German car wash chain Mr. Wash is currently building a new double tunnel wash in Duisburg which will include a ‘waxing conveyor belt’. The carwash is set to open in the summer of 2025.Read more
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Meet Rick, a Dutch car wash veteran

The Netherlands Dutch car wash veteran Rick Nieuwenhuijs has installed car washes for decades and did service maintenance for all of WashTec’s car washes in The Netherlands. Nowadays, he is on the road as a ‘carwash troubleshooter’,...Read more
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El’s footprint in Florida keeps growing

USAEl Car Wash has opened two new locations in Broward County in Florida. Their Pembroke Pines location at 181 NW 180th Avenue and the Federal location at 1555 N Federal Hwy are the latest additions...Read more
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ICA adds Ben Higgs to its LEAD training program

International Carwash AssociationInternational Carwash Association (ICA) brought in Ben Higgs as the latest addition to its Learning and Development team. The appointment will enhance its prestigious LEAD car wash manager training program, a press release says.Read more
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Water restrictions affect carwashes in Bogotá

Colombia Colombia’s capital Bogotá currently grapples with a severe water crisis. The authorities of one of the highest cities in the world announced restrictions as drought, fueled by El Niño, pushes reservoirs toward record lows.Read more
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Metro Express becomes 50

USAAmerican car wash company Metro Express will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer. They are hosting a Coffee & Cars event in their home state Idaho on Saturday morning, June 15.Read more
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Carwashpro at UNITI Expo

GermanyEvery two years, entrepreneurs and representatives from the gas station and carwash industry meet at the UNITI expo in Stuttgart. Like last time, ProMedia will again be present with a booth.Read more
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Graphene is on the move

Trends In recent months, car wash chains like Mint Eco and Metro Express have started offering graphene coatings. Ceramic coatings are already part of many premium car wash packages nowadays. But what are they exactly? And...Read more
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Another Sahara dust cloud has hit Europe

Europe An “exceptional” dust cloud from the Sahara moved over big parts of Europe the last couple of days. Car wash owners have seen a huge influx of customers, desperate to clean their cars from Sahara...Read more
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Who are the big players in the US? 

USAFor those into numbers, Car Wash Advisory has just released its updated top-100 of biggest carwash companies in the US. Mister Car Wash remains on top, with Driven Brands (2) and ZIPS (3) being the...Read more
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How and when do Germans wash their cars?

GermanyA current survey by gas station chain HEM on the topic of car washing reveals the preferences and habits of Germans when it comes to cleaning their vehicles. Although 33 percent of those surveyed think...Read more
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Transchem is part of OPW, now what?

Interview Two months ago, the family-owned business Transchem decided to join OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions. This meant that well-known brands like Turtle Wax Pro, Autolux and ClearWash changed hands. What will the impact be on those...Read more
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ProMedia acquires Belgian trade magazine 

BeneluxRotterdam-based publisher ProMedia Group has acquired Service Station Magazine from the Xpo Group. From now on, the leading trade magazine for the Belgian gas station and carwash industry will be published by ProMedia.Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet