Mr. Albert Goudkuil announced today that Goudkuil Laundry Machinery from Apeldoorn, Holland has acquired all of the assets and business operations of Lavatec, Inc. in Naugatuck, CT. Mr. Goudkuil will be the President of the company.
Lavatec, Inc. as a result of this sale emerges from bankruptcy. Mr. Goudkuil said today that “the group will continue doing business with the same name and out of the same facilities that Lavatec, Inc. has operated from during the past 24 years.”
Key Lavatec employees that have serviced and sold Lavatec equipment and parts in the past will remain with the new Dutch employers. In addition, a full staff of past employees including parts and service technicians familiar with the Lavatec line of equipment will also remain.
The Goudkuil group has been in the laundry industry for 99 years. With their longevity and experience in this industry they provide a substantial capital structure as well as a new approach to the American market. Goudkuil has been manufacturing and re-manufacturing laundry equipment for worldwide distribution. This unique combination of services will serve the practical and financial needs of our customers in these difficult economic times. In the near future we will be able to supply to the American market complete ironing lines and remanufactured tunnel systems of European quality.
Lavatec, Inc. is an American company employing American labor for manufacturing and remanufacturing in Naugatuck, CT. Lavatec, Inc. has over 42,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space as well as 17,000 square feet of office space and parts storage. Lavatec, Inc. has over 2 million dollars in parts inventory ready to be shipped overnight. An experienced trouble shooting department and service technicians capable of supporting Lavatec equipment will continue as they have for these past 24 years.
In celebrating the new acquisition, the Lavatec, Inc. parts department would like to extend a special 5% discount on parts ordered in the next sixty days through our parts department.
We at Lavatec, Inc. look forward to hearing from our loyal customers and serving you in the future.
Albert Goudkuil, President