CarBax: Modular car wash innovations from Slovakia

A Carbax car wash bay

With their modular self-service washing bays and reliable hardware, CarBax is clearly on a mission. Right now, the Nitra-based company mainly supplies car wash self-service owners in their home country Slovakia as well as neighbouring Czech Republic. But they hope to expand to other countries in Europe soon.

According to Tomas Matejbus, head of sales at CarBax, the company is actually made up of three divisions folded into one. There is CarBax Car Wash Technology, CarBax Chemical and CarBax Car Wash. Together they “form a perfectly integrated ecosystem”, Matejbus states.

While one part of the company focuses on the development of self-service car wash technology, the other division is mainly occupied with the distribution of car care products and car wash cleaning detergents. The third and final part of CarBax focuses on the smooth operation of the franchise network.

The modular system of Carbax.

30 years of experience

Matejbus is proud of the fact that all of the hardware and software is developed in-house by a company that has more than 30 years of experience. “The result is an ideal user interface and user experience which we consider to be a key feature of our products.”

What sets CarBax apart from other car wash bay suppliers is their modular approach. Their Carbax Vario is suitable for smaller car wash centres from one washing bay and can be extended to medium-sized car wash centres with a maximum of six washing bays.

Then there is another system: the CarBax Combo. Which gives great flexibility because the whole technology for all bays is placed on one compact stainless-steel frame. This approach saves a lot of space in technical room, especially in larger car wash centres with a higher number of bays.

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Under the car cleaning

Apart from a wide range of washing programs including Wheels and Insects cleaning, Active foam and High-pressure cleaning, CarBax is especially proud of their under chassis washing system. This program includes a set of nozzles with a wide jet of water, which are placed in a stainless-steel frame under the car. This enables efficient removal of salt and other road dirt from the vehicle chassis.

Under chassis washing

CarBax also manufactures self-service equipment such as vacuum cleaners, air tire inflators and seat cleaners.The intriguingly called ‘stainless-steel CarBax MatBeater‘ makes sure that your dusty mat returns to your car spotlessly clean.

Given the fact that consumers in Central Europe are still more accustomed to using cash money than other West-European countries, CarBax also developed a reliable banknote changer. This CarBaxChange machine can also be equipped to handle bank cards and loyalty cards.

Because of their reliable modular systems, CarBax managed to grow, even in times of limited trade and mobility during the pandemic. “Our main goal for 2022 is to expand and find new business and export partners around Europe”, Mr. Tomas Matejbus states about their future plans. “We also plan to develop new self-service equipment and we will keep innovating the existing technology.”

If you want to see the CarBax modular systems in action, you can find them next year at the AMTS Automobil & Tuning in Budapest, the Autosalon 2022 in Bratislava, Uniti in Stuttgart or at Automechanika Frankfurt.

Author: Rene Passet

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