Signature of the Odense Charter for Diversity

Diversity is strength! We know that from experience: Our team consists out of eight different nationalities and all laundrynerds together are performing better than ever. As we are still growing, we want to make sure that we keep encouraging diversity at Inwatec in future too.

Mid of august, our CEO Mads Andresen signed the Odense Charter for Diversity, as this document officially expresses our support of diversity in the Danish labour market. The Odense Charter for Diversity aims to highlight positive qualities of diversity, promote inclusion and combat discrimination in Danish workplaces and further offers a large network for like-minded people and companies.

“We are proud to report that Inwatec not only completely shares the perceptions of the Danish Charter for Diversity, but also puts them into practice already. We want to contribute as much as we can to make Denmark more open and welcoming,” illustrates Mads Andresen.

Christina and Vanessa are now supporting our Marketing and Sales department

These two German girls are doing their full-time master’s studies at University of Southern Denmark in Odense and will now support our team in Marketing and Sales. Both have similar expectations of their time at Inwatec and will be working as an intern and as a student worker.

Christina, 23 years old, is studying a Master of Arts in ‘Business, Language and Culture (cand.negot)’, focusing on International Communication Management. As part of her studies, she chose to do an internship for one semester at Inwatec to be able to apply the knowledge she gained in her studies in a corporate environment.

“To me, an internship is a great chance to gain working experience already during my studies and I am very happy that I can do that in an innovative company like Inwatec” explained Christina, who already did an internship in marketing during her bachelor degree.

After an interesting discussion at KarriereDagene in Odense, 23-year-old Vanessa now joined us as a student worker in the Marketing and Sales department. She is from the very south of Germany and currently studying a Master in Product Development and Innovation.

“Next to the theory in my studies I wanted to get some real life experience. I am really looking forward to have an insight in the danish working environment while gaining knowledge in the industrial laundry business,” illustrated Vanessa.

Welcome to our newest laundry nerds!

Do you want to be a laundry nerd too? Check out our career page here.

Inwatec gears up the management team

On August 1, Inwatec has employed 39-year-old Jørgen Jensen as Chief Operating Officer in the effort to keep up with the current success – and to enhance growth as planned.

Jørgen Jensen comes from a position as Head of Industry & Foods at Frontmatec A/S, one of Inwatec’s suppliers and therefore he already has insight into Inwatec’s product line for the international laundry industry. His primary focus as COO at Inwatec will be to ensure that daily operations are running efficiently.

“Given the development of recent years, we also need to upscale the management, and Jørgen gets an important position in that regard. He is a trained engineer and has worked as a software programmer before turning the management way. Consequently, he has a good understanding of all the tasks in an organisation like ours,” says CEO Mads Andresen, who himself looks forward to focusing even more on the technological development.

Mads Andresen concludes that the structure of Inwatec should remain as flat as possible, to maintain the direct way from idea to action, and that is one of the reasons why the new COO is pleased to be a part of the team.

“Inwatec has gone from 2 to 25 men in a few years. It is evident that if we stick to the plan and expand even further, there is an increased need to hold onto the leashes to ensure everyone does what they do best. And of course we have to do that in a way where we continue to be a very innovative and agile company,” says Jørgen Jensen, who has management experience from a company with more than 40 employees.

“My strength is that I have extensive experience in executing many parallel projects and at the same time ripening the organisation in a way where employees get the best framework for developing. I have followed Inwatec’s development as a supplier, and I look forward to being part of a company that focuses so much on the innovative robot- and automation solutions. Inwatec has vast ambitions and, in my belief, potential is also enormous and it suits my nature well,” says Jørgen Jensen, a resident of Kolding, together with his wife and the couple’s two children in 2 and 5 years.

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.

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.