For more than a third of a century, DRB supported an era of unprecedented growth in the car wash industry with point-of-sale and wash optimization software, hardware, and services. Now as a brand that includes DRB Tunnel Solutions (formerly DRB Systems) and DRB In-Bay Solutions (formerly Unitec), that tradition continues. The company is constantly evolving to help maximize production and revenue in the face of ever-increasing competition, consolidation, and rising consumer expectations.
What’s New/Best Seller • Patheon Technology Platform; NoPileups Tunnel Optimization System; Suds Creative Marketing Strategies; and SiteWatch POS.
Advantages/Features • DRB is more than a name, it represents a promise to help deliver customer profitability. The company achieves this with Data insights and solutions that predictably drive throughput and revenue; Reliable, intuitive technology innovations; and a Best-in-class support team that is passionate about keeping car washes running and optimized.
Contact • DRB, 3245 Pickle Rd.,
Akron, OH 44312.
Toll free: (800) 336-6338.
Morgan Hill, California
Washlink Systems’ motor controls, equipment controls, VFD panels, POS systems, pay stations, and self-serve controls are all designed and manufactured in a UL-approved facility. Washlink products provide reliability and functionality at competitive prices. Twenty-nine years of car wash experience ensures customers receive the highest level of expertise. Components are designed to work with any brand of car wash equipment.
What’s New/Best Seller • WashPac v5 Tunnel Controller; EMV Compliant POS Tablet; Washlink Mobile App; and License Plate Recognition (LPR).
Advantages/Features • The WashPac v5 Tunnel Controller can program up to 500 functions, mapped up to 256 outputs, with built-in open bed, anti-collision, and Tire Shine controls. The Voyager II Tablet POS gives the operator a true EMV compliant credit card solution in a full-featured wireless tablet. Conduct fully integrated POS transactions anywhere on the site including unlimited plan signups. The Washlink mobile app and license plate recognition (LPR) POS application’s powerful marketing tools combine with an easy-to-use operator interface to create the next generation in car wash point of sale.
Customer/Operator Support • 365 support is always available, with no required monthly fees or annual contracts. All systems come with one-year paid support, and basicsupport is free for the life of theproduct.
Pricing • Available upon request.
Contact • Washlink Systems,
18805 Adams Ct. #110,
Morgan Hill, CA 95037.
Toll free: (866) WASHLINK.
Fax: (408) 519-6225.
More than an app, Touch4Wash is a tool to help grow a wash business.
What’s New/Best Seller • Interface Module.
Advantages/Features •Touch4WashControl Centers offer mobile payment and activation options for an entire wash site.Touch4Washcan include in-bay automatics, self-serve bays, vacuums, and pet washes in loyalty and membership programs.The solution’s built-in remote activation reduces the hassle of customer service.Automatic e-mail and text marketing help drive customers back to the site.The system is simple to install and allows a wash to offer leading technology and convenience to its customers.
Price •As low as $500.
SwiftPay was created by Washify Services LLC. It applies Washify’s core competencies to the IBA market so operators can gain the benefits of unlimited and loyalty programs with marketing tools at an affordable price.
What’s New/Best Seller • Standalone Units or Retrofit Upgrade to Existing Kiosk Hardware.
Advantages/Features • SwiftPay delivers modern features with convenient hardware options. It is a completely unattended kiosk solution that helps IBA operators offer a consistent and convenient customer experience.IBA owners can access some of the same technology used in tunnel washes to improve throughput and increase revenue through automation and marketing programs. SwiftPay offers LPR, marketing tools, and EMV payment functionality. There are three models available: a standalone kiosk, or a retrofit kit for Wash Select II or Hamilton Goldline units. The retrofit kit provides car wash owners with the opportunity to upgrade their kiosk and modernize operations.
Contact: • SwiftPay,
1208 VFW Parkway, Suite 305,
Boston, MA 02132.
Sonny’s The CarWash Factory
Sonny’s is the world’s largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, now offering OneWash, a complete car wash management suite to promote the growth of car wash businesses by providing consulting, college, equipment, services, vacuums, controls, marketing, signage, chemistry, and parts.
What’s New/Best Seller •Sonny’s Smart Queue.
Advantages/Features •Sonny’s Smart Queue takes operational error out of queue management and allows attendants to focus on loading and safety. It was developed to pair with Sonny’s license plate recognition (LPR) technology. Entry LPR cameras log the license plate and send it to the tunnel, and the wash queue is automatically reordered to ensure customers get the right wash. Attendants can focus on loading vehicles and customer safety, instead of queue order, helping to eliminate labor and customer dissatisfaction.
Contact •Sonny’s The CarWash Factory,
5605 Hiatus Road,
Tamarac, FL 33321.
Toll free: (800) 327-8723.
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions
Timberlake, North Carolina
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems & Solutions has been providing car wash operators throughout North America with industrial grade wash systems for more than 50 years. Carolina Pride offers many services, including car wash payment and management systems, Turbo Dry, Performa, Express, and the newest OPTIMAX Series of self-service wash equipment. In addition, the company offers its Tunnel Solutions line of equipment which includes the popular Solution Control Center and Motor Control Centers, spot-free rinse systems, vacuum stanchions, and an online car wash academy.
What’s New/Best Seller • The Motor Control Center.
Advantages/Features • Custom Motor Control Centers are designed to fit every need. As a key component in the Tunnel Solutions equipment series, the Motor Control Center is specifically designed to meet precise control needs. Standard VFD controllers, overload breakers, and ventilation fans ensure the solution will keep a wash working efficiently and safely. Key features include emergency shut-offs, industrial grade VFDs, industrial grade overload breakers, rubber gaskets for moisture and dust control, door mounted vent fans and filtration systems, and custom panels. The system is UL approved.
