From its start repairing car wash equipment to its current position as a leading global manufacturer of advanced car wash systems, AVW’s business philosophy has remained constant: simplify the design and use high-quality materials to build reliable and durable car wash components.
Advantages/Features • The 40’ conveyor can process 30-45 cars per hour to meet high-demand periods. The fourth generation belt conveyor technology delivers higher ROI and a better overall customer experience. Stainless steel is used for all major components, which means longer life and lower costs. The system features easy entry and exit, and can easily accommodate duallies.
Contact • AVW Equipment Company Inc., Inc. 105 S. 9th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153. (708) 343-7738. E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.avwequipment.com
Proto-Vest manufactures innovative, high-quality automotive drying equipment with low energy requirements. A variety of options are available for any dryer including products for noise reduction and energy savings. A Proto-Vest engineer can custom design a drying solution to fit individual needs.
What’s New/Best Sellers • The Proto-Vest InBay RM Dryer.
Advantages/Features • The Proto-Vest InBay RM is a touch-free drying system designed exclusively for in-bay rollover car wash operations. The dryer’s plenum is constructed using high-density polyethylene alloy making it dent and corrosion proof. This low maintenance system utilizes two 30-hp blowers and three air deployment bags that are designed to direct the air flow around the vehicle as it passes through the equipment. The bags are adjustable in five-degree increments from 0-15 degrees to help maximize performance. The unit offers a compact design to fit narrow bays and can be installed with virtually no adjustments to an existing bay. The InBay RM dryer can be paired with the Silencer Package to reduce noise levels.
Customer/Operator Support • Proto-Vest offers extensive after sales support and access to a wide range of services including custom engineering.
Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems, with 50 years of experience and installations in over 75 countries, offers a complete catalog of innovative car wash equipment including tunnels, automatics, self-serve, and support equipment.
What’s New/Best Seller • Add LEDs to a Water Wizard or Fusion Unit
Advantages/Features • Three colorful LEDs are mounted on each side and top. The green LED turns on when the automatic is ready for the next customer. The red LED turns on when the customer pulls on the tredal. The side LEDs will flash depending on the product being dispensed.
Customer/Operator Support • Worldwide distribution and support.
AUTEC manufactures three primary car wash systems: soft-touch, touch-free, and a combination system. AUTEC also manufactures a soft-touch polisher. AUTEC guides its customers through the buying process by providing help with demographic studies, site selection, and equipment and option selection. The company ensures its customers a consistent cleaning performance, industry-leading throughput, and low operating costs.
What’s New/Best Seller • AUTEC’s InBay Express.
Advantages/Features • AUTEC’s InBay Express Car Wash business model features the AUTEC EV-1 Car Wash System (soft-touch, high pressure, and combination) along with a state-of-the-art, attention-getting glass building structure. The IBE is tried and true at AUTEC’s headquarters. Statesville, NC is a town of 25,000 residents and there are 19 competitive car washes. Statistics would suggest that there are not enough people and that there are too many car washes for the site to be successful, yet the wash continues to outperform projections. Units can be operated 24/7 and are capable of washing 25 to 30 vehicles per hour.
Contact • AUTEC Car Wash Systems, 2500 West Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. Toll free: (800) 438-3028. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.autec-carwash.com.
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions
Timberlake, North Carolina
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions has been providing car wash operators throughout North America with industrial grade wash systems for over 50 years. Carolina Pride offers many services, including car wash payment and management systems, Turbo Dry, Performa, Express, and the newest OPTIMAX Series of self-service wash equipment. In addition, the company offers its tunnel solutions line of equipment, which include the popular Solution Control Center and Motor Control Centers, spot-free rinse systems, vacuum stanchions, and an online car wash academy.
What’s New/Best Seller • Super Flo-R.O.- C Spot Free Rinse System.
Advantages/Features • The Super Flo-R.O. system features a carbon tank with auto back flushing head, production and reject flow meters, a pre-filter, and a TDS meter that treats 2,200, 4,400, 6,600, 8,800, 13,000, 15,400, or 17,600 gallons of water per day. Easy access panel for servicing your wall or stand mount system.
Systems are available in two options: Super Flo-R.O.-C (with water conditioner) and Super Flo-R.O. (requires water softener).
