Auto Laundry News - June 2012

Self-Serve Equipment

Carolina Pride Carwash Inc.
Roxboro, North Carolina

Carolina Pride Carwash has been providing self-serve car wash operators throughout the nation with quality systems for over 40 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Performa™ Self-Serve Car Wash Series.

Advantages/Features • To ensure a clean car, the Performa self-serve car wash series comes complete with presoak, high-pressure soap, rinse, wax, tire cleaner, foam brush, reverse osmosis production, and spot-free delivery.

Price • Request a quote online at or
via toll free phone.

Contact • Carolina Pride Carwash Inc., 417 S. Madison Blvd., P.O. Box 488, Roxboro, NC 27573. Toll free: (800) 421-5119. Fax: (336) 597-5113. E-mail: Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

With over 45 years manufacturing a full line of car wash equipment, Jim Coleman Company still offers its most popular self-serve car wash unit, the SuperSaver.

What’s New/Best Seller • The SuperSaver.

Advantages/Features • Made of all stainless-steel construction, the SuperSaver is pre-wired and pre-plumbed. It features tire cleaner, pre-soak, soap, foaming brush rinse, foaming conditioner, and clear-coat protection. Totally self-contained, the SuperSaver has an automatic chemical mixing tank along with high-and-low-pressure gauges. The system is ideal for multiple bay and remodel sites. Graphic decals come with the unit.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide and international distributors with a toll-free number are available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5842 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. (713) 683-9878. Toll free: (800) 999-9878. Website:

Hoffman Mint
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hoffman Mint is a designer and leading manufacturer of high quality lead free tokens for the car wash industry. The company has been minting tokens for more than 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Unique Alloy Tokens.

Advantages/Features • The secure tokens allow the operator to use high value tokens at a car wash while reducing the opportunity for competitors’ tokens or amusement tokens to be used. Several stock designs
are available or custom tokens can be designed with original logos and artwork. Experienced designers are on staff to help create new designs to owners’ specifications.

Contact • Hoffman Mint, 1400 N.W. 65th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. (954) 917-5451. Toll free: (800) 227-5813. Fax: (954) 917-3079. E-mail: Website:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the US subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world’s largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • JetWash®.

Advantages/Features • Mark VII’s JetWash accommodates up to four bays in a self-contained unit only 56” wide and 24” deep, making it easy to get through a standard-sized door and easy to fit into a small equipment room. Variable frequency drives allow pump-speed change for each wash function, giving the operator complete control of water and chemical consumption. Direct drive motors run smoother and quieter than belts and pulleys, while eliminating the maintenance headache of regular adjustment. Injectors provide more precise control over chemical delivery than mixing tanks and air pumps, ensuring cars get clean while controlling operating costs for consumables. Solenoid plugs light up when activated for easy troubleshooting.

Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson Street, Arvada, CO 80003. (303) 423-4910. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: Website:

Standard Change-Makers Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Standard Change-Makers’ SitePRO Plus Remote Car Wash Management and Monitoring System allows car wash owners to remotely monitor and manage their sites 24/7.

What’s New/Best Seller • The SitePRO Plus System.

Advantages/Features • SitePRO Plus tracks car wash activity in real time through bays or equipment in service, how payments are received (bills, coins, credit card, fleet, or gift accounts), total revenue, weather conditions, wash club loyalty program activity, and much more. Features include: integration with Guardian XP (and other car wash entry systems); integrated hi-speed credit card processing for pay stations, vacs, and self serve bays; alarm notification text messages; daily transaction summaries via e-mail; wash club website; monitoring of utility room and wash bays; wash site accounting; fleet and gift card programs; remote monitoring; and real-time status updates access via Internet-enabled devices.

Contact • Standard Change-Makers Inc., 3130 N. Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235. (317) 899-6966. Toll free: (800) 968-6955. Fax: (317) 899-6977. E-mail: Website:

CustomKraft Industries Inc. North
Little Rock, Arkansas

CustomKraft Industries has manufactured high-quality self-service car wash equipment for over 29 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • CustomKraft’s Bay Meters.

Advantages/Features • CustomKraft Bay Meters are compatible with all self-service equipment. The 12” x 20” stainless steel bay meter is equipped with a rotary switch, digital timer, and coin vault. The bay meter will accept coins, tokens, bills, and credit cards. The meters have durable poly-carbonate decals that are color coordinated to match bay instruction signs. All cycles are placed in order of recommended application to clarify proper operation for customers. All equipment is ETL and CETL listed.

Contact • CustomKraft Industries Inc., 4611 West Bethany Rd., North Little Rock, AR 72117. Toll free: (800) 869-1448. E-mail: Website:

Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

With close to 40 years of manufacturing experience, Ryko Solutions’ quality self-serve wash systems give owners flexibility along with customer convenience.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Signature Series.

