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WashTec and Auwa – double winner at Equip Auto show

Equip Auto show 2017 Paris


October 2017 – WashTec draws a very positive conclusion from its participation at the Equip Auto show in Paris. This year’s essential event for the car wash industry once again attracted many trade visitors and met their expectations across the board.

Porte de Versailles

Moving the show from Villepinte to Porte de Versailles might have caused some concern to exhibitors and showgoers alike. But the large number of visitors indicated that Porte de Versailles offers a more central location and makes Equip Auto more accessible for Parisians and those coming from outside the city. Footfall at the WashTec and Auwa stands certainly benefited, with a sharp increase in visitors compared to last time round in 2015.


Innovations in 2017

A new feature this year was WashTec’s appearance on two separate stands. The WashTec stand gave visitors the opportunity to discover their full range of equipment. Two gantry car washes were highlighted: a SoftCare² Pro in the basalt-grey Silverlight design, sparkling with LED LightShow lighting, enhanced and equipped with FoamTastic – the new “outdoor” version of the FoamSensation foam curtain, which is less susceptible to the wind – and a SoftCare Pro Classic gantry in an orange Chrono design, equipped with the new FoamRim option. Start terminals by our partners CK Square and EAS as well as the new WashTec operation panel completed the gantry car wash presentation.
On the high-pressure side, the new steelwork wash cubicle clearly caught visitors’ attention with its elegant and contemporary appeal. This structure also gave WashTec the opportunity to present its modern-looking partition solutions that offer better colour-code identification to facilitate use by motorists.
Finally, part of this year’s WashTec stand was reserved for conveyor tunnel systems, with a presentation of a various components including a luminous Smart entry gantry and a washing brush station equipped with linear technology exclusive to WashTec.
On the Auwa stand, the new powder – produced by Orapi – was the star of the show, marking its official launch. The powder is an essential ingredient in a variety of professional washing products. This new formulation offers superior quality and has a unique draccar perfume. It would seem this innovation was hotly anticipated since it has now won numerous customers and plenty of interested contacts eager to try it out. Apart from that, the whole range was represented through our key products: RainTecs, ShineTecs, FoamTecs, Prelavan Scent, etc.


Having a separate stand for Auwa was a strategic choice to give the brand greater prominence and a firmer profile. The whole sales team was there to welcome all interested visitors, and the result is a promise of increased activity over the months ahead.

Positive conclusion

Following a busy week of networking and making contacts, CEO Bertrand Jugie draws a very positive conclusion: “We had plenty of visitors, we made quality contacts, and we’ve got some nice projects on the way. The excitement and atmosphere of the show confirmed the strong trend that WashTec is currently experiencing.

Based in Augsburg, Germany, the WashTec Group ( is the world’s leading supplier of innovative car wash solutions. WashTec employs more than 1,760 people and is represented through wholly owned subsidiaries in the core markets of Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as in China and Australia. WashTec also has a presence in some 70 countries through independent sales Partners.

For questions and further information, please contact:

WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH 
Rabea Nikolay (Press & PR work)
Tel.: +49 821 55 84-13 51
E-Mail: rnikolay[at]

Thomas Brenner (Head of Marketing & Sales Support)
Tel.: +49 821 55 84-12 89
E-Mail: tbrenner[at]