History

The start of EV International

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In October 2012 Stanley Kolev and Massimiliano Menichini met for the first time in Milan, Italy. Five minutes later they shared a common dream, to create the biggest international direct sales company for dry steam cleaners. After ten hours of intense brainstorming the plan was made. Stanley Kolev had a great experience in active sales and Massimiliano Menichini in producing steam cleaners. In the following months they combined years of experience in the production of high-quality products, direct marketing, sales and established a new company - E V International Ltd. They both created a unique design for the EV 3000i with the help of a good friend called Michelle. They chose the components that will be inside the unit. A professional dry steam cleaner used to satisfy the requirements of all end users in both commercial and domestic sector. In February 2013 the new company E V International Ltd. was created.....

In October 2012 Stanley Kolev and Massimiliano Menichini met for the first time in Milan, Italy. Five minutes later they shared a common dream, to create the biggest international direct sales company for dry steam cleaners. After ten hours of intense brainstorming the plan was made. Stanley Kolev had a great experience in active sales and Massimiliano Menichini in producing steam cleaners. In the following months they combined years of experience in the production of high-quality products, direct marketing, sales and established a new company - E V International Ltd. They both created a unique design for the EV 3000i with the help of a good friend called Michelle. They chose the components that will be inside the unit. A professional dry steam cleaner used to satisfy the requirements of all end users in both commercial and domestic sector. In February 2013 the new company E V International Ltd. was created

The goal of the company for the next five years was to expand its activities in more than 30 countries across the world. Only a few months later it was already clear that E V International Ltd. is a successfully implemented project that enjoys rapid popularity and stunning results. The company started its first sales in Sofia, Bulgaria. The results and feedback from the customers were unbelievable. Soon after that another representative office was opened and you might be surprised where it was – in Kazakhstan. In the years after there was a process of steady growth that no one could have imagined even in their wildest dreams.

E V International Ltd. is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and the factory facilities are in Milan, Italy. Over 130 employees work for the company now.

The production of EV International

The production of the EV dry steam cleaning systems is based in Milano, Italy. All products of E V International Ltd. are crafted by hand and undergo strict quality control. Their production is entrusted to experienced personnel that work with high quality and reliable materials to achieve the best possible results. Thanks to all this, the products the company offers are environmentally friendly, technologically advanced and with long-term warranty.

The production of the EV dry steam cleaning systems is based in Milano, Italy. All products of E V International Ltd. are crafted by hand and undergo strict quality control. Their production is entrusted to experienced personnel that work with high quality and reliable materials to achieve the best possible results. Thanks to all this, the products the company offers are environmentally friendly, technologically advanced and with long-term warranty.

100% Italian design and production
Hand-made by highly qualified specialists
No compromises with the materials
Eco-friendly products
Satisfaction guaranteed for years to come

Our products are our passion and they are engineered to provide exceptional results.

Creation of the dry steam cleaning

In the 70’s of the last century, the inventor of this cleaning system was a bartender whose hardest task was to clean lipstick stains left on the cocktail glasses. He rubbed and rubbed but the stains were so sticky that it was almost impossible to remove them. Then one day, on a whim, he placed one of the stained glasses under the steam vent of the cappuccino machine and found out that the lipstick was cleaned in seconds. The result of this discovery is the creation of a powerful revolutionary cleaning system with dry steam and high temperature. Thus, the revolutionary system LADY VAP, the ancestor of EV 3000i, was born and sold over 3 million times worldwide....

In the 70’s of the last century, the inventor of this cleaning system was a bartender whose hardest task was to clean lipstick stains left on the cocktail glasses. He rubbed and rubbed but the stains were so sticky that it was almost impossible to remove them. Then one day, on a whim, he placed one of the stained glasses under the steam vent of the cappuccino machine and found out that the lipstick was cleaned in seconds. The result of this discovery is the creation of a powerful revolutionary cleaning system with dry steam and high temperature. Thus, the revolutionary system LADY VAP, the ancestor of EV 3000i, was born and sold over 3 million times worldwide.... In those days, no one would have thought that it would be possible to wash a car with only 2 liters / half gallon of water without releasing waste into the environment. Or to be able to clean and sanitize a baby’s chair, leaving it dry, in just a few seconds. This and much more can be done with the EV dry steam generator.

