Manufacturers' Showcase - August 2009

Tunnel Wash Systems

Tommy Car Wash Systems
Holland, Michigan

Tommy Car Wash Systems offers complete equipment packages for ground-up and tunnel renovations from 80 to 180 feet. Systems are constructed with stainless steel craftsmanship and the best system components available in an all-in-one turnkey wash system.

What’s New/Best Seller • The patented POD system.

Advantages/Features • Tommy’s has developed see thru Tommy buildings through a unique process called a POD. The POD houses the chemical pump stations, hp pumps, and hydraulics giving a micro-brewery look, and allowing the operator to see the adjustments in the wash.

Customer/Operator Support • Customers can receive alerts about their car wash systems via text message. Free phone support is available.

Price • Competitive pricing available upon request.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems, 581 Ottawa Ave., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49424. (616) 494-0771. E-mail: 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 provides 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:

PDQ Manufacturing
De Pere, Wisconsin

PDQ Manufacturing provides quality car wash equipment for the professional tunnel market through the WashTools brand. The company produces a full line of equipment including entry stations; tunnel controllers; touch free, friction, or hybrid wash equipment; and high-quality drying systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • WashTools Easy Access RFID systems.

Advantages/Features • The Easy Access RFID provides consumers with a convenient and secure payment system for the entrance to a car wash. Combined with the Wash Access Loyalty system an operator can sell prepaid, account, or wash book packages. In addition, the system can be used to offer the hottest new wash marketing feature — monthly wash subscriptions. This allows a customer to get a set number of washes (or unlimited) in a set period of time (usually a month) for a flat recurring fee.

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

Price • Value based pricing available upon request.

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

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest supplier of car wash equipment 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 • Seven new car wash products have been released: Bison Tire Brush, Flat Mitter Basket, The Octopus Mirror Blaster, Free Hand Prep Station, Ram Jet Dryer, Whisper Top Brush, and the 103 Rain Arch.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S has over $8 million worth of car wash equipment ready to ship including retrofit kits to update an existing piece of equipment to the latest technology, and replacement parts to keep any component operating at peak performance. Over 12,000 car wash operators depend on the company to deliver what they need, when they need it.

Price • Configure and price a car wash tunnel online.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5606 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321 (954) 720 4100. Toll free: (800)-327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Motor City Wash Works Inc.
Wixom, Michigan

Motor City Wash Works manufactures and sells high-quality equipment, parts, and accessories to the vehicle wash industry for both tunnel and in-bay automatic car washes. The company produces high-quality chemical dilution and delivery systems.

What’s New/Best Seller • Wash Works now offers a complete line of tunnel wash equipment branded Wash Street™.

Advantages/Features • All equipment is designed to operate simply and reliably in a minimal footprint while being aesthetically pleasing. Crossover Wraps can wash up to 180 cars per hour and occupies just 14 feet; the Accelerator Top Wheel can be mounted on the driver or passenger side of the tunnel with an 80 inch wide brush and only needs 6 feet; and the Axis Arch can contour each vehicle’s shape within 24 inches and deliver 18 GPM at 1,000 psi in only 6 feet. Color Skinz™ provide a softer, cleaner look to heavy-duty machinery and come in eight main colors and accent colors (gray, yellow, orange, green, blue, red, pink, and white). The covers protect the equipment structure without the hassle of quickly deteriorating powder coat finishes.

Price • Affordable pricing available upon request.

Contact • Motor City Wash Works Inc., 48285 Frank Street, Wixom, MI 48393. Toll free: (866) 362-6377. Fax: (248) 313-0271. E-mail Website:

MacNeil Wash Systems
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems was established in 1982 and is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer. The company designs and manufactures quality car wash systems for the tunnel car wash industry and for the automotive dealer, fleet, and rental markets. MacNeil products are engineered to provide superior cleaning performance, reduced maintenance, increased production, with maximum cost savings and equipment longevity.

What’s New/Best Sellers • Versa Arch Series.

Advantages/Features • MacNeil’s new Versa Arches offer flexibility and style, while simplifying maintenance and adjustments. Designed by chemical delivery specialists and industry veterans, the arches deliver a precise, thorough, and efficient application. With infinite adjustability and performance-specific configurations, the arches maximize cleaning results, eliminate costly chemical overlap, and save critical tunnel space. A variety of vivid colors, decal/signage options, and add-on features add flare to a wash tunnel.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through an international network of over 50 distributors. Distributors have extensive experience in the car wash industry and partner with operators to provide customized support and service throughout the entire life cycle of owning and operating a car wash.

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:

Chief’s Manufacturing
Cleveland, Ohio

Chief’s Manufacturing produces the widest array of touchless equipment in the industry. The company uses a unique combination of high-pressure, high-volume, zero-degree nozzles to achieve maximum impact. Chief’s equipment can reduce water and sewer costs by 75 to 80 percent.

What’s New/Best Seller • Chief’s Automatic Prep Systems; Equalizer-Red Touchless Detergent; Water Genie Reclaim Systems.

Advantages/Features • Chief’s Touchless systems and Auto Prep arches and components achieve 100 percent vehicle coverage regardless of size and shape. The systems can turn any all-cloth wash process into a hybrid process with relative ease. The Touchless Detergent Equalizer-Red is an economical, alkaline, and touchless solution. The solution comes in two parts that are mixed on-site to create a 55-gallon drum of concentrate. The Water Genie Reclaim System uses self-cleaning, 5-micron filters, and requires no backflushing. The unit comes pre-assembled and pre-wired and takes just three hours to install. The system can save 75 percent on water and sewer bills in a conveyor environment, and up to 80 percent in an in-bay operation.

