The first day of ExpoDetergo saw Lapauw announce a strategic partnership on logistic and software solutions.Lapauw International N.V.  has signed a long-term agreement with Montanari for the production and distribution of linen transport systems.

Founded in Modena, Italy in the early 1950s, Montanari quickly identified its core business in the laundry sector, and more specifically, in supplying industrial laundries with linen transport systems that enable its customers to participate in the revolution of work organisation and production.

Montanari has now been involved for many decades in delivering high-quality logistic systems and solutions such as linen sorting systems, overhead bag systems, conveyor belts, full supervision software systems, and so on.

Philippe D’heygere, president of Lapauw said: “We are extremely happy to announce this exciting partnership. Montanari has an amazing track record: they have installations in over 600 laundries around the world, have installed over 600.000 km of overhead storage rails and over 150 km of conveyor belts. More than 1.000.000 tons of linen is daily moved on their systems.”

Steven Renders, CEO of Lapauw added: “For Lapauw, the partnership with Montanari is the logical next step after the acquisition of Transferon last year. Lapauw can now – more than ever – serve as the single point of contact for customers all over the world that want to invest in full laundry solutions.”

According to Claudio Montanari, CEO of Montanari: “The partnership with Lapauw is a great step forward for Montanari. We have a long history and a very good reputation, but our main focus has always been on the South European market. Signing an exclusive partnership with Lapauw for Northern Europe and the other continents, gives us the chance to build products for industrial laundries all around the world. The discussions with the Lapauw management have gone very smooth as we share the same philosophy of producing high-quality and reliable products, offering a low total cost of ownership.” 


Visitors to ExpoDetergo 2018 can find Lapauw on Stand U02 Z09, Hall 3.