently turnaround customer product orders,” said Floyd.

Phase two, to be finished by the end of 2017, will provide even more warehouse and office space, although exact square footage isn’t yet finalised.

The additions will complement Continental’s current building, which serves as the company’s headquarters for marketing, sales, training, service, warehousing and customer support. Along with warehouse expansions, additional offices and conference rooms will be created to accommodate Continental’s growing team. “This year, we’ll increase our labour force by 12%,” added Floyd. Similarly, Continental’s parent company, Girbau, based in Vic, Spain, recently added approximately 100 new employees.

Continental’s product offering is among the broadest in the industry, according to Floyd, with more than 90 individual models. The company serves the vended, on-premise, industrial and multi-housing, and textile care laundry markets with equipment that spans washer-extractors, continuous batch washing systems, dryers, feeders, ironers, folding systems, and related machinery.