Manufacturers' Showcase - August 2008

Tunnel Wash Systems

Belanger Inc.
Northville, Michigan

Founded in 1969, Belanger Inc. is a leader in innovative technology and quality car wash equipment manufacturing. The company has an extensive line of products including drive through and conveyor car wash systems, friction rollovers, touch-free automatics, and large vehicle wash systems. All Belanger vehicle wash systems provide high-performance cleaning, consistent reliable operation, user-friendly functionality, and unsurpassed product durability.

What’s New/Best Seller • Signature Series Tunnel Equipment.

Advantages/Features • Belanger’s new Signature Series is a high-end tunnel system that is advanced in appearance, control, and design flexibility. The unit features clean, white powder-coated framing; variable frequency drive controls; and web-based wash management. Six exterior filler colors are available.

Service/Installation • Belanger assists its customers with business planning and complete system training. The company has an extensive local distributor network and a technical support and aftermarket parts team.

Price • Available upon request.

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

Superior Car Wash Systems
Phoenix, Arizona

Since 1971, Superior has been building mini-express and express tunnels world-wide. Over the past few months, Superior has updated its equipment line and has announced the first product of its new Express Carwash Solutions line of tunnel equipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Electronic Control Center (ECC).

Advantages/Features • Designed with the operator in mind, the ECC is a custom-built motor control center. The unit includes direct interface to controllers, support equipment, tunnel equipment, and all car wash related lights, inputs, and outputs. Controller relays are imbedded in the door for ease of use and safety from the high-voltage circuitry inside the box. The entire control center is UL listed and meets national standards for similar enclosures. Additional safety features include: low level warning lights, motor trip notification, and emergency stop. The unit can be integrated into new and existing facilities, and is available in any voltage necessary for worldwide requirements.

Customer/Support • Superior’s experienced team is on call, worldwide, for sales, service, and support.

Contact • Superior Car Wash Systems, 2831 W. Weldon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. (602) 248 8943. Toll free: (800) 528-4063. Fax: (602) 265-1248. E-mail: Website:

SafeTveyr LLC
Great Neck, New York

Unlike traditional chain and roller conveyors that push a vehicle along steel guide rails that corral the rolling wheels, the SafeTveyr flat-belt conveyor acts as a moving floor, keeping the vehicle’s wheels stationary. The vehicle is parked on the conveyor and takes a whisper-quiet ride through the entire washing process.

What’s New/Best Seller • Variable-Speed Launch Conveyor.

Advantages/Features • The Variable-Speed Launch Conveyor allows for prep work flexibility without delays. The on-demand feed system enables loading at will or at a unique pace if heavy prepping is required. This dual-conveyor concept of free-flow loading contributes significantly to bottom line profitability. The launch conveyor is a separate conveyor, 20-feet in length, adjacent to the main conveyor. No correlator is needed and there are no guide-rails to bump or rub. The vehicle is driven onto the stationary launch conveyor and placed into park. If no prepping is required, the car feeds instantly into the wash. If prep work is desired, the launch conveyor remains stationary while the process is completed. The car seamlessly joins the rest of the line without any gap on the main conveyor, while the launch conveyor stops to await its next vehicle.

Customer/Operator Support • SafeTveyr provides factory oversight and assistance through trained employees as well as a worldwide network of representatives.

Contact • SafeTveyr, 1010 Northern Blvd. #208, Great Neck, NY 11021. (516) 385-9680. Fax: (516) 487-0724. E-mail: Website:

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 custom designs each system to meet individual car wash needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • New advanced website and parts book.

Advantages/Features • The PECO website is designed for ordering parts conveniently. The company’s dealer network, equipment materials, in-house engineering and electronics support, and new website and parts book are designed to provide customers the best service possible.

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

Price • The website and parts book feature competitive 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:

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:

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:

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, 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 Systems 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.

Prices • Auto Prep Systems - call for quote; Equalizer-Red Touchless Detergent - $117.50 per drum; Water Genie Reclaim Systems - $10,500 -$16,500.

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:

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.

