Glutton®, the success story of a Belgian leader in street cleaning

SA Lange Christian was created back in 1988, when its main business was motorised garden equipment.

Here are some important milestones along our journey:

  • 1988


    SA Lange Christian is created, mainly selling motorised garden equipment.

  • 1994


    The decision is made to develop an urban waste vacuum cleaner as a way of mitigating the seasonal nature of garden-related activities and to meet the growing demand from towns and cities in terms of street cleaning.

  • 1995


    The prototype Glutton® is presented at the BEST environmental trade fair in Namur.

  • 1998


    The company wins the economic prize of Namur province, rewarding Christian Lange for his innovation and export success.

  • 2001


    A proper assembly line is installed and opened to improve Glutton® production capacity and quality.

  • 2007


    The company relocates to a new factory in Andenne (Sclayn) and the electric Glutton® enters series production.

  • 2010


    Glutton® wins the Wallonia Export Award for its dynamism and its international success: Glutton® now has a presence in 48 countries and 2500 towns and cities across the world. Major drive to boost exports.

  • 2012


    Glutton® is one of the "Trends Gazelles 2012" of Namur province as a company in rapid growth. Glutton® now has a presence in 52 countries and more than 4000 towns and cities on all five continents.

  • 2016


    Glutton® has a presence in 60 countries and 5000 towns and cities, putting a smile on the face of residents and users. The size of the team increases to 55.

  • 20 June 2017

    20 June 2017

    In a world first, Glutton® presents Glutton® Zen®a new 100% electric street sweeper – to its customers, suppliers, partners and the press.

  • 21 August 2017

    21 August 2017

    Now growing strongly, the company breaks ground in the Mécalys business park, where a new ultra-modern 7000 m² factory will be built.

  • 21 November 2017

    21 November 2017

    The Glutton® Zen® is unveiled for the first time in France at the SMCL (a French local government trade fair) in Paris.

  • 14 May 2018

    14 May 2018

    Glutton® Zen® is presented at the IFAT trade fair in Munich. For the first time, street cleaning managers from the largest cities in the world get an exclusive look at the Glutton® Zen® street sweeper.

  • 2018


    The company moves into a new ultra-modern 7000 m² factory. Glutton® currently has 94 employees and is restructuring the workforce to remain the leading player in street cleaning.

  • 14 May 2019

    14 May 2019

    Grand opening of our brand-new, 7000 m², ultra-modern, eco-friendly production site. The adventure is only just beginning …

  • 12 September 2019

    12 September 2019

    Christian Lange is named Officer of the Order of Merit for “his company which shows to the entire world that Wallonia is a hive of innovation, for his extraordinary visionary capabilities and for his values of well-being at work, of passion and sustainability that he promotes on a daily basis.”