Conv&carwash mag mar apr 2017

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By Angela Altass


Automation Puts a Clean Spin On Truck Washing Commercial truck washing today is still primarily a time consuming manual wash process with a reputation that is linked to terms like hydrofluoric acid and illegal discharge. Although truck washing differs significantly from car washing, there are similarities. Truck Wash Technologies is looking to change the truck wash landscape by creating a professional wash service using advanced technology that rivals its’ car wash counterparts. Truck Wash Technologies has been developing an automated commercial truck wash that provides an end-to-end service, operational and business model solution for several years now. With a single bay truck wash in Bonnyville, Alberta that has been operational for almost five years and a two-bay in Red Deer, Alberta that has been in business since August 2014, Jyrki Koro, president, Truck Wash Technologies Inc., has been patient with its development and with two working models has mitigated risk and

feels confident the company is gaining traction. “I have goals of wanting to see a network of these commercial wash facilities across North America,” says Koro. “However, we need to walk before we run and how this opportunity grows is an unknown yet. I would like to expand through building corporate stores, licensing or possibly franchising at some stage, but in the interim, I will sell the equipment and operational package to customers.” Truck Wash Technologies prefers to behave like a partner by sharing valuable expertise with clients as a means to ensuring their success. “Basically, we developed a plan to start a truck wash business as if we were the investor with the added benefit that we can control the technology,” says Koro. “The package provides the tools on who to hire, how to train, how to maintain the facilities, administrative tools, how to market, etc. We are pioneering a new concept to wash large commercial vehicles for profit.” The traditional fleet style of large vehicle wash equipment washes each vehicle the same way, front

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