The stainless steel providers of PECO

The PECO Friction System

“It’s in our blood”, says JR Rietsch, son of the founder of PECO Equipment in their informative new video about the Michigan-based company. “As a kid my dad would put me on a 55 gallon drum and let us wipe off tools”. With thousands of car washes in more than 15 countries, PECO Equipment nowadays washes over 500,000 cars every single day.

History

PECO Car Wash Systems began business in 1966. Back then it was known as Pacesetter Equipment Company, situated just outside Detroit in the little town of Royal Oak. Nowadays their 55.000 square feet big factory is found in Auburn Hills.

Over time PECO went from distributorship to specializing in conveyor belts, built of stainless or galvanized steel. “We only do that now and we do it very well”, Rietsch proudly says.

180 million

“It’s come to a whole different level”, beams Rietsch when he talks about the growth of the company. “Both in operation and professionalism.” If you add all the daily car washes by PECO machines you come to the whopping number of 180 million car washes every year.

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Author: Rene Passet

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