Antonio Scanavin, who founded Italian warewasher manufacturer Krupps in 1965, has sadly passed away.
Friends and colleagues said he was “a creative mind, a teacher and a hard-worker” who “inspired the professional warewashing industry”.
He established Krupps in the city of Padua, near Venice, ensuring he invented new technologies along the way.
Throughout Krupps’ company journey, Scanavin helped it to achieve the National Prize for the Industry, the Winning Export Prize and the Manufacturing Growth Prize.
In recent years the company has been managed by his two sons, who want to continue following his path of innovation.
Export MD Riccardo Scuotto paid tribute, saying: “We all would like to remember Mr Scanavin with one of his most famous expressions ‘There is no success without competition. There is no competition without innovation’.”