Convenience store and petroleum retailers with car washes have faced a challenging 3-4 years in the car wash industry, and as a result have mostly refrained from new development of car wash sites. “We know from our equipment sales reports that there have been low levels of investment, particularly at petroleum c-store car wash sites,”
An expired $12 voucher turns into a major headache for BP. An expired $12 carwash voucher has turned into a $5 million lawsuit against BP, Pioneer Press reported. A Minneapolis customer bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in Minneapolis, but due to a long line she
MarkVII Equipment LLC announces that carwash operators can replace their existing system with a loaded AquaJet GT-300—complete with installation—for $69,999. Many operators are trying to squeeze more life out of aging systems, but maintaining old technology comes at a high cost. AquaJet GT-300, which isbuilt on the same gantry technology platform as Mark VII’s
Mark VII Equipment Inc. announced a new speed enhancement to its SoftWash friction rollover carwash line. The SoftWash line, which uses the company’s proprietary SofTecs foam brush material, can now deliver a basic wash complete with pre-soak, two passes of top and side foam brushing, clear coat and reverse osmosis rinse in about two minutes.
The International Carwash Association (ICA), the world’s largest association for car wash professionals, has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and new Association President Jeff Gheysens, who is the owner of Sparkle Kleen Car Wash. The appointments went into effect on Jan. 1. The newly-elected board members represent both the operator and vendor community. “An ideal