AIR-Serv takes on maintenance costs of air units
The company AIR-Serv offers a new business model for car washes. Car wash operators provide space for vacuums and/or tire pumps and receive a share of the revenue from the units. The business risk of breakdowns, repairs and other downtime remains with AIR-Serv.
AIR-Serv’s business model, in its own words, can be summarized as a win-win situation for tire pumps and vacuum cleaners. In the Netherlands and Germany, car wash and gas station customers can use the maintenance services on the respective devices free of charge. Operators can offer their customers an attractive service without investing in devices, maintenance and repairs.
Vacuuming and tire pressure devices are not in the corporate focus at many locations, AIR-Serv notes. In its partnerships with operators, AIR-Serv offers to set up, maintain, calibrate and repair the devices should they have a breakdown. So operators no longer have to worry about the installed devices, they just provide the place and get a share of the sales of the devices.
Because the costs are with AIR-Serv, the company has a strong self-interest in ensuring that the tire pumps and vacuums operate as continuously as possible. So a special maintenance concept is just around the corner. When the AIR-Serv mechanics are on location, the installed devices are mostly maintained preventively. With this cooperation model AIR-Serv is currently active in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.