Advantages/Features • A modular self-serve system, the Signature Series is available in five standard packages or can be built to suit the operator’s standards and specifications. Each package contains all the hardware (booms, trigger guns, foaming brushes, foaming conditioner guns, signage packages, wand and brush holders, and mat holders), hoses, fittings, and necessary ancillary items such as in-bay meter boxes and vacuums and vacuum islands to assist an operator in getting started. Each package is available for any number of self-service bays, from two all the way up to 12 bays. If one of the packages doesn’t fit an operator’s needs, the modularity of the components makes it easy to create a unique package.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide and international direct sales representatives and distributors via a toll-free number.

Price • Available upon request. Contact • Ryko Solutions Inc., 1500 SE 37th Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Toll free: (855) 498-8159. Website:

American Changer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

American Changer is the largest bill changer and token dispenser manufacturer in the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • The AC2225 bill changer featuring MEI recycler bill acceptors.

Advantages/Features • The changer holds a large capacity of coins and when ordered with the optional MEI recycler
bill acceptors, allows customers to receive either $5 or $1 bills along with their change when a high valued bill is inserted. Considered to be a mini bill breaker, this option allows customers to receive bills back and just enough coins to help prevent unused coins from leaving the car wash.
Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide and international distributors with toll free technical support.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • American Changer, 1400 N.W. 65th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Toll free: (800) 741-9840. Website:

Dultmeier Sales
Omaha, Nebraska

Dultmeier Sales is a leading manufacturer and distributor to the self-serve, conveyor, and automatic car wash markets. For over 75 years, Dultmeier has been supplying the agriculture, industrial, and car wash industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • Credit Card, Bill, and Coin Meters.

Advantages/Features • The wireless credit card system was designed to eliminate
dial-up phone lines. The unit accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and fleet cards. A bill acceptor for $1 to $20 bills and a coin acceptor for up to six coins or tokens are standard features. Custom graphics are available to match to an existing design. New color schemes are available with each new meter.

Contact • Dultmeier Sales, 13808 Industrial Road, Omaha, NE 68137. (402) 333-1444. Toll free: (800) 228-9666. Fax: (402) 333-5546. E-mail: Website:

Kooler Ice Inc.
Byron, Georgia

Kooler Ice is a leading manufacturer of ice and water vending machines. The IM1000 is a green alternative to the current trucked ice delivery systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • The IM1000.

Advantages/Features • The IM1000 is compact in size, but offers the largest storage bin in its class, providing users up to 1,000 lbs of ice storage. The unit can produce up to 100, 10-lb bags of ice in a single day. It automatically produces, stores, and bags fresh ice on demand. The unit features an easy bag-changing system that can hold up to 500 bags. The machine’s “IceTalk” communication system allows owners to be in contact with the unit around the clock from remote locations to control important machine functions and to monitor sales. The ice maker can be equipped with a filter or RO water vending system.

Contact • Kooler Ice Inc., 510 Dunbar Road, Byron, GA 31008. (478) 956-1423. Website:

Unitec Electronics
Elkridge, Maryland

Unitec Electronics designs and manufactures car wash entry and payment systems for all segments of the car wash industry. Payment systems give car wash operators the ability to increase customer loyalty and the flexibility to manage their business in a variety of ways. Unitec’s line of premium, customizable entry systems offer credit card options throughout the car wash site. Unitec Electronics provides a solution for every kind of car wash.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashPay® Site Management System with credit card acceptance and pay station integration.

Advantages/Features • The WashPay Site Management System allows wash owners
to accept credit cards in self-serve bays, increasing total customer purchases. Owners can remotely monitor and configure their bays, as well as view sales and equipment usage reports. Multiple purchases by a customer may be combined into one transaction, minimizing credit card transaction fees. An optional receipt printer is also available. The unit can track other credit card transactions using Unitec equipment, further minimizing transaction fees for site owners. Customers using VIP Wash Pass have the flexibility to use the card throughout the site.

Contact • Unitec Electronics, 7125 Troy Hill Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075. (443) 561-1200. Toll free: (800) 4-UNITEC. Fax: (410) 579-6830. E-mail: Website:

Ronexa LLC
Irwin, Pennsylvania

The Little Anteater allows car wash operators to increase revenue by having consumers spend more time at pay vacuum machines.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Little Anteater.

Advantages/Features • The Little Anteater is a re-useable crevice tool that fits into the standard vacuum nozzle found at car wash vacuum islands. The simple to use device allows the user to get into the small spaces of a car’s interior in much the same way as the crevice attachment that comes with home vacuums. The consumer inserts the product into the nozzle, vacuums the interior’s small spaces, removes and takes the product home with them. The two-piece device stores in the glove box or center console easily. The tip of the anteater is separate from the body and was designed to be rotated 360 degrees without dislodging the tip or any reduction in suction. The product is vending machine compatible.

Contact • Ronexa LLC, 7546 Route 30, Irwin, PA 15642. (724) 864-0400. Toll free: (800) ANT-1948. E-mail: Website:

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