Awash Systems: The 10 New Rules for Washing
BUSRide Magazine presents an educational e-book from Awash Systems.
december.2013 ebook The most trusted resource in the bus and motorcoach industry We solve washing issues where no one else can! Table of Contents 3. Our History 4. Message from our President 5. What System Should I Wash With? 6. The 10 New Rules for Washing 11. Bonus Feature 2 AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS | DECEMBER . 2013 Awash Systems Corp. begins its 24th year servicing the washing industry! 1991: ACC International introduces the Eco-Powerbrush system in North America. 2009: ACC International rebrands as Awash Systems Corp. and PowerbrusH2O 2011: Awash Systems Corp. manufactures PowerbrusH2O in North America 2012: Awash Systems Corp. introduces the Reform PowerbrusH2O model – a mirror cut-out version with metered soap injector. 2014: Awash Systems prepares to announce new models. Services offered: • Direct OEM support – on-staff technician and customer service support for all parts and service • Database history of your machine to facilitate better record keeping • All parts stocked and available for delivery next day • Service providers covering every territory in North America if you require a visit • Preventive maintenance programs available • Brush replacement programs available • Trade-in and refurbished model program available Awash now manufactures its products in North America. Trained technicians will not only assemble a machine to your criteria, but also design your overhead cable system to each unique wash bay situation. This ensures that both the customer and Awash are aligned on each sale to be the most efficient washing system in the market. There is no other product on the market with as much success and total parts support as Awash Systems Corp. We are staffed to service every customer with trained technicians who will service and build your unique system. Our database of information holds all the key requirements to service you for years. We know your machine and each part required for that machine. a w a s h s y s t e m s . c o m | AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS 3 A message from the President of Awash Systems Corp. Thank you for taking the time to read our e-book. We truly believe in helping change the world of washing by thinking of your needs and what best suits your situation. We hope the 10 NEW rules of washing help your business become more efficient and your vehicles shine even better. We believe we can help everyone in the industry understand the most efficient way to wash their vehicles. Our product doesn’t fit every situation, but we can help you understand what product you should truly look for to wash your vehicles. We are thankful to have had our customers’ support since 1991, with thousands of satisfied customers across North America using our machines every day. We are proud to be a small part of each customer’s day, ensuring a difficult task can be made easier while also doing our part for the environment. We are also proud that we still have some of those original machines from 1991 still working every day. As one customer told me, “It’s like a pocket on a shirt, always there when you need it”. We are excited for the future as we begin to develop new engineered products that will truly bring this equipment to the next level. Our R&D investment and prototypes are set to design systems that will be more efficient. We’ll reduce costs and impact the environment even less than today. Our goal is to wash with less water, less chemicals and less energy than any other system on the market, with durable products that are easy to use and maintain. We thank each and every Awash customer. You are truly are the soul of our company. We hope to hear from you through our website or a direct call to discuss what we can do to accommodate your washing needs. Sincerely, Jack Jackson President Awash Systems Corp. 4 AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS | DECEMBER . 2013 What system should I wash with? > Touchless vs. Soft Touch? > Automated vs. Manual? > Outsource vs. In-house? > Own equipment vs. Third party? > Third party â€“ mobile vs. public wash? > Revenue generating vs. expense to your company? > Pressure washer only? > Should I use friction, since pressure wash only rinses? With so many questions and not many answers to find in one place, we have put together the 10 New Rules for Washing to help you consider some things you may or may not think of. Every company has different reasons to wash and different reasons to not wash. We hope to help you decide whether your current method is fine or you need some more information. a w a s h s y s t e m s . c o m | AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS 5 The 10 New Rules For Washing! 1 # Less Water Using less water reduces cost • Today water use is charged for going in and out of your building • ¾” hose uses 17 gallons of water/minute • Pressure washer uses 4/5 gallons water/minute • Automated systems start as low as 2.5 gallons per minute, but can be more than 3,000 gallons per minute Q: What system are you using today? 2 # Less Soap Using a metered amount ensures efficiency • A soft touch system uses less soap, as the brushes/clothes do the cleaning • Today’s brush technology will not scratch – ask your manufacturer • Stop free pouring soap – go to a metered soap system. The ROI is incredible Q: How do you apply soap today? 6 AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS | DECEMBER . 2013 The 10 New Rules For Washing! 3 # Less Chemicals & Proper Application Using the proper combination is key • More soap suds is not the correct method. It just costs more water, effort and time to remove • Dish soap is for dishes, car soap is for cars - Don’t try to mix and match industries Q: What is your method of applying and rinsing chemicals 4 # Less Labor Humans are costly and inconsistent • Productivity diminishes when hours are spent washing vehicles • Water, slippery conditions, ladders and chemicals are all a recipe for a safety disaster Q: How is your labor? a w a s h s y s t e m s . c o m | AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS 7 The 10 New Rules For Washing! 5 # Less Land – More Versatility Utilize same space to wash & service • Systems are available today to have multi-purpose areas • Wash your vehicle and change your engine within minutes • Single-use areas are costly with today’s real estate and building costs Q: What system are you using today? 6 # Clean More/Clean Less Frequent cleaning produces results • By cleaning your vehicles more frequently, it takes less time to wash in the future • Overall investment in proper cleaning rotation pays off over time with lower costs Q: How often do you wash your vehicles? 8 AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS | DECEMBER . 2013 The 10 New Rules For Washing! 7 # Less Waste & Power Recycle may be the key • Recycle systems may be “zero discharge” to save water and sewer expenses • Well system or septic bed? – You could save big money • EPA and Eco-Friendly all the way around Q: Can it work for your facility? 8 # Measure, Measure, Measure Nothing improves until its measured • Understand your cost per wash • Key in on what you need to become more efficient and more eco-friendly Q: Do you analyze all cost factors? a w a s h s y s t e m s . c o m | AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS 9 The 10 New Rules For Washing! 9 # How Fast Can I Wash? Throughput is king • Speed should be top of mind, no matter if washing generates revenue or is an expense. • Until you measure your results, you can’t measure your gains. Q: What system are you using today? 10 # Sewers...Oh no, where does it go? Know more about what you affect • Yes, the “new” green in washing is proper disposal of gray water • Be environmentally aware of what you do Q: Ask before someone tells you what to do…it can become costly to your business and image. 10 AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS | DECEMBER . 2013 BONUS FEATURE The Top Five Results of Clean Vehicles 1. Company image is enhanced – Public views a professional image 2. Employee morale increases – Drivers & mechanics top the list 3. Vehicles last longer – Removing dirt & salt inhibits rust 4. Lowers the overall cost of maintenance – Paint, graphics & electronics last longer 5. Customer Referrals – Satisfied customers are your best asset • Wash a vehicle in less than five minutes • Five gallons of water per minute • Custom mirror cutout frame • Custom built in North America to your specific needs • Soft foam brush sections available •F ull aluminum frame for lightweight use and long lasting (since 1991, with machines still performing every day) Proudly built in North America a w a s h s y s t e m s . c o m | AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS 1 1 We solve washing issues where no one else can! •C able/Track roller system with hose/cord holders – designed per customer by Awash Technician •T wo year full warranty – extended warranties available • On-staff Awash Technician for DIY installs or service • All parts in stock every day • Service Programs available • Satisfied customers in every state & province in North America for your reference • Soap metered systems available Preventive Maintenance Packages, Operating Tips and Detailed information now available on awashTV.com www.awashsystems.com | 1.800.265.7405 | firstname.lastname@example.org 12 AWASH ECO WASH SYSTEMS | DECEMBER . 2013