Topic: UK

Self-Service on the rise in the UK

Great Britain More and more self-service car washes are opening for business in the UK, while hand car washing seems to be on the way out. Smart Auto Spa saw how labor shortage disrupted the business. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Morrisons acquired by Motor Fuel Group

UKMorrisons has just sold its petrol forecourts in the UK to sister company MFG for £2.5bn. Many of the over 300 sites run by Morrisons also offer food and carwash services, which are included in...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Sunderland plans new service station

UKSunderland may get a new service station soon. Apart from a petrol, EV charging hub and a Starbucks it would also include a few jet wash bays. Buillding plans have just been submitted to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

BP revamps Blackburn car wash

UKThe Kay Group (UK) Ltd just got the green light from the city council to initiate a significant transformation of their BP car wash facilities in Blackburn. Four wash bays will replace the existing rollover,...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Step into the Human Car Wash 

Social mediaHave you ever seen a car wash that involves two Christmas trees, 16 water guns and a wall of hair dryers? If not, then you haven’t seen the latest YouTube-hit Human Car Wash, by artist...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

The car wash industry, where are we at?

TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIESSustainability, more indoor vacuuming and an increase of license plate recognition. Prominent international figures from the car wash industry shared their thoughts about what has changed in the business in the last few years. Read more
|Comment|author: Belinda Meijers

Derby car wash gets an upgrade 

UKThe car wash in the British town of Derby is being revamped. The city Council has recently approved renovation plans. The hand wash building at the busy Texaco petrol station will be demolished and replaced...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Disturbing data from Safe Car Wash App

UKModern slavery is real, the latest data from the BritishSafe Car Wash App proves. Almost 300 reports were submitted in the first half of 2023. 92 reports scored over the threshold of concern for modern...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet

Safety issues found at UK hand car washes

UKFaulty sockets, damaged cabling and defective electrical equipment were among the many shortcomings found at 20 hand car washes in the United Kingdom. “A concern for sometime now”, a spokesman for the health and safety...Read more
|Comment|author: Rene Passet