Auto Laundry News - November 2011

In-Bay Automatics

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

BayWash is the in-bay division of SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory — the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment in the world. The company has taken its expertise in car washing and its proven components of its conveyorized systems and integrated them into the in-bay product line. The i5 and G2 deliver clean, dry, shiny cars at fast speeds.

What’s New/Best Seller • The BayWash i5 Soft-Touch Hybrid.

Advantages/Features • The BayWash i5 offers both a soft-touch hybrid and a touch-free in-bay automatic car wash. The touch-free G2 with dual wash towers not only cleans faster, but delivers more cleaning power per cycle. The BayWash G2 with tunnel clean technology delivers a professional quality wash.

Price • Configure and price a car wash online.

Contact • SONNY’s The Car Wash Factory, 5606 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 724-4288. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Istobal USA
West Palm Beach, Florida

A leading manufacturer of automatic car, truck, and bus wash systems and modular glass buildings since 1950.

What’s New/Best Seller • M’NEX 22.

Advantages/Features • The M’NEX 22 was designed to satisfy the most demanding car wash professionals in regard to: looks, mechanics, flexibility, efficiency, and reliability. The elegant, modular design of this series sets a new trend in adaptability. Available in touch, touch-free, or combination units, with amperage sensing wash modules and a contouring whisper quiet dryer at only 74 dB.

Contact • Istobal USA, 3600 Investment Lane, Suite 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33404. Toll free: (888) 927-4631. Fax: (561) 844-3914. E-mail: Website:

PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing, a Dover Company, is a leading designer/producer of vehicle wash systems. LaserWash® and Tandem® brands of in-bay systems and WashTools™ conveyor tunnel systems are operating in thousands of facilities around the globe. PDQ provides business marketing and wash payment products under the Access® brand name.

What’s New/Best Seller • The LaserWash.

Advantages/Features • The newest LaserWash’s Smart360 technology allows the machine to “think for itself” to increase up-time and optimize the wash process. Faster wash speeds lead to increases in vehicle throughput and shorter lines. Simplified machine design and lower energy and utility usages reduce operating costs. New services include Front Bug Prep, dedicated Super Sealant applicators, Flash Dry rinse, and enhanced arch control to offer better detergent coverage and improved bug removal. Rounded arch corners keep the wash process focused on the vehicle — reducing water and detergent waste.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • PDQ Manufacturing Inc., 1698 Scheuring Road, De Pere, WI 54115. (920) 983-8333. Toll free: (800) 227-3373. Email: Website:

Ryko Solutions Inc.
Grimes, Iowa

Ryko manufactures car wash equipment for high-volume locations.

What’s New/Best Seller • SoftGloss MAXX.

Advantages/Features • The SoftGloss MAXX is designed for vehicles of all sizes and features high throughput for maximum profitability. The combination of CleanTouch wash material and technological advancements push customer satisfaction and revenue potential to new levels.

Contact • Ryko Solutions Inc., 1500 SE 37th Ave., Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. Fax: (515) 986-3621. E-mail: Website:

Nu-Star Inc.
Shakopee, Minnesota

A manufacturer of quality car wash equipment for over 40 years, Nu-Star Inc. continues to provide the industry with quality, affordable equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • Tri-Star Car Wash System.

Advantages/Features • The Nu-Star Tri-Star Car Wash System is one of the most cost effective machines in the industry. The unit combines superior cleaning technology with an easy and affordable price. The machine is upgradeable to high-pressure rinse, multi-colored foaming system, and any other options Nu-Star provides. The unit also has the capability of adding an onboard drying system for restricted size bays.

Customer/Operator Support • National distributor network and factory service technicians are available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Nu-Star Inc., 1425 Stagecoach Road, Shakopee, MN 55379. (952) 445-8295. Toll free: (800) 800-9274. Website:

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas

Jim Coleman Company has been in the car wash business for over 45 years providing expert knowledge in manufacturing quality equipment as well as creating innovative products that enhance the car wash experience.

What’s New/Best Seller • Water Wizard 2.0.

Advantages/Features • The Water Wizard 2.0 is equipped with undercarriage and rocker panel sprayers for power cleaning. Scrubbing action, oscillating nozzles and high-pressure water attacks dirt from different angles.

Price • Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distribution network is available.

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

Benton, Kentucky

Ceccato has been manufacturing wash equipment for over 60 years, and has sold equipment in over 50 countries around the world. The quality equipment line provides washing applications for not only the vehicle care industry but also bus, truck, railway, and subway applications.

What’s New/Best Seller • Pegasus Air Plus Rollover Automatic.

Advantages/Features • The Pegasus Air Plus is offered in three different configurations that allow the true choice of friction or touch-free wash options. The advanced software increases owner control over every aspect of the wash packages. Ceccato’s proven technology substantially lowers utility and operating costs while providing speed and wash quality.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distribution network with authorized distributors throughout North America.

Contact • Ceccato, Pro Equipment Company, 350 Hwy 68 East. Benton, KY 42025. Toll free: (800) 544 7767. E-mail: Website:

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 Kondor™ KL1 (1-Arm) and KL2 (2-Arm) Touchless In-Bays.

Advantages/Features • The KL1 delivers the smooth one-arm operation, while the KL2 provides dual-arm washing and rinsing. The available active site marketing wings attract more customers, while the available LED navigation system illuminates the wash arms with RGB color-changing lights to help get cars loaded quickly.

Price • Starting at $52,950.

