Inwatec at Tinderbox 2017 – Tech Talent Job Camp

Once again we will participate at the Tech Talent Job Camp at Tinderbox 2017 and look forward to meeting more enthusiastic and talented people who are interested in a future career in our business. Two of our laundrynerds will be on the spot to provide you more information about Inwatec and simultaneously an opportunity to take up first contacts.

One of the laundrynerds is Martin Groth Albøge.

Last year we had the pleasure to meet Martin at Tinderbox and get to know him. A few weeks later he became part of our Inwatec team and works now as a programmer for already one year on exciting projects and supports the team with his skills and expertise.

So come by, take the opportunity and have a chat with our laundrynerds at the festival and maybe it will be your first step into a bright career at Inwatec.

Do not hesitate to contact us. Check out for more at our career page here.

Vortex Mat Roller, now Patent Pending

Our patent pending Roll-Over-feature on the Inwatec Vortex Mat Roller enables the operator to prepare the next mat for rolling during the current rolling process.

Operating the Vortex is very simple: The operator feeds the machine with one mat, and when the next mat is loaded, the first is released to the operator.

This unique functionality optimizes the workflow, keeps the workload steady and removes waiting times. The Vortex roll machine is also equipped with safety light curtain and is designed for highest possible operator safety.

The Vortex easily rolls 260 mats/hour, and the small footprint fits into even the smallest laundries.

Patent publication details:
US Application No 15/170,892.
Publication No US-2017-0113893-A1

Read more about Inwatec Vortex Mat Roller right here

Meet Inwatec at Clean Show Las Vegas

Together with our American business partner JPE Inc., we are making the last preparations to the upcoming Clean Show June 5-8 in Las Vegas.

We will be present at Booth 3385, where we will have an array of our latest solutions on show – we have shipped both X-ray, sorting and mat rolling machines for the Clean Show.

At Inwatec we hope to meet a lot of interesting exhibitors and curious guests from all parts of the laundry industry. We wish to show off some of our new development and construction of high-quality equipment for industrial laundries. It is our primary goal to develop innovative solutions improving efficiency and productivity.

On all four days, you have the possibility to:

  • See the Inwatec X-Ray machine that gives you the solution for efficient and high-quality detection of foreign elements for your laundry
  • See the Vortex – Return-to-operator mat roller with the efficiency of rolling 250 mats/hour
  • See the Tornado upgraded with automated sorting – The perfect solutions for smaller laundries. 350 mats/hour

Come around and meet us for a demonstration – we would like to help make your laundry more efficient!

Click Here to see the up to date interactive floorplan – search for JP Equipment (external link)

Inwatec in the news: Lots of graduates from nearby University

The local news broadcaster TV 2 Fyn visited Inwatec last week to make a story about our many talented employees who mainly come from the nearby University, SDU.

Unfortunately, the story is without subtitles why it’s the most fun for our Danish-speaking audience…

The main line is that the Danish system of education might face a change that favours the faculties where most students have a job shortly after the last exam.

One of the success stories in that regard is the Robot-engineers from SDU who are very likely to get a job because of the booming robot industry in Odense.

At Inwatec we are very fond of our collaboration with SDU, and we are happy to be mentioned for having made contracts with a total of 19 very green, but also very smart graduates straight from the University.

“The graduates are most certainly an asset to our company. They make a significant impact on our culture, but also on the products that we develop. We are at the forefront of many of the technologies that are developed,” Inwatec CEO, Mads Andresen says.

 

 

 

 

Big thank you for attending our Open House Event!

Family, friends, business partners and supporters, thank you for the fantastic Open House Event on 5th of May. We were over the moon excited that so many of you are interested in our business and development and appeared at our new headquarter at Hvidkaervej 30 in Odense to celebrate with us.

It was a pleasure for all laundry nerds to meet and greet our guests and to give a short guided tour and introduction through the new spaciousnesses.

Moreover, we were happy to host Peter Rahbæk Juel, the mayor of Odense, who held a short speech about Inwatec and the laundry business.

“It is companies like yours who provide jobs and growth in Odense, and today a new chapter begins in Inwatec’s history. A chapter that shows growth and a promising future,” mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel said at the opening.

