Miscellaneous: Centaur Floor Machines 🍁

Name: Centaur Floor Machines

Products: Vacuum cleaners, floor machines

Manufactured In: Markham, Ontario

Where to Buy: Various dealers and distributors nationally

Website: centaurmachines.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Centaur Floor Machines was founded by Tony Lelkes who fled Hungary in 1956 when he was just 16 years old and immigrated to Canada. With a small bank loan, he began a machine repair shop, repairing machines while designing his first floor-cleaning machine. By the mid-1960s the first Centaur machine was ready for sale.

Today, Centaur is a trusted brand used by professional cleaners in Canada and the US. Centaur’s machines have a reputation for durability and reliability, achieved by having each machine built by hand by skilled machinists. Around 90% of the components and materials used in Centaur’s machines are sourced from Canada.