Gurtler Industries recently released a short video that commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the company. The video features the three generations of the Gurtler family, Bill, Greg and Jake, and their thoughts on the company that had its start in 1982. Bill, now the Chairman and his son Greg, President, were there at the beginning when Gurtler Chemicals started as a regional laundry specialty chemical producer and service provider. Now Gurtler has stretched its coverage across the US, Canada, and Mexico, opened a business unit in Australia and has customers in the Caribbean and Central America.

Jake Gurtler, V.P. Corporate Accounts, joined the company in 2008 and is the third generation to take a role in managing Gurtler’s growth. In the video, Jake, Greg and Bill review how Gurtler has built on its successes over the decades with primary focus on the Gurtler Advantage: Service, Innovation and People. They especially take the opportunity to thank all our loyal customers, some who have been with us for the entire 40 years!

Gurtler Industries is a leading manufacturer of advanced detergents, specialty chemicals and injection systems for the commercial laundry industry. From its headquarters and research center in suburban Chicago, Gurtler supports the entire spectrum of the laundry industry, including healthcare, hospitality, industrial uniforms, shirt laundries and textile rentals. Gurtler is a family company now in its third generation, maintaining its tradition of excellence, innovation, and service.

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The Gurtler Advantage is evident in every level of our organization. It is a universal corporate culture of integrity and a commitment to success for both our customers and our organization, focused on service, innovation and people. We are the laundry chemical experts; providing excellent service, introducing innovations across the industry, and treating people with respect.


    It is our pledge to provide superior service and support by delivering on our commitments, always having our customer’s best interest in mind, utilizing people and technology to continually enhance performance, and providing training and support to make sure the customer has the best possible results at the lowest possible cost.


    Our goal is to bring about change to enhance our industry and our customer service experience. We will continually evaluate our offerings to make sure that our products systems and programs meet or exceed our customer’s expectations. As a company, we share and embrace innovative ideas to bring forth industry changes to improve our services and customer experience. As part of our innovative culture we also incorporate a focus on the environment, making sure that we can recommend the least possible environmental impact for each of our customer’s operations.


    We believe people matter! We appreciate the relationships we develop with our customers. As a family owned and operated business we recognize the value of a stable, long-term team of professionals both in the field and in our partnership with our customers. We invest in recruiting, retaining, developing and supporting the industry’s best laundry chemical representatives to provide unparalleled service to our customers.