“With growth, the need for skilled labour follows, and many find that employees are not plentiful. In other words, we face a serious challenge of having enough skilled talent for the robot industry. But at Inwatec you collaborate with local education institutions to train future employees and that way you have gathered brilliant talents from all over Europe. At the same time, I know that you focus on using local subcontractors, and that combination has provided you with a sound basis for making technological solutions that no-one else in the world can match.”

“You have created unique products and found a niche where you export to countries all over the world. You should be very proud of that, and at least, I am proud to house a company like Inwatec in Odense Municipality,” Peter Rahbæk Juel finished.

With around 150 participants the event was a full success for all of us. We want to thank each one of you who gave us a chance to meeting and welcoming you! We hope everyone had a good time and enjoyed the program.

We’re Going Down Under to be All-over


Innovative machines that can do good laundries even better are sought after all over the world. Inwatec has delivered trustworthy automation from the northern states of Canada, down to the southern states of USA, all over Europe to China, and now the word has spread even more.

As a consequence, technical sales representative Finn Hahn has already left to Australia, where CEO Mads Andresen will follow him. The two are going to meet with a new potential business partner for a talk about the possibilities of an Oceanian set-up shortly.

“Obviously it’s always exciting to break new ground. Since we launched our first machine, we have had the entire world as our marketplace. We have proven since that it’s no problem for us to deliver on time far away, and our set-up for remote service easily allows us to help customers no matter if they reside in Denmark or Sydney,” say Mads Andresen.

“On the other hand, there is no doubt that a good, regional sales- and service organization can help us move quicker and more efficiently into a region. We need a future-minded partner who can use their thorough knowledge of the customer to pick and present the right innovative solutions from our program,” Mads Andresen continues.

The Inwatec CEO underlines that the business strategy is to open new markets with clever innovations, and that requires open ears and minds from everyone involved in the communication with the laundries.

“Any partner or potential representative should understand the laundry business in a way so that they can help us to develop even better solutions in the future,” concludes Mads Andresen who together with Finn Hahn will return to Denmark just in time to attend our Open House event.

Inwatec attends multiple companies dating events

Full motivated and ready to handle new projects in our new building with open-spaced offices and a bigger workshop, we are looking forward to welcoming more talented people at Hvidkærvej 30. Just at the right time, the University of Southern Denmark hosted numerous opportunity to meet and greet new talented graduates beforehand.

Our first stop was at the Career Day this March. “The event allows us as an employer the opportunity to present our business and projects and of course to increase the awareness of Inwatec. At the same time, we get the chance to get to know people right away and to have short conversations about their interests and plans which might be interesting for us as well. We are expanding fast, and more projects require more talented and motivated people at Inwatec”, said Sophie Ingemann Aagaard, Human Resource Manager at Inwatec.

 

 

The SDU Company Dating continued the support program further and provided students a unique opportunity to make closer contact with local, national and global companies. Mads Andresen (CEO) and Sophie Ingemann Aagaard (HR) from Inwatec were present to answer questions and pick up impulses from interested students.

 

 

 

Our last stop this month was at the SDU Business Brunch and Praxis- & Project day at the TEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The idea of the Business Lunch is to create a pleasant atmosphere at which students and company representatives are networking over a light brunch. “We had quite a few fascinating conversations, and we were impressed to see and meet graduates looking forward to contributing their knowledge in this business. And the main advantage is to talk from face to face and get to know the students a little bit more”, told Sophie Ingemann Aagaard, Human Resource Manager at Inwatec. 
The Praxis- & Project day focused more on the students studying Bachelor or Master in Engineering or Robotics. The perfect spot for Inwatec to present the business and to get in touch with talented students and graduates interested in this niche. “With our partner Odense Robotics next to us, we were impressed how many students showed up and were curious about our business niche, and what we are offering as an employer to fresh graduates,” said Mads Andresen, CEO of Inwatec. People who are excited in automation, robotics, and programming are always a welcoming enhancement.

Strong support by our new trainee & Ph.D. Graduate

Trainees are important as employees

As an international company, it requires more than just engineers to run the business. An efficient marketing strategy and well-organised supply chain management provide the perfect foundation for running a firm. 

Especially in our fast expanding business, it is beneficial to structure the process to take more projects and to perform well. 