Price • Auto Prep Systems: call for quote; Equalizer-Red Touchless Detergent: $137.50 per drum; Water Genie Reclaim Systems: $10,500 -$17,500.

Customer/Operator Support • Chief’s offers customer support 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for all installation, service, sales, parts, and warranty needs.

Contact • Chief’s Manufacturing, 4325 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44121. (216) 291-3200. Toll free: (800) 433-7758. Fax: (216) 291-4222. E-mail:

Hanna Car Wash Systems
Houston, Texas

Since 1960, Hanna has been a top supplier of car wash equipment, parts, and systems. Hanna has over 30,000 installations and an experienced network that provides individual attention and service.

What’s New/Best Seller • Rotary Top Brush.

Advantages/Features • The Rotary Top Brush is designed for thorough cleaning of the hood, roof, and rear areas of a vehicle. The brush is extra wide, and does not have to be retracted for pick-up beds. It utilizes a low pivot point that allows for longer contact with the vehicle. The brush can be mounted with all versions of post-mounted tire washers, side brushes, and hubcap rocker panel brushes. The lower brush position provides better cleaning of the grills and bumpers of vehicles. Retro-kits are available for mounting the brush into existing FTM, DTM, and HSS frames.

Customer/Operator Support • A worldwide distributor network is available for support.

Price • Pricing quotes available upon request.

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

Econocraft Worldwide Carwash Manufacturing
Bronx, New York

Econocraft Worldwide Carwash Mfg. Inc., was the first manufacturer to incorporate stainless steel into car wash equipment and components.

What’s New/Best Seller • EZ Top Brush; Poodle Brush Tire and Rim Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The EZ Top Brush is designed to wash the entire car top to bottom. The brush starts 16” from the ground; travels to the front bumper and grill; proceeds to the hood, roof, trunk, and/or the back window of SUVs; down the rear bumper; and finishes 16” from the ground. The Poodle Brush Tire and Rim Cleaner unit effortlessly follows the vehicle’s wheels, achieving extensive tire and rim cleaning while reducing labor expenses and time.

Customer/Operator Support • Econocraft has a national distribution network and a full-service West Coast office.

Price • Modest prices are available upon request.

Contact • Econocraft Worldwide Carwash Mfg. Inc., 383 Concord Ave., Bronx, NY 10454. (718) 585-6463. Toll free: (800) 344-5154. Fax: (718) 585-0788. E-mail:

PECO Car Wash Systems
Auburn Hills, Michigan

PECO Car Wash Systems designs and manufactures premium Hybrid Soft Cloth and Touch-Free Tunnel Car Wash Systems. PECO can custom design each system to meet individual car wash needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • PECO Combo Unit.

Advantages/Features • The PECO Combo Unit is designed for superior cleaning coverage on top, front, side, and rear of vehicles. The new product maximizes cleaning potential in a minimal amount of tunnel space. Many different configurations are available to fit any wash and budget. Customers can build it their way on the company’s website.

Customer/Operator Support • PECO is serviced by a well-established global dealer network.

Price • Starting as low as $23,995. Call for customized pricing.

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:

Ryko Manufacturing Company
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 • The Rocket Conveyor.

Advantages/Features • Ryko’s Rocket 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 Rain Shield Arch, and the FoamBrite wash system. The system is also available in a shorter Compact Rocket Conveyor for locations with limited amounts of land.

Contact • Ryko Manufacturing Company, 11600 NW 54th Avenue, Grimes, IA 50111. (515) 986-3700. E-mail: Website:

NS Wash Systems
Inglewood, California

NS Wash Systems, an innovator in the vehicle wash industry, has been the number one provider to the high-volume unattended vehicle washing industry since 1961. Long recognized as the West Coast’s premier supplier to the conveyor market, NS continues to grow the retail car wash market throughout the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • The El Segundo 5-Minute Express Carwash.

Advantages/Features • In May 2006, NS Wash Systems opened a 60,000-square-foot facility near Los Angeles International Airport. The wash houses a 180-foot exterior express car wash tunnel, and investors can see NS’s newest and best car wash equipment in full operation.

Customer/Operator Support • NS Wash Systems provides its customers with site evaluations, site designs, building layouts, traffic flow plans, follow-up operational evaluations and consultation, and hands-on new operator training.

Contact • NS Wash Systems, 235 West Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 412-7074. Toll free: (800) 782-1582. Fax: (310) 673-0276. E-mail: Web site:

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Belanger offers wash bay solutions that maximize returns on every square foot of a car wash investment. Called Profit-Per-Foot SM, it’s the company’s commitment to provide a comprehensive array of revenue-generating wash components.

What’s New/Best Seller • DuraShiner™ DX.

Advantages/Features • The DuraShiner™ is an automatic tire shining product that avoids spotty coverage, wasted chemical, slippery tunnel floors, and sling on customer vehicles. The equipment delivers consistent shine, “Rim-to-Tread” SM, with as little as one ounce of chemical per vehicle — less than half of what other designs require. Chemical stays on the tire, and off the floor, walls, and customers’ vehicles.

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

Price • Available upon request or by accessing the ROI calculator on the company’s website.

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

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