Advantages/Features • Mark VII’s SoftLine Tunnel is a simple, safe, and easy to maintain system of friction and touch-free equipment. The components can be configured to offer both friction and touch free wash packages in the same wash bay, maximizing revenue. The equipment can also be configured as a high-speed hybrid tunnel, utilizing the high pressure arch to provide automated vehicle prep, while the brush station provides friction cleaning. The unit can be customized to match regional preferences to ensure customer acceptance.

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

Customer/Operator Support • Mark VII’s nationwide network of direct and authorized distributor service is designed to support the operator 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:

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 United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • SONNY’S Xtreme Xpress Wash Tunnels.

Advantages/Features • SONNY’S New Xtreme Xpress wash tunnels are Xtremely small, Xtremely fast, and Xtremely profitable. The systems can fit in a small bay, often less than 50 feet, and are commonly attached to gas stations, c-stores, automotive dealerships, and are becoming increasingly popular as stand-alone washes. Every tunnel includes a SIMONIZ® tire shine machine, triple foam, total body protectant arch, Xtreme Xpress pay station and gate, pre-plumbed pumping station, and pre-wired computer controls.

Customer/Operator Support • SONNY’S Select Service Organization network is always on call, worldwide, for all installation, service, sales, support, and warranty needs. Replacement parts are in stock and available for same-day shipping.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 467-1203. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 779-2484. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

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 • Totally Tommy Building and Equipment packages. Express wash, flex serve, and Gas-C-store models.

Advantages/Features • The Totally Tommy Building and Equipment packages feature all stainless steel equipment. The self-loading system with dual belt conveyor eliminates correlator and loading fears. Monitored wash controls assist with maintenance and double checks equipment operation. The new site models are extremely efficiency. One employee can operate the unit, with process speeds of 180 cars per hour.

Customer/Operator Support • A nationwide network of over 50 affiliate sales and service organizations. Tommy provides online resources for troubleshooting, parts, and more.

Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems, 581 Ottawa Ave., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 494-0771. Fax: (616) 494-0773. E-mail: Website:

MacNeil Wash Systems Limited
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

MacNeil Wash Systems designs and manufactures quality car wash systems for the tunnel car wash industry. MacNeil products are engineered to provide superior cleaning performance, reduced maintenance, increased production, maximum cost savings, and equipment longevity.

What’s New/Best Seller • Sure Shine Tire Shine Applicator; PowerLock Air Valve.

Advantages/Features • The Sure Shine Tire Shine Applicator’s 8” brush conforms to the shape of both large and small tires, effectively reaching the areas missed by other on-line applicators. Using light pressure, the feather tip material makes minimal contact on wheels while delivering a gentle and consistent shine. The brush does not saturate like other applicators; each tire receives precisely the amount of product required for proper coverage, eliminating slippery bay floors and chemical “sling.” The chemical dispensing system coordinates tire-dressing application with each tire to deliver consistent results. The new PowerLock Air Valve mounts to the fan inlet of Tech 21 dryers. It restricts airflow between vehicles, allowing the fans to continue operating while decreasing dryer motor horsepower by over 50 percent. The system extends dryer lifespan and significantly reduces average energy levels.

Customer/Operator Support • MacNeil distributes and supports its products through an international network of over 45 distributors. Distributors have extensive experience in the car wash industry, and partner with operators to provide customized support and service.

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

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 • Hanna 4-Pack

Advantages/Features • The Hanna 4-Pack is the most potent cleaning combination available in a 16-foot package. The system combines a set of Z-Plus flex wraps with angled side brushes in a space slightly larger than a flex wrap brush alone setup. The wraps have a high pivot point that allows them to move smoothly around the outer edges of the vehicle increasing the cleaning action on the front and rear of all vehicles, and can thoroughly clean the topside window area of SUV’s and mini vans. The wraps and side brushes have a counter-rotating action to clean tough areas like mirrors, outer wheel wells, and rocker panels. The Micro-Strip cloth allows for faster brush rotation.

Customer/Operator Support • Jim Coleman Company/Hanna has several company-trained support employees as well as a nationwide network of distributors.

Contact • Jim Coleman Company, 5842 West 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. Toll free: (866) 683 6615. Fax: (713) 590-6630. E-mail: Website:


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