Thomas Jorgensen became part of our team since the beginning of this year and contributes his knowledge as an intern into our business. 

“I am committed to doing my best in supporting Inwatec to achieve their goals and help to develop the company. I choose Inwatec because it is a promising career opportunity for me. I can use my knowledge in store managing and work on building a strong supply chain for a better business performance.” tells Thomas Jorgensen, our new laundry nerd, with whom our clients will surely get into contact as soon as possible. 

Thomas worked already six years with four different storehouses as a store manager. Currently, he is finishing his Engineering Degree at SDU. After his internship at Inwatec, it is already settled to write the master thesis in cooperation with Inwatec. 

Working with a Ph.D. at Inwatec? Yes, that is possible.

Full employees, interns, and students workers are part of our growing Inwatec team. Now we are happy to announce to have a Ph.D. graduate supporting the team.

Since February the 20th we got a new Software Engineer, Lilita Kiforenko. Lilita is originally from Latvia and passed her Master of Science in Robot System Engineering and completed her Ph.D. in Robotics at the University of Southern Denmark.

“After years of studying, I wanted to experience real life innovation and how to conduct program solutions. So after my Ph.D. at SDU, I was ambitious to find a company which allows me to use my theoretical knowledge and contribute to a significant development in real life and not just on research papers,” said Lilita Kiforenko, who lives now already for six years in Denmark. 

Lilita focused her Ph.D. on the detection and to pose estimation of rigid objects using 3D information.

“For us, it is a new experience as well to have someone with a Ph.D. conclusion. The broad theoretical knowledge provides a thorough understanding of the frameworks on which we build on our innovations. Someone who has in-depth knowledge of past developments and processes and current trends might help us to improve our overall performance and of our customers,” said Mads Andresen, CEO of Inwatec.

“I am very excited to work with a more practical-oriented team and not just to focus on the theory. I expect to work on exciting projects and to realize problem solutions. So far, Inwatec is providing me these opportunities. It is great to see how the team is working together,” added Lilita, our new laundry nerd. 

Save the date! Open House at Inwatec

Please mark your calendar for the festivities in celebration of our:

During the last couple of years, Inwatec has grown with incredible speed, and we were euphoric when we moved into our new building the 1st of March. We literally had outgrown our old offices and workshop.

Now the workers are finishing the last details on the outside and the decor, and we feel ready to invite all our business partners, family members and friends to Open House at Hvidkærvej 30 in Odense.

Mayor of Odense, Peter Rahbæk Juel. Photo: Odense Kommune © 

The mayor of Odense, Peter Rahbæk Juel, have promised to join us and perhaps he will say a few words to mark this little chapter in the booming robotics and automation fairytale of Odense – and we are very confident that Inwatec CEO Mads Andresen together with the rest of the team will be around to welcome all the visitors.

For now, the program of the day looks as follows:

10:00 AM: Doors are open

Everyone at Inwatec will be in the offices and in the workshop to show our new facilities – and of course to show you how our machines work.

12:00 AM: The Mayor of Odense enters stage

Around noon Peter Rahbæk Juel will greet Inwatec a visit, and we are pleased to welcome the Mayor who have promised to say a few words.

Following Peter Rahbæk Juel, Inwatec CEO Mads Andresen will also enter the stage shortly to tell about our new headquarters.

Snacks, drinks and tech-talks

We are planning an informal, pleasant social event, and of course, Inwatec will be the host of both food and drinks for adults as well as the kids that might come around.

We need to prepare food and drinks, and we would like to have an overview of how many people we shall expect, so please fill out the form below:

Updated: Inwatec Robot Separator for Laundries

Inwatec presents the Inwatec Robot Separator.

Automatic separator robot for laundries. Items will be separated one by one. The items are loaded bulk into the robot.

The precision of a human but the endurance of a machine. All kinds of garments separated one-by-one at high speed. Imagine there were no hands.

We expected delivery in Q1 2017, and on the 31st of March 2017, we packed the truck with the first Inwatec Robot Separator leaving Hvidkærvej with arrival at the customer a few days later.

Next steps are unwrapping and installing the new machine. We will be back with more shortly, when everything is up and running.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about our newest tool, don’t hesitate to contact us!