by Chipper New, Territory Sales Manager-Chemicals
One of most challenging projects occurred in 2021 when we engaged with a small touchless car wash chain with very high standards in the mid-Atlantic region. One of the chain’s wash locations was finding the chemistry to produce satisfying wash results for its customers and do so at a reasonable price-point. When a cold call introduced us to the chain’s owners, their time and cost committed thus far to solving the mystery of poor vehicle cleaning and drying had proved frustrating and not financially feasible.
Soil sample testing finally revealed that the airborne fallout from a nearby industrial enterprise was adhering to car paint and proving tough to remove via the normal touchless car wash process.
With this knowledge, worked with its partners to develop and perfect a specially formulated hybrid of car wash chemical products to create an effective, efficient, and affordable solution to successfully address the issue. Further, the wash chose a TRUE-VUE chemical management system supplied by to distribute the new chemistry combo, allowing real-time monitoring from any web-connected device.
The opportunity to collaborate with our and vendors to diagnose and solve the predicament and produce a stellar car wash result proved interesting, exciting, and quite gratifying.