Contact •Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions,
225 Crown Blvd.,
Timberlake, NC 27583.
Toll free: (800) 421-5119.
Ledgewood, New Jersey
Micrologic Associates is a leader in the sale, installation, and support ofpoint of salesystems,tunnel controllers, auto cashier machines,and RFID systems forcarwashand quick lube facilities. Solutions include touch-screen POS terminals, wireless hand-held devices, and gated pay station systems with multiple lanes.
What’s New/Best Seller •Pegasus Payment Kiosk.
Advantages/Features •Easy-to-read, touch-screen display allows customers to follow simple instructions and voice prompts to select their services. The machine is able to offer special promotions and a-la-cart menu options providing up-sell opportunities to increase the overall ticket average. Customers can sign-up for a variety of monthly wash plans at the machine, which provides a steady stream of recurring revenue. An optional gift card dispenser can also be included which helps boost sales and create loyal customers. The Pegasus Payment Kiosk offers a full range of payment options including credit card and bill and coin acceptors, and dispenses two types of bills and multiple denominations of coins.
Contact •Micrologic Associates,
1895 US Highway 46 West,
Ledgewood, NJ 07852.
Pantron Automation Inc.
Belmont, North Carolina
Pantron Automation Inc. offers high quality photoelectric sensors for applications in the vehicle wash industry. Products include infrared photoelectric sensors, infrared amplifiers, multi-channel amplifiers, and inductive proximity switches.
What’s New/Best Seller •Automatic Amplifier with Built-In Test and Diagnostic Features.
Advantages/Features •Pantron’s infrared photoelectric systems are designed to work in harsh environments and interface easily with computers from all leading car wash manufacturers. Applications include operating as a gate switch to start and stop equipment, opening and closing automatic rollup doors, measuring the length of vehicles, and starting and stopping blowers. Pantron’s photoelectric sensors with quick connectors provide a fast installation and maintenance solution. The sensors are rated IP67 and are designed to penetrate steam, fog, ice, soap, and dirt. The automatic amplifier has built-in diagnostic features to assist with alignment of the photo eyes and to pinpoint problems with the sensors. No need to replace both photo eyes, the system can self-diagnose the problem.
Customer/Operator Support •Free technical support and application assistance are available.
Contact •Pantron Automation Inc.,
109 Hubbard Street,
Belmont, NC 28012.
Toll free: (800) 211-9468.
Fax: (800) 293-7530.
Innovative Control Systems
Successful operators in all segments of the car wash industry rely onInnovative Control Systems (ICS) for customer-friendly payment terminals, advanced tunnel control systems, management solutions, along with an advanced ICS Digital Menu and Entrance Management Display to build profits while providing a superior customer experience.
What’s New/Best Seller•Digital Menu and Entrance Management Display.
Advantages/Features•In addition to serving as an upgrade to a car wash menu, the ICS Digital Menu supports graphics, animations, and videos and serves as a promotionaltool to improve the financial performance of the car wash. The Entrance Management Display keeps customers safely focused on the attendant. The ICS Digital Menu and Entrance Management Display improve the overall customer experience, and entices customers to purchase more, while increasing wash performance.
Contact •Innovative Control Systems Inc.,
81 Highland Avenue, Suite 300,
Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Toll free: (800) 642-9396.
Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.
After creating the car wash industry’s first automated pay station in 1982, Hamilton has remained a leader of innovative solutions for tunnel, in-bay, and self-serve operations. A suite of high-tech, flexible, and durable pay stations at multiple price points is complemented with cloud-based management software, a variety of profit-driving loyalty programs, self-serve timers, and change machines.
What’s New/Best Seller •Commander Pay Station and Custom Mobile App.
Advantages/Features •Commander presents modern tech at an affordable price. With a customizable 10.4” touch screen, it can offer washes, bundles, and ?-la-carte options to maximize customer spend, all while processing credit cards securely with a standard EMV credit card reader. A custom mobile app gives wash operators a branded, contactless tool with features including monthly wash clubs, bundles, promo codes, referral program, and a loyalty program.
Contact •Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.,
1026 Hamilton Drive,
Holland, OH 43528.
eGenuity’s car wash and quick lube management software utilizes some of the ideas of the largest chains in the United States. eGenuity offers a powerful and affordable high-tech POS software for quick lubes, express tunnels, in-bay automatics, c-stores, and full-service washes.
What’s New/Best Seller •Cloud Based POS Software and Modern Full Featured Car Wash Pay Stations.
Advantages/Features •eGenuity offers complete softwareand hardware solutions for wash,lube, c-stores, and multi-store chains. The manufacturer providessupport seven days a week, and updates areincluded at no extra cost.
Price •Call for a custom quote.
Contact •eGenuity LLC,
134 East JacksonStreet,
Monroe, IN 46772.
Toll free: (800) 600-4955.
Washify Services LLC
Washify remains committed to its mission to provide car wash owners with technology and POS solutions that empower them to increase revenue while providing a modern customer experience. It offers modern marketing tools — such as an integrated mobile app, e-mail marketing, mass texting, and a website with integrated ecommerce.
What’s New/Best Seller • License Plate Recognition.
Advantages/Features • The license plate recognition solution integrates with the mobile app for a fully contactless windows-up customer experience. Updates to the mass e-mail and texting tools make it easy for car wash owners to upgrade their marketing. Washify is cloud based so updates are issued for free and the closed-loop unlimited program management allows customers to update their account info.
Customer/Operator Support • Available seven days a week.
Price • Complete POS system starting at $9,995
Contact • Washify Services LLC,
1208 VFW Parkway,
Boston, MA 02132.
Toll free: (855) WASHIFY.