Auto Laundry News - August 2013

Self-Serve Equipment

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a full-line car wash manufacturer. Its equipment maximizes wash bay
Profit-Per-FootSM through a smartly optimized combination of high-performance wash results, low maintenance costs, system longevity, and unparalleled customer appeal.

What’s New/Best Seller • Belanger’s Sudzer™ Forced-Air Bubble Arch.

Advantages/Features • Belanger’s Sudzer delivers the tons of bubbles that customers want — with as little as 1 oz. of chemical per car. This ultra-low chemical cost makes it easier to drive profits through higher menu prices, or increased sales of top-tier wash packages. What’s more, you can bubble presoaks, waxes, and protectants — with air, water, and chemical adjustments. Choose from three available manifold colors — red, green, or blue — to support your branding, while matching LED illumination gives your bubbles an impressive colored glow.

Service/Installation • Business planning and complete system training are offered. Extensive local distributor network and a technical support and aftermarket parts team are available.

Contact • Belanger Inc., 1001 Doheny Court, Northville, MI 48167. (248) 349-7010. Toll free: (866) 488-6635. Fax: (248) 349-2309. E-mail: Website:

MacNeil Wash System
Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems engineers durable and reliable tunnel systems that drive down the cost of ownership and boost profits with superior cleaning ability, higher throughput capabilities, less maintenance requirements, and greater revenue opportunity for the operator. MacNeil is supported by its parent company Ryko Solutions.

What’s New/Best Seller • XR1000 Conveyor.

Advantages/Features • The unit features low profile guide rails, a 14” wide deck, a heavy-duty 1/2” steel top deck, dual call-up cylinders, and a revolutionary take-up design that requires no greasing or regular maintenance.
Customer/Operator Support • Products are distributed and supported through an international network of distributors who have extensive experience in the car wash industry. MacNeil works together with operators to provide customized support and service throughout the entire lifecycle of owning and operating a car wash, from site selection to start-up.

Contact • MacNeil Wash Systems, 90 Welham Road, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 8Y4. (705) 722-7649. Toll free: (800) 361- 7797. Fax: (705) 722-0582. E-mail: Website:

Ultimatech Car Wash Equipment
Bronx, New York

Experience, quality, and attention to detail: these are the driving factors in Ultimatech’s philosophy.

What’s New/Best Seller • Lower Detail Wizard, Flex-Wrap, and Dragon System (heated CTA).

Advantages/Features • Ultimatech Systems are designed for cutting edge performance in cleaning power with unparalleled efficiency. As car wash operators, the company has the knowledge, experience, and expertise that is needed to be able to produce a clean, shiny, and dry car with the least amount of manual labor on a consistent basis.

Customer/Operator Support • Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact • Ultimatech Car Wash Equipment Corp., 525 Tiffany Street, Bronx, NY 10474. (718) 589-9300. Toll free: (877) 333-1500. E-mail: Website:

Tommy Car Wash Systems
Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems manufactures and installs high-end stainless steel car washing equipment and pre-engineered car wash buildings. Patented round arches and building design appeal to customers as a safe, friendly environment.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Totally Tommy Tunnel.

Advantages/Features • Complete tunnel systems from groundbreaking to clean, shiny, dry cars. The patented building design has been proven to dramatically increase capture rate with its four-sided attractive design that is bright, open, spacious, and inviting. Leveraging its 40-plus years as designers/builders/operators, the Totally Tommy Tunnel is intuitive for customers to use, and efficient to operate and manage. Recognizable stainless steel Tommy Arches provide excellent performance and long-term maintenance savings. Patented POD system saves money on installation, and makes wash adjustments easy with line-of-sight design.

Price • Varies from 50’ mini, to 200’ express, to c-store and flex designs. Stainless steel equipment is priced competitively compared to lower-grade materials.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems, 581 Ottawa Ave., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 494-0411. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko car wash equipment features the most advanced and effective cleaning technology on the market for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • Ryko Conveyor.

Advantages/Features • Ryko’s conveyor combines unparalleled functionality with leading technology to produce one of the industry’s most effective and efficient tunnels. The unit features new eye-appealing rinse and application arches and a powerful new contour wrap design. Other revenue generating features include pivoting wheel blasters, the Ryko RainShield Arch, and FoamBrite wash technology. The system is also available in a shorter compact conveyor for locations with limited amounts of land.

Contact • Ryko Solutions Inc., 1500 SE 37th Street, Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. E-mail: Website:

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world. The company founder, Sonny Fazio, entered the industry in 1949, opening his first full-serve car wash in Boston, MA.