Team

The owners

Stanley Kolev
Katharina Kolev

In 2000 Stanley Kolev begins his activity in the area of direct marketing and active sales in Hamburg, Germany. In 2001 he successfully meets the requirements of ADDP and receives an “Area Distributor Development Program” Certificate. In March 2003 Stanley Kolev becomes “Distributor Trainee”. In January 2004 Katharina Berndt joins him and from this moment the company Stanley Kolev Ltd. becomes a great success.

... In April 2004 Stanley Kolev wins the prestigious “President’s pin Award”, which turns the company into a deserving member of the group of famous and distinguished professionals in direct sales. In June 2004, Stanley and Katharina Kolev are already recognized “Factory Distributor”. They are both working and preparing the foundations of a direct sales corporation. In 2005 Stanley Kolev Ltd. opens five new offices in Braunschweig, Kassel, Bremen, Oldenburg and Lübeck, Germany. More than 100 employees work in all offices, dealing with direct marketing and active sales. Years of great achievements and thousands of sales have followed. From 2008 Stanley Kolev Ltd. continues its activities successfully in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Massimiliano Menichini
Simona Menichini

General Vapeur is an innovative company, a successful example of the most genuine Italian family business. The brand is the result of the established experience of their father Luciano Menichini who has been manufacturing high-quality electrical appliances since 1973. Such valuable legacy has been taken over by his children, Simona and Massimiliano, who have launched a future-oriented project.

... Using the solid foundation, the current generation has expanded into markets abroad, bringing the best of “Made in Italy” to the world. They were one of the first companies in the world to propose saturated dry steam for cleaning and sanitizing. Followed by years of success and rewarded by the sales of millions of machines worldwide. General Vapeur began a complete renovation, transferring its entire production to a new facility in the factory compound in Milan.

Handcrafted with precision
With attention to every detail
For guaranteed superb quality

The EV Factory

In our factory in Milan, Italy are working more than 100 people on 2 shifts a day. The Company covers an area of 13 000 sq. m. (42 651 sq. ft.), with internal design, mold construction, 29 machines with additional equipment for injection molding and 4 000 sq. m. (13 123 sq. ft.) for assembling lines where we are able to produce more than 5 000 units a week. The production process undergoes strict quality control. First, we verify the incoming prime materials. Then, we have additional control during the assembling process. In our performance test area, we are making sure that every part of the unit is working properly and safely according to the international standards. Another quality test is executed in our “life test” area where units are stressed and tested for years and years, eliminating all possible problems. That gives us the opportunity to continuously improve the quality and performance of the EV unit.

The EV Headquarters

The head office of the company is located in Sofia, Bulgaria. A team of specialists and professionals takes care of the day-to-day support of all the distributors worldwide. In addition to a high-quality product, we offer a full package of services: marketing materials, trainings, technical support, integration and a comprehensive vision of work structure for our distributors and partners. Since the establishment of E V International Ltd., we have been able to build a working marketing model that allows our partners to start their own business with very little investment. We dare to say that we are one of the world’s fastest growing direct marketing companies for dry steam cleaners and as such, we are adaptive to all the challenges of this dynamic work environment.

Our mission

The EV Green Concept

The EV Green Concept

Save water with
the EV dry steam cleaner

Save water with
the EV dry steam cleaner

Bacteria, microbes and dust
mites elimination with EV3000i

Bacteria, microbes and dust
mites elimination with EV3000i

Stop the pollution with EV3000i

Stop the pollution with EV3000i