Shamez Mohamed, Co-Owner
Galib Rayani, Co-Owner
Company Description:We Make Floor Machines and Vacuums that let professionals and commercial cleaners do a better job of maintaining, cleaning and restoring floors in less time.
In 1962 (just 6-years after arriving in Canada as a refugee from Stalin-controlled Hungary with no money), Tony Lelkes set up a machine repair shop with a $600 bank loan.
A few years later the first Centaur Model 15" Floor Machine was on the "shop floor", ready for sale.
Today (57 years later) Centaur is a recognized and trusted brand among professional cleaners with a reputation for reliability, durability and better engineering.
In fact, to this day, every Centaur machine is hand-built by skilled machinists to the most exacting of standards – and every component of each machine is tested individually (as a machine is being built).
The result of this precision-engineering, hand-built, craftsmanship approach?
Well, a Centaur floor machine will typically still be working 30 to 45 years after purchase -- (whereas, realistically, most other manufacturers machines will only last you between 5 and 10 years before breaking down, requiring you to pay-out again for a replacement).
The OVERALL BENEFITS of Centaur machines lasting 3 to 9 TIMES LONGER than other manufacturers machines, are as follows:
No downtime / repair time or loss of productivity on a job when you use Centaur machines
A Centaur machine will have a higher residual / resale value -- highest among the competition (Centaur machines depreciate the least).
Centaur machines cost less per month / year to own and operate compared to competitor machines
Centaur is more environmentally friendly than other manufacturers machines (you won't be chucking your Centaur machine into a landfill any time soon!)
And best yet:
ONE Centaur floor cleaning machine can typically do the "jobs" of 2 to 3 machines (combined) from another manufacturer.
That’s why just about every prudent professional cleaning company eventually gravitates to purchasing a Centaur machine.
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