What’s New/Best Seller • SONNY’S TotalShine SystemTM, the first five-step, retrofitable, online polishing system.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S new drive-through, pay-wax service delivers the potential to boost average ticket prices. The TotalShine System is a five-step online process that leverages today’s state-of-the-art chemistry, application technology, and wash materials to deliver a distinct and spectacular show to the customer. With a brilliant shine and incredible customer satisfaction, operators are using the system to achieve higher average tickets.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • Mark VII SoftLine® Tunnel Systems.

Advantages/Features • Mark VII SoftLine Tunnel Systems are simple, safe, and easy to maintain. They are professional-grade, meticulously engineered groups of friction and touch-free tunnel components. The systems can be configured to offer both friction and touch-free wash packages in the same wash building, maximizing revenue. The systems can also be configured as high-speed hybrid tunnels, utilizing the Dynamic High Pressure Arch to provide automated vehicle prep, while the Brush Station provides gentle, thorough friction cleaning. The systems can be customized to match regional preferences to ensure customer acceptance.

Price • SoftLine tunnel pricing is based on the specific system layout and support equipment required.

Customer/Operator Support • Mark VII’s nationwide network of factory-trained authorized distributors and direct service operations provide customers with installation, service, parts, and chemicals.

Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson St., Arvada, CO 80003. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: Website:

PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Car Wash Systems is passionately committed to providing great equipment as well as the resources car wash owners need to be successful. The company believes that car wash owners not only need great equipment, but a partner to continually help them grow their business. The company’s singular goal is to be the most helpful brand in car washing.

What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Dryer Stargate; Graphix arch; electric drive options; combo units; the mini-tunnel wash package; the PECO help center; advanced website for 24/7 access; and a comprehensive parts book.

Advantages/Features • PECO equipment is tailored to fit any tunnel on any budget and is designed for the perfect balance of engineering and flexibility. Along with a dealer network, choice of equipment materials, engineering and electronics support in house, the company’s website, and parts book are designed to provide customers the help they need.

Customer/Operator Support • A well-established worldwide dealer network.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • PECO Car Wash Systems, 244 Rex Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326. (248) 299-5800. Toll free: (800) 448 3946. Fax: (248) 299-9001. E-mail: Website:

AVW Equipment Company Inc.
Maywood, Illinois

The “Simplicity in Motion” philosophy is at the core of AVW’s equipment design, approach to relationships, and objective for customers’ operations. Tunnel systems (29’ to 130’ plus) offer limitless customization options and feature heavy-gauge stainless steel construction for years of reliability and durability. Belt conveyors (30”, 42”, 144”) provide longer life and quieter operation and the electric-drive system eliminates the need for hydraulic motors, pumps, circuits, etc.

What’s New/Best Seller • In-bay conversions of rollover automatics into conveyorized tunnels.

Advantages/Features • Increase wash counts in existing bays as short as 29’. With a full-featured conveyor wash, additional services can be offered and average ticket prices increased. New DB30 belt conveyors present unique options in addition to conventional over-under conveyors to solve site-specific conversion issues.

Price • Complete equipment packages are available at the same price point as a new automatic.

Contact • AVW Equipment Company Inc., 105 S. Ninth Ave., Maywood, IL 60153. (708) 343-7738. E-mail: Website:

Coleman Hanna Car Wash Systems LLC
Houston, Texas

Since 1959, Coleman Hanna has been manufacturing a broad line of conveyor car wash equipment, engineering and manufacturing durable, low maintenance equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • In Bay Tunnels™.

Advantages/Features • Coleman Hanna’s In Bay Tunnels can fit in most standard rollover bays and can wash 35 to 60 cars per hour. Utilizing the most productive combination of Hanna foam or cloth components. The system is more than twice as fast as most in-bay automatics, more than doubling wash volume while reducing drive-offs, turning a rollover or self-serve bay into a true profit center. Packages are available to fit bays 28’, 35’, and 40’ in length. All three systems can be modified to suit individual needs.

Contact • Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Fax: (713) 683-9624. Website:

Istobal USA
Bristol, Virginia

Istobal USA is a company of professionals, dedicated to producing the best automatic car, truck, and bus wash equipment for over 60 years. The company designs and builds customized modular glass car wash buildings to protect equipment and enhance the look of any business.

What’s New/Best Seller • The “A Rail” Overhead Conveyor System.

Advantages/Features • The conveyor system has models ranging from 35 to 150 feet. The A Rail is designed to minimalize tunnel floor intrusion by hanging its components on a patent-pending overhead rail system. This creates a flexible configuration where operators can easily relocate or reposition wraps, top brushes, mitters, foamers, arches, and even dryer components. The unit is available with over/under 3’6” or 7’ spacing, or surface mounted conveyors in either hydraulic or electric drives with VFDs for speed control. The A Rail is available in express, flex, and full-service configurations.

Contact • Istobal USA, 1100 Page Street, Bristol, VA 24201. (800) 336-8795. Fax: (276) 466-4256. Website:

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