Istobal launches free use of Smartwash

Istobal now offers free use of Smartwash, a system that allows operators of Istobal-equipment insights into the data of their facility. Smartwash extracts and analyses accounting and installation status data as well as user behaviour to increase profitability, management and time efficiency. The free subscription is aimed ar facilitating the digital transformation of car wash facilities. 

The Spanish company has just launched a campaign to drive industry digitalisation in its commitment to providing innovative global solutions that increase profitability, facilitate business management, and contribute to the loyalty of increasingly demanding and digitalised customers. You can watch the video here.

Smartwash by Istobal has already been successfully implemented in Spain, the UK, Sweden, Turkey, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Belgium. The technology connects facilities, making them ‘smart’, in order to make the proces quicker, easier and more efficient and fun. By incorporating IoT and Big Data, Smartwash allows services to be managed digitally in real time and on any device. This is all thanks to the connectivity of Istobal’s wash equipment (rollovers, tunnels, jet wash facilities and vacuum cleaning areas).

By using Smartwash, operators can reduce waiting times between washes, increase the frequency of washes and improve the user experience with digital payment methods and personalised promotions. As a new feature, Smartwash incorporates the activation of unlimited monthly wash fees for the end user and includes a digital loyalty card so that they can accumulate credit and obtain discounts, paying only for what is consumed.

Create a database of users

The monthly no-cost plan includes the digital management of multiple facilities, being able to know and manage accounting data such as revenue or promotions, and to create a database of facility users. It also contains the consumer app that shows locations of wash facilities, payment and other services.

The car wash operator can also see the status of connected equipment in real time and other data such as number of washes performed, programmes executed and errors.

Smartwash is a pioneering technology that comes as standard with most Istobal car wash equipment. To be able to access the plan without monthly fees and enjoy the main benefits for free, you only need to have one basic connectivity package.


Smartwash also has a premium subscription model with monthly fees that includes all the extra functionalities, both in the business operation and maintenance part of the wash equipment. This allows you to increase the control and efficiency of your car wash business, resulting in maximum profitability and the best wash experience.

Smartwash Premium enables the activation of the wash and emergency stop via the consumer app without the user having to get out of the car and the evaluation of the service. It also includes the launch of unlimited promotions, historical revenue statistics data, and the possibility to integrate Smartwash with third-party interfaces in existing apps and even to generate custom apps.

Among other maintenance benefits, it can optionally provide control of consumables, product levels, water and energy consumption as well as remote control of connected equipment.

Smartwash Fleets, the first digital platform to automate the wash process of any fleet of vehicles, is available with the Premium subscription.

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Author: Rieneke Kok

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