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How sustainable can vehicle washing be?

Augsburg, February 2023 – WashTec publishes the first information portal on all aspects of fully sustainable vehicle washing. Operators receive transparent information on criteria and options for implementation, and consumers are advised on making conscious purchasing decisions.

Climate crisis, consumer trends, new mobility concepts – the need for guidance on how to make mobility sustainable in all aspects has never been greater. Consumers, as well as companies, need reliable information on the implementation options for sustainable mobility. An important component in the industry's sustainability efforts is the supposedly resource-intensive area of vehicle washing.

As a leading provider of innovative solutions for vehicle washing, WashTec is therefore making its extensive experience and knowledge available to the public free of charge in the industry's first information portal at

Fully sustainable – for the benefit of the entire mobility ecosystem

On the specially designed website, companies can find clear information on the most important factors of a sustainable car wash service – from procurement to the optimised wash cycle in the car wash. These include insights into the potential savings in energy and water consumption during the washing process, the effective reduction of environmental impacts thanks to new technical and chemical solutions, and decision-making criteria for choosing sustainable partners. In addition to environmental factors, social and economic factors are also part of the end-to-end sustainable approach – which sees WashTec following the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

"As a partner of car wash operators in more than 80 countries, we have the opportunity to contribute to the sustainability balance of the mobility sector. We have therefore decided to share our knowledge with operators around the world – together we can drive a more sustainable future in mobility with 2,000,000 vehicle washes every day," says Thomas Brenner, Head of Global Marketing & CRM, WashTec.

The content of the portal has been produced over the course of many years of cooperation with international operators, in the continuous further development of the sustainable solutions portfolio and, last but not least, as part of the implementation of a company-wide CSR strategy, which was documented in WashTec's first voluntary sustainability report and published in 2022.

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About WashTec AG: The company WashTec is a world market and innovation leader in car wash technology. WashTec supplies car washes that cater to every need and requirement, from gantry car washes to conveyor tunnel systems and self-service car washes through to commercial vehicle washing systems such as truck washes. WashTec was founded in 2000 as a result of the merger between California Kleindienst and Wesumat AG. Today, the company has its headquarters in Augsburg and employs over 1.700 persons in more than 80 countries, most of whom are proven experts for car wash technology.

For more information, please contact:

Sabine Zimmerer (Vice President Head of Global Marketing)
Phone: +49 821 5584-1289
Mobile.: +49 175 430 2778