Is 15 meters sufficient length for an entire car wash?

A car wash does not have to be tens of meters long to be fully functional. Car wash manufacturer Stotz built a fully equipped 15 meter car wash in Ehingen, Germany. And it can be even shorter, according to the Germans.

The car wash in Ehingen has four washing boxes and seven vacuum cleaner areas. One of the boxes is also suitable for trucks. The car wash is part of a gas station and is conveniently located: easy to reach from Ehingen and located along a main road. Editor Sandra Schäfer of spoke with Ulf Brauner of Stotz about the new car wash in Ehingen.

How did Stotz manage to build a fully equipped car wash in just 15 meters?
“Our devices are very compact thanks to a space-saving design and special solutions. Depending on the equipment, even shorter car washes can be built.”

Didn’t you have to make compromises?
Not really. Due to the complete equipment, the short space is a challenge for the machine supplier.

What are the properties of this system?
The system is fully equipped. This means that there are two short brushes, four side brushes and two roof brushes, there are sill washers, a blower and after-drying with textiles. In addition, there is a prewash zone with a soaking program, a program display and a traffic light is installed.

What did the customer find important in the run-up to construction?
Important for our customer was the simultaneous and rapid implementation with the necessary conversion and renovation work, the delivery of all components by one party and the coordination of all work by Stotz.

Who did you work with?
The car wash was made by using our own units with components that are common on the market. In doing so, we rely on high-quality suppliers. In this regard, HWP’s cash register system is worth mentioning.

What are the first reactions since opening?
Our customer is very satisfied, especially after the reopening. The number of car washes for this location is at a high level and we can distinguish ourselves well from our competitors.

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Author: Michael Van Wijngaarden

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