Contact • Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions, 225 Crown Blvd., Timberlake, NC 27583. Toll free: (800) 421-5119. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.cpcarwash.com.
Pantron Automation Inc.
Belmont, North Carolina
Pantron Automation offers high quality photoelectric sensors for applications in the vehicle wash industry. Products include infrared photoelectric sensors, infrared amplifiers, multi-channel amplifiers, and inductive proximity switches.
What’s New/Best Seller • Automatic Amplifier with Built-in Test and Diagnostic Features Paired with Quick-Disconnect Sensor Eyes.
Advantages/Features • Pantron’s photoelectric sensors with quick connectors provide a fast installation and maintenance solution. The sensors are rated IP67 and are designed to penetrate steam, fog, ice, soap, and dirt. Pantron’s automatic amplifier has built-in diagnostic features to assist with alignment of the photo eyes and to pinpoint problems with the sensors. No need to replace both photo eyes when the Pantron system can diagnose the problem.
Customer/Operator Support • Free technical support and application assistance are available.
OPW formed OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions (VWS) in order to give operators in the vehicle-wash market a single source for all of their system and equipment needs. Belanger, a founding brand within OPW VWS, is a full-line vehicle-wash manufacturer that is renowned for producing equipment with maximum customer appeal.
Advantages/Features • Belanger’s new Cube three-brush rollover in-bay automatic vehicle-wash system is engineered for maximum performance and an enhanced wash experience. The Cube represents a familiar concept in car washing, yet it offers a host of “smarter” features. The Cube was designed with the idea that a successful wash operation begins with reliably, efficiently, and safely meeting the needs of the person behind the wheel. With flexibility and customization in mind, the Cube’s suite of vehicle-wash systems and equipment is available to fit all markets and budgets.
Customer/Support • Belanger offers a worldwide distribution network for local support, business planning, complete system training and factory technical support, along with a warranty and parts department.
Istobal is one of the European leaders in the design, manufacture, and marketing of car wash and car care solutions for the automotive sector. The company exports its products to more than 75 countries thanks to a worldwide network of distributors. It has 10 subsidiaries as well as three manufacturing and final assembly plants in Spain, the US, and Brazil.
What’s New/Best Seller • FLEX5.
Advantages/Features • The versatile FLEX5 can respond to increased car wash demands without changing machines and can transform from three to five brushes (or vice versa) in just one working day to increase capacity and throughput. Targeted to all types of customers needing faster wash processes, the unit is five machines in one, and offers five different types of washes: three-brush configuration; five-brush configuration (providing up to a 30 percent reduction in wash and dry times); hybrid (by adding high pressure to the machine); touch free (configured without brushes); and combo (allowing customers to choose the wash they want).
Kirikian Industries has been a leader and innovator in the closed cell car wash brush market since 1997. Kirikian is a family owned business with over 50 years in the car wash industry.
What’s New/Best Seller • Neoglide Hush Brush Design and Ninja Brush Sold Through Sonny’s Enterprises.
Advantages/Features • Neoglide is a technologically advanced closed cell washing material specifically formulated for the car wash industry with unsurpassed tensile strength for longevity and durability. Neoglide is extremely safe on today’s vehicles by inhibiting water absorption and resists grit from embedding into the material. It has a brightening effect while it polishes and rejuvenates the vehicle’s clearcoat finish. Neoglide is available for all car wash manufacturers equipment. Available solid colors include: blue, red, black, green, yellow, and gray. Available swirl colors include: blue/white, red/white, green/white, and reclaim black/blue.
Oasis Car Wash Systems offers a complete line of in-bay automatics from touch-free to soft-touch. Known for speed and reliability, its in-bays can generate more income for a site with higher throughput and lower operating expenses.
What’s New/Best Seller • Baywash i5 Softouch.
Advantages/Features • Baywash i5 combines the benefits of an in-bay automatic with the advantages of tunnel clean technology. The five-brush in-bay delivers speed, reliable operation, ease of maintenance, and consistent results. The touch-free and soft-touch in-bays offer fast wash cycle times resulting in higher operator revenues.
Customer/Operator Support • An extensive distributor network backed by nearly 50 years of engineering and manufacturing.