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:

D&S Car Wash Equipment Company
High Ridge, Missouri

D&S is a leading manufacturer of in-bay automatics, self-service equipment, and industrial vacuums. Established in 1972, the D&S brand has become synonymous with durability, performance, and reliability. D&S is a proud supplier of car wash equipment and turnkey solutions to the auto dealer, convenience store, and investor (retail) market segments.

What’s New/Best Seller • ”IQ” Soft-touch and Touch-free In-bay Automatics.

Advantages/Features • Introducing the new, IQ in-bay automatics with intelligent 3D profiling and invisible treadle. The highly efficient IQ profiles each vehicle in three-dimension to minimize power, water, and chemical use. The 3D scan captures each vehicle’s unique shape while mapping details like luggage racks and spoilers, to maximize cleaning effectiveness. Units have an invisible treadle for an open bay look, scalable to most bays. Designed with advanced components for easy maintenance and greater reliability. The Tire Cannon™ cleans wheels and tires. Other benefits include: a 2-year warranty, 7’6” vehicle height, web enabled, electric motor drive with VFD’s, voice announcer, ultra-compact pump stand, whisper-quiet operation, contouring logic, and fast, easy installation.

Customer/Operator Support • All D&S products are sold through a network of distributors who provide complete factory service and technical support.

Price • Call for quote.

Contact • D&S Car Wash Equipment Company, 4200 Brandi Lane, High Ridge, MO 63049. (636) 677-3442. Fax: (636) 677-4105. Website:

Statesville, North Carolina

AUTEC Car Wash Systems manufactures precision-built, all-stainless-steel, soft-touch, touch-free, and hybrid car wash systems. The company is committed to reliable products, quality service, and the ongoing success of its customers.

What’s New/Best Seller • The In-Bay Express Car Wash.

Advantages/Features • Built around the successful EV1 combination machine, customers can choose an all soft-touch wash, an all touch-free wash, or a combination of both. Traditionally, in-bay automatics have limited capability because of the high number of functions being done on-board — creating extra passes for the machine. The new system does most of the functions off board, without the need for a conveyor system, enabling the operator to increase throughput by up to three times, while still enjoying the simplicity and favorable economics of an automatic rollover. The system can wash a car in 90 seconds or less, with a top capacity of up to 30 vehicles per hour.

Customer/Operator Support • A network of distribution, installation, and maintenance throughout the United States and abroad is available.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • AUTEC Car Wash Systems, 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. (704) 871-9141. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. Fax: (704) 871-9101. E-mail: Website:

Washworld Inc.
DePere, Wisconsin

Washworld Inc. manufactures the Razor®and High Velocity® touch-free wash systems, and Radiantz® soft cloth wash system.

What’s New/Best Seller • Improved Razor Automatic Touch-Free.

Advantages/Features • Washworld has made improvements to its popular touch-free automatic: The Razor. The changes start with a revised vehicle sizing system — separate ultrasonic sensors are mounted on both driver and passenger sides and the top mounted dedicated sensor locates the rear of the vehicle for optimal cleaning effectiveness. The Flex Pass® is a stainless steel flood type pod system that has the ability to apply product to the entire vehicle (top, sides, front, and rear) in a single pass. Anything that can normally be put through the spray arch can be put through Flex Pass, saving time and money. Washview® now features a color touch screen. The interface provides photo prompts for faults, an extended fault log history, and the capacity to e-mail wash counts and alerts. The unit is also available with an on-board dryer.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Washworld Inc., 1755 E. Matthew Drive, DePere, WI 54115. (920) 338-9278. Toll free: (888) 315-7253. E-mail: Website:

Oasis Car Wash Systems
Galena, Kansas

Oasis Car Wash Systems Inc. has been manufacturing adjustable automatic car wash systems since 1985. The company offers a complete line of fully adjusting in-bay touch-less automatics, known for their speed, efficiency, and high profit margins.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Eclipse.

Advantages/Features • The Eclipse combines the benefits of an in-bay automatic with the advantages of an express tunnel without a conveyor. The new system washes and dries at a rate of 40 cars per hour. It cleans five sides of the vehicle at the same time, while drying in a separate bay allowing simultaneous service for maximum throughput. The reliable hydraulically powered drive system comes with a 5-year warranty, as well as the Eco-Wash environmentally friendly package as standard equipment.

Customer/Operator Support • An extensive distributor network backed by more than 35 years of engineering and design capabilities.

Price • Price varies depending on options.

Contact • Oasis Car Wash Systems Inc., 1909 E. 12th Street, Galena, KS 66739. (620) 783-1355. Toll free: (800) 892-3537. Fax: (620) 783-5735. E-mail: Website:

Mark VII Equipment Inc.
Arvada, Colorado

Mark VII is the U.S. subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, a leading manufacturer of car wash equipment. More than two million vehicles are washed daily in systems manufactured by the company.

What’s New/Best Seller • XT Series.

Advantages/Features • Combining Mark VII turbo technology and WashTec friction technology, the XT Series of in-bay automatics lower operating costs by cleaning a car using as little as 16.5 gallons of water in a friction wash and 22 gallons of water in a touch-free wash. Revenue-enhancing features include the HubScrub® wheel cleaning system and the SellLCD™ merchandising display for up-selling and cross-selling customers to other profit centers at the car wash site. Available models include the SoftWash XT® friction rollover, AquaJet XT® touchless rollover, ChoiceWash XT® hybrid friction/touchless rollover, and TurboJet XT® overhead/inverted L. All systems feature the K100 microprocessor-based controller designed from the ground up to control car wash equipment, giving operators flexibility to configure wash packages.

Customer/Operator Support • Over 150 Mark VII direct service technicians plus over 20 factory-trained and supported distributors support customers throughout the United States and Canada.

Price • Available upon request.

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:

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