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Lapauw Acquires Transferon

Kortrijk, Belgium — Lapauw International N.V. announced that the company has completed the acquisition of Transferon.

Founded in Germany in 1971 by Mr. Peter Zaiser, Transferon has been delivering laundry equipment worldwide for more than 45 years. The company started with the production of dryers, then moved to develop the full product range including ironers, washer-extractors and tunnel washing systems. Over the past 45 years, Transferon has sold more than 3,000 ironers and more than 400 tunnel washing systems, according to a company news release.

The Transferon team members and products will be integrated into a recently-created division of the Lapauw group, which is responsible for the design and production of tunnel washers, presses, dryers and all other supporting equipment.

In announcing the acquisition, Philippe D’heygere, president of Lapauw International said, “I am very happy about this acquisition. Not only because of the fantastic team that is now joining our group, but also because the Transferon product range is very complementary to our existing product range. This acquisition allows us to bring complete laundry solutions to our worldwide customers, which was one of our goals when we acquired Lapauw in 2010.”

Reinforcing Mr. D’heygere’s statements, Steven Renders, CEO of Lapauw International, said, “The Transferon and Lapauw teams have been working together over the past several months to make sure the Lapauw tunnel washing solutions are giving the best answer to the current and future market needs, combining 40 years of experience with insights of existing Transferon and Lapauw customers. Lapauw is known as a pioneer in laundry machinery technology, with equipment that provides superior finishing quality and high throughput, with industry-leading low total cost of ownership. All products in the tunnel washer line adhere to these same overarching principles.”

A tunnel washer system will be installed in the showroom at Lapauw’s corporate headquarters in Belgium during the first quarter of 2018. Lapauw will also present its full product range, including the new tunnel washer at the 2018 Expo Detergo in Milan.