The cycle time has been halved, so the normal self-service laundry program is only 15 minutes! Our normal 60 °C laundry program is 30 minutes!
We only need 6 litres of water for efficient cleaning of a kg of fabric- which means 40% lower water consumption than most other washing machines.
Our machine uses an average of 100 watts/kg of energy for washing, so LEAP washing machines consume 30% less energy compared to other washing machines currently on the market.
Major companies innovate their tools and machines and use new technologies in order to gain market advantage and to make them a little better and faster.
Improvements by washing machine manufacturers can only cut 1-1 minutes out of the washing time but washing machine production have not seen significant development for decades.
This is why we have the need to have a really big innovation, a significant technology leap. Creating a unique, more effective tool in all respects, making the world of professional washing much more productive.
This is how the idea of a new generation LEAP washing machine was born.
Our story started 20 years ago, when the founder’s father was wondering why takes an hour for a machine to clean textiles if you can clean them in minutes by hand? This thought did not leave him calm so he was working on a different washing principle to adopt the most efficient mechanism to reduce the washing time.
So he started it. He planned, calculated, negotiated and made progress, but he was unable to create a valid prototype and a viable business model based on his ideas. His idea was brilliant but he got stucked, he could not fulfil his ideas so his plans was lying in a drawer for 15 years, until his son turned up and felt that these ideas are too good to lose. So he started experimenting with a basic model… in a 30 sqm flat in the evenings after work. With the budget of €100. This budget and the hard work was enough to build a smaller prototype that could do the core functions of the principle and contains 1.5 kg of clothes. And the time was enough to develop a proper business model.
A good friend of his also saw this opportunity so he joined him and from then they did the testing, development and they founded the company together.
The rest is history.
Finishing the duct tape prototype.
Founding Leap, First VC fund of 30K EUR.
Finishing first prototype for 5 kg capacity, Official proof of concept.
Creating a redesigned MVP with extended capabilities for 14 kg of textiles from the 2. VC fund of 100K EUR.
Finalizing the concept and building a fully functional industrial grade washing machine with 15 kg capacity, from a 3. VC fund of 230K EUR Extending the team to 8, Scrum method Community-driven development.
Starting small-batch manufacturing. All laundry in the universe will start to be done with Leap machines forever.
The 100 Hungarian Inventions and Developments 2020publication has already been published. We are very pleased that our development has also been selected alongside many other great ones.
Work did not stop during the pandemic either. Colleagues conducted new control testing. Our prototype MVP, built last year, still excels during development.
Parts of the main units under production are constantly arriving in our workshop. The uniquely shaped, square drum was taken over from the welder.