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DiBO launches washing app

BelgiumCar wash supplier DiBO has presented a car wash app. Not for car owners but for car wash owners. With this app, managers can operate the car wash, select and start programs directly from their...Read more
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What was hot at The Car Wash Show? 

USAWith over 400 brands and companies showing their very latest, it’s easy to lose oversight. When the dust settled in Nashville and The Carwash Show was over, somebody in the Facebook group Talk Car Wash...Read more
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Ohio-town bans new car washes

USAA Cleveland suburb has decided to limit the number of car washes in its town. The new legislation of Brook Park didn’t use the word ‘ban.’ Instead, it capped the number of car washes at...Read more
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Reports from The Car Wash Show

CWS Nashville With record breaking visitor numbers and more talks than ever before, The Car Wash Show in Nashville was a great success. Seasoned car wash industry specialists and newcomers met each other on the trade floor,...Read more
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Man injured at Sheffield car wash

UKTwo people have been arrested following an incident at a British carwash last weekend, where a man in his twenties suffered facial injuries. Newspaper The Star reports about the case. Read more
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Favagrossa acquires Brushcom

The Netherlands / Italy Favagrossa has acquired Brushcom. The Dutch specialist in car wash brushes will continue to operate as an independent brand under the Favagrossa banner. Both brands will be present at the trade shows UNITI expo in...Read more
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Grey-haired bikers are coming your way

Trends Now the sun is finally out, the amount of motorcycles on the road is increasing. Car wash owners would be wise to keep an eye on the current developments when it comes to biking. People...Read more
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Mesa Coatings becomes Indufast

The NetherlandsIndufast has acquired Mesa Coatings. With this strategic take-over, the supplier of industrial floor coatings and materials aims to further strengthen its position in the market.Read more
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Rinsed hooks up with Spot AI

USARinsed has recently integrated its systems with Spot AI. By combining license plate recognition (LPR) data from Spot AI with transactional and customer data from Rinsed, it has become easier for car washes to segment...Read more
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Jet Brite goes West (of Chicago)

USAJet Brite Car Wash celebrates the opening of its newest location, in Glen Ellyn. The new car wash offers an express conveyor, matt cleaners and 56 self-serve vacuum stalls. It’s the 12th location in the...Read more
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Caramba becomes Berner Wash

the Netherlands / GermanyChemical specialist Caramba will be integrated into the Berner Group. The European retail company will initially use this approach as a pilot project in Germany and the Netherlands.Read more
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Orange haze over Athens

GreeceCar wash owners in Greece are rubbing their hands. Parts of the country have been struck by huge Sahara dust clouds, which reduced sunlight and visibility and led to increased levels of fine pollution particles....Read more
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Circle K car wash lands in The Netherlands

The NetherlandsCircle K has opened its first car wash in the Netherlands. The former TotalEnergies gas station at Schiphol Airport has now been converted to the red colored brand. Eventually, all of TotalEnergies’ 70 carwashes will...Read more
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‘Mr Wax’ to open in Duisburg

GermanyGerman 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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Can a Cybertruck handle a car wash?  

EV washingTesla’s Cybertruck is supposed to withstand a ‘zombie apocalypse’ but a regular carwash can suddenly become a problem. A recent owner saw his 6,600-pound pickup going to total shutdown after a routine visit through a...Read more
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