Advantages/Features • Using i-token, owners can generate more revenue and save operating expenses with a streamlined implementation that enables bonus token dispensing and drive-up bonus/discount product dispensing based on the wash package selected. Key product features include: Handheld programmer to easily establish unique bonus token and/or bonus product promotions that drive increased revenue and loyalty. Token request button, which gives customer the option to receive token(s).
Promotion statistics that tracks key metrics (e.g., redemption rates). Compatibility with Unitec WSII and Hamilton GL/ACW pay stations and Laurel Electronic Venders.
Precision mounting of additional hopper inside pay station for an easy and cost-effective install (no external enclosure).
Founded in 1966, Mark VII is the North American subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the global leader in vehicle cleaning systems. Each day Mark VII equipment washes more than two million vehicles at more than 35,000 locations in 60 countries around the world.
Advantages/Features • ChoiceWash XT combines SofTecs foam technology from the SoftWash XT and touchless turbo technology from the AquaJet XT into a single system that gives customers a choice of a friction, touch-free, or combination wash. The new FoamTecs option covers cars with a thick sheet of foam enhanced by multi-color LED lighting to create a dramatic display for customers and a compelling up-sell option for operators.
Price • Available upon request.
Service/Installation • Mark VII provides installation, service and chemicals throughout the US and Canada through its factory direct team and a large network of distributors.
Contact • Mark VII Equipment Inc., 5981 Tennyson St., Arvada, CO 80003. (303) 423-4910. Toll free: (800) 525-8248. Fax: (303) 430-0139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.markvii.net.
PDQ Manufacturing Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin
PDQ Manufacturing, a founding brand within OPW VWS, is a technological leader in vehicle-wash systems, providing superior quality, support, and products that contribute to operator profitability. Brands include LaserWash and Tandem In-Bay Automatic Vehicle Wash Systems, SwingAir and MaxAir Dryers, Access Wash Activation Systems, Cortex and WALS.
What’s New/Best Seller • LaserWash 360 Plus and Tandem Surfline In-Bay Automatic Vehicle Wash Systems.
Advantages/Features • With more than 10,000 LaserWash systems sold worldwide, PDQ Manufacturing is a leader in the in-bay automatic vehicle-wash industry. The LaserWash 360 Plus (touchless) features Smart 360 Technology that is responsive to dynamic wash conditions and allows it to “think for itself” as it performs the wash process. The Tandem Surfline (soft-touch friction) incorporates an overhead design for a wide-open, easy-to-use wash bay with wash media that navigates precisely around the vehicle for complete cleaning coverage.
Customer/Support • PDQ offers a worldwide distribution network for local support, business planning, complete system training and factory technical support, along with a warranty and parts department.
D&S is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art car wash systems and a full-line equipment source for in-bay automatic and self-serve washes.
What’s New/Best Seller • IQ Express.
Advantages/Feature • The IQ Express is a cost-effective solution for higher volume IBA locations to increase capacity. The system integrates the firm’s flagship IQ 2.0 Soft Touch or Touch Free in-bay automatic system with rinse and protectant arches, tire shiner, dryers, and lighted signage for a tunnel-like experience without the high investment and operating costs. All programming and communication necessary for sequencing, timing, and function selection is pre-established and centrally controlled in the IQ Express Interface.
Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide factory authorized distributor network and trained technical support and parts inquiry teams available toll free.
Telco Sensors has been producing high-performance sensors for the car wash industry since 1975.
What’s New/Best Seller • Remote Amplifier Car Wash Sensor System.
Advantages/Features • The Remote Amplifier Sensor System is a rugged, high performing photoelectric sensor system. Units feature extreme penetration power to shoot through heavy fog, frost and ice buildup, high-pressure water spray, dirt, soap, and contamination. Additional features include: 100,000 lux light immunity against direct sunlight — no shielding required; IP67 water and dust-tight construction; and a three-year warranty. Units are ideally suited for vehicle positioning, profiling, virtual treadles, and car wash doors.
Sensors are available with pre-attached cables or IP67 rated quick-disconnect fittings, and feature power and output LEDs and built-in diagnostics for easy set-up and troubleshooting.
Customer/Operator Support • Telco Sensors are available from a nationwide network of over 1,000 distributors in North America.