Wash-Now brings the Accutrac Touchless System to the UK
In a remarkable transatlantic partnership, a British carwash entrepreneur is set to open a new American robotic touchless car wash in Shrewsbury next Wednesday. The concept is called Wash-Now and the machines are supplied by Petit Auto Wash.
Car wash owner Arian Ivic has been running a car cleaning business for nearly 15 years now. He expanded his company steadily year on year and now employs a team of people at its site on Lancaster Road, looking after vehicle fleets for several local car dealerships.
Recently, Ivic made a major investment due to high demand and is expanding with further purpose-built premises on Battlefield Road in Shrewsbury (west of Birmingham), introducing the first car wash system of its kind to the UK.
The futuristic touchless car wash center called Wash-Now, will feature an American-designed fully automated unit. Customers simply turn up, pay by machine and get their vehicles washed and dried in less than 5 minutes.
“We have experienced an increase in demand for our services, so we needed to be creative and automate the exterior cleaning process to keep up with the volume of customers”, Ivic told local newspaper ShropshireLive. “I researched the best touchless car wash by visiting trade shows in the USA and came across Petit Auto Wash, an American company that has specialized in the design & manufacture of touchless car wash equipment since the 1980s.”
Their Accutrac Touchless System features no rolling brushes, but unique oscillating high-pressure water jets. Combined with warm soaps, hot waxes, purified water and an underbody wash it cleans the vehicle from top to bottom very efficiently, according to the entrepreneur, who goes on saying over 90% of the used water is recycled.
“We are now authorized UK Service Providers for Petit Auto Wash, which will not only provide a greater opportunity for us to meet the needs of our current customers, but also, enable us to expand further and create more employment opportunities within our installation teams.
Wash-Now will be holding an official opening launch day on Wednesday 1st Feb. That day, all cars get washed for free, though the company will be asking for a small donation to the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.