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WashTec UK Ltd.

14a Oak Industrial Park

Chelmsford Road

Great Dunmow

Essex CM6 1XN

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Innovations in gantry car washes

Revolutionising the car wash – Wash&Pay is flexible and saves you time.

Augsburg, June 2016 – “Pay first, then wash” – those days are over. From now on, using a gantry car wash will be much more efficient and effective thanks to Wash&Pay, WashTec’s revolutionary new payment concept. It’s vehicle cleaning at its most flexible: if the car wash is available, customers can drive right in and pay later at the shop without any hurry or fuss. WashTec, the world’s leading supplier of car wash solutions, is doing away with queuing in the shop before entering the car wash.

It must have happened to you – you pull up at the petrol station and you’re thrilled to see that there’s nobody using the car wash. You fill up the car as quickly as possible and rush into the shop to pay and get yourself a voucher for the car wash. Back outside, your joy evaporates as you see that the car wash is suddenly full of cars. Now WashTec has seen to it that this will never happen to you again.

Price display with live view of the car wash.

Customers will now be able to go straight to the car wash instead of having to go to the shop first to get a voucher. They then have the convenience of paying either during or after the vehicle wash. And while their car is being washed they might choose to visit the shop, where a monitor allows them to keep an eye on their car and know when it will be ready. Who wants, can get a cappuccino in the shop while watching a monitor that tells him how long before his vehicle is finished. Wash&Pay changes not only how petrol stations work, but also how they are used. Customers can keep constant track of how far along their car is in the wash cycle, meaning they no longer have to wait outside the car wash braving the elements until their car is clean. This means they are more likely to check out what the shop has on offer and to buy things. What is more, having a live feed from the washing bay visible at the shop counter, showing how long any current cycles have left to run, is an effective way to encourage potential customers standing in the queue to use the service.

More turnover from fewer gaps in washing.

“By revolutionising the car wash process, we’re making a trip to the car wash much less stressful for customers. Washing your car at the petrol station is a lot more fun if you don’t have to wait around as long and you can choose how to spend your time,” explains Georg Wimmer, Head of Business Unit at WashTec. But it’s operators as well as end customers who stand to benefit from Wash&Pay. “By shortening the gaps between cycles, we’ve made it possible to carry out more vehicle washes in the same amount of time, which opens up huge sales potential,” says Wimmer.

About WashTec: Based in Augsburg, Germany, the WashTec Group ( is the world’s leading supplier of innovative carwash solutions. WashTec employs more than 1,700 people worldwide 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 more information, please contact:

WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH
Rabea Nikolay
Public Relations
Phone: +49 821 55 84-13 51
Email: rnikolay[at]

Thomas Brenner
Head of Marketing & Sales Support
Phone: +49 821 55 84-12 89