Burchhardt reaches long serving milestone 20 Aug 2018


In July 2018 Kannegiesser’s longest serving employee, Selwyn Burchhardt celebrated reaching his 40-year employment anniversary.

Director of sales, Andrew Cartwright thanked Selwyn for his dedicated service to the company, “Through the years, Selwyn’s talents, and efforts have helped with our success. Selwyn is a valued member of the team. We take pride in his accomplishments and his commitment to excellence. Congratulations on your anniversary, Selwyn.”

Burchhardt started his life in the laundry industry in 1978 with his father. Together they oversaw the installation of a batch tunnel washer in Leicester. Over the next few years, they expanded to work with customers in Ireland, Scotland and the South West of England. “My father and I flew a single engine piper and were able to deliver urgent spare parts to our customers.”

As their business grew, they joined Kannegiesser as agents in 1984. Selwyn and his father were regularly flying customers and spares to and from Germany using an air strip located 10 minutes from Kannegiesser, Vlotho.

They were a small business but were able to give excellent service, support and delivery of spares. In 1998 a few changes were made and they were able to supply complete laundry solutions.

Burchhardt says “I have been delighted at the way the Kannegiesser UK business has developed over the years. From difficult beginnings we have made the company a great success. It is a team effort, and I am delighted that we have made Kannegiesser a leading supplier in the UK. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, I am thankful for the support of everyone in the business and I am looking forward to the future of the laundry industry and the opportunity to keep learning.”

Congratulations on your milestone Selwyn, from all the team at Laundry & Cleaning Today. 

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