Topic: Germany

Aral remains market leader

GermanyAral remains the biggest player when it comes to service stations in Germany. Last year they were operating 2,266 petrol stations according to data by Statista. Shell comes in second  with 1,947 locations while Total...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

JET updates Mannheim car wash

GermanyJET has refurbished and extended the former StarWash site in Mannheim, Germany. The company not only offers conveyor washing but has updated the car wash with self-service wash bays including air guns and vacuum cleaners. Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Employment-drop hits car wash industry hard

economyUnemployment figures in many European countries are currently rising, but in reality the staffing situation is often tighter than the figures suggest. This has several consequences for the car wash industry, says our German colleague...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer

The XXL-approach of Waschpark Neutraubling

Germany“Don’t mess around and think big”. That’s the main motto of Martina Schirmbeck, Managing Director of the Waschpark Neutraubling, south-east of Regensburg, Germany. Our colleagues of Carwashpro.de went by to see how the new car...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer

Increase your customer loyalty

Brand loyaltyCompetition in the car wash and service station market is fierce. Every single customer should therefore be valuable and their return should be an important business objective. Customer loyalty can therefore be actively encouraged.Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer

TotalEnergies car washes rebranded to Circle K

Benelux & GermanyMany carwashes in the Benelux and Germany that are currently operating under TotalEnergies will be rebranded to Circle K in the coming years. The Canadian owned company has recently completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies service...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Bleak future for German chemical industry 

GermanyIncreased energy prices and a decline in demand will characterize the developments in the chemical industry, warns German Chemical Industry Association-president Markus Steilemann. He even warns of possible shutdowns. But car wash chemicals may not...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer

Sonax scores a clean streak in German test

GermanyWhen the last drops of the windshield summer cleaner are used up, many customers switch to a winter cleaner. German automotive website Autobild.de recently published a detailed test report in which Sonax Antifreeze+Clear View impressed...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Updated Orlen app leads you to car wash

GermanyService station company Orlen has just updated its app. Apart from easier payment services it now also has fully integrated their car wash services into the application. Finding one and paying for it has become...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Interview: how Wash World disrupted the industry

Scandinavia In Scandinavia, Wash World is a household name for car owners. The successful Danish market leader runs more than 300 car wash branches. Last summer, the company touched down in Germany with their low-priced unlimited...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Cars as an expression of personality

GermanyIn times of high costs and inflation, car owners seem to be less willing to take care of their own vehicles. But a research by the German HEM petrol station chain shows there is some...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer

Car washing on Black Friday

Black FridayFrom discounts and free washes for black cars to free money for everyone that shows up with a car. Here are some of the more remarkable Black Friday car wash offers around the world.Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Interview with the new BTG Minden chairman

GermanyBTG Minden has just had a rejuvenation. After more than 33 years on the board of the German Association of Petrol Stations and Commercial Car washes, Joachim Jäckel has stepped down. He is replaced by...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer

EasyCarWash grows into regional brand

GermanyWithin five years, the German brand EasyCarWash has grown from a start up into a force to be reckoned with in the car wash industry. Soon they will open their 10th self-service car wash location....Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Schäfer