Global Car Washing Services Industry

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Global Car Washing Services Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Car Washing Services in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 174 companies including Leading Car Washing Service Providers such as 7 Flags Car Wash, Autobell Car Wash, Delta Sonic Car Wash Corporation, Freedom Car Wash, IMO Car Wash, Mister Car Wash, Inc., Mike's Express Car Wash, Otto Christ AG, Wash Depot, and Holdings, Inc. The report also includes profiles of Leading Car Wash Equipment and Chemical Suppliers such as 3M Company, Meguiars, Inc., Armored AutoGroup, Inc., Blue Ribbon Car Care Products, Car Brite Inc., Ceccato SPA, Ecolab, Inc., Blue Coral, Istobal S.A, PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., Ryko Manufacturing, Tammermatic Group Oy, Turtle Wax, Inc., WashTec AG, and Mark VII Equipment, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Car Washing Services 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4

Global Industry Highlights 4

Current and Future Analysis 4

Market Scenario 5

Growth Drivers 5

Annual Rainfall 5

New Vehicle Registrations 5

Personal Disposable Income 6

Most Sought After Services 6

New Services on the Anvil 6

Competition 6

Car Wash Industry - Key Buyer and Supplier Industries 6

3. CAR WASHING SERVICES - TRENDS AND ISSUES 7

Demand for Touchless Car Washing Rapidly Gaining Ground 7

Recession Topples Car Wash Business in 2009 7

Larger Companies Expand Facilities During Economic Downturn 7

Environmentally Safe and Professional Car Cleaning - New

Buzzwords in the Industry 8

Car Wah Companies Go Green 8

Rising Number of Combo Locations for Consumer Convenience 8

Companies Adopt Innovative Marketing Strategies for Greater

Success 8

Operators Rely on Software for Enhancing Automation 9

Car Wash Business Goes Online 9

Use of Advanced Technologies Brings in Automation and Reduces

Manpower 9

Convenience Factor Ranks High Among Consumers 9

Alternative Energy Sources Gaining Prominence 10

4. SERVICE/PRODUCT OVERVIEW 11

Car Washing Services - Definition 11

Categories of Car Washing Services 11

Hand Car Wash 11

In-Bay Car Wash 11

Tunnel/Conveyorized Car Wash 11

Chemical Car Wash 12

Steam Car Wash 12

Mechanized Car Wash 12

Self-Serve Car Wash 12

Mobile Car Wash 12

In-Bay Vs Conveyorized Car Wash Systems 13

Environmental Concerns 13

Surface Water and Soil Contamination 13

Energy and Water Resource Utilization 13

Table 1: Average Water Consumption by Various Car Wash

Types: Home Wash, Touchless Automatic Bay, Full Service

Automatic 36m, Full Service Automatic 21m, Automatic Bay

Wash and Self-service Standalone Bay (in Liters) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 14

Health Hazards 14

Car Wash: A Lucrative Business Proposition 14

Easily Managed 14

Low Cost 15

Less Personnel Requirement 15

High Yield 15

Customer Retention - Secret to Success 15

Knowing More About Customer and Keeping in Touch 15

Enhancing Overall Customer Experience 15

Showing Gratitude 15

Offering Lucrative Deals 15

Competitive Prices 16

Important Considerations for a Car Wash Facility 16

Location 16

Equipment 16

Construction 16

Marketing 17

Maintenance 17

5. PRODUCT/SERVICE INTRODUCTIONS 18

EDIC Launches Galaxy™ Auto Detailing Equipment 18

Daimler Industries to Unveil Portable Pressure Washers for

Auto Detailing 18

Ecolab Launches Range of Air Fresheners for the Car Wash Industry 18

Warsaw Chemical Launches 578 Flash Foam Autobody Shampoo 18

Lustra Introduces Ultraflex Concentrated Car Wash Chemicals 18

Proto-Vest Launches IP Stripper - A Stripper Dryer 19

Blendco Systems Launches Rhino Brite XF and Rhino Brite Car

Wash Chemicals 19

Planet Auto Wash, a Full-Service Car Wash Launched in Manassas 19

MeriCAR.Com Introduces Doorstep Car Services in New Delhi, India 19

Detail Plus Commissions first Duru Clean Center in Turkey 20

New Car Wash Facility Opened in Cincinnati 20

Genix Automation Introduces FourWin Car Wash System 20

RCI Solar Introduces Solar Car Wash System 20

Unitec Unveils Sentinel, a New Touch-Screen Based Car Wash

Payment System 21

Ecolab Unveils New Rain-X® Wheel Protectant Formula 21

Ecolab Unveils Blue Coral(R) 1-Step Wheel Cleaner 21

Mark VII Equipment Unveils 2 New Car Wash Systems 21

Meguiars Launches Odor Eliminator Spray for Car Interiors 22

Meguiars Launches 2010 Quik Interior Detailer™ Spray 22

Meguiars Unveils Gold Class™ Carnauba Plus Wax 23

PDQ Manufacturing Introduces New LaserWash In-Bay Vehicle Wash

System 23

Daimler Industries Unveils Two New Steam Pressure Car Washers 23

Oasis Unveils Eclipse Car Wash System 24

Mark VII Equipment Unveils 2 New In-Bay Automatic Car Wash

Systems 24

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 25

Autobell Opens Second Car Washing Center in Mooresville 25

Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Co. Enters into Car wash

Business 25

National Carwash Solutions Merges with Car Wash Technologies

and TEC 25

Mace Security Divests Car Wash facility in Texas 25

Red Arrow to Shuts Down Four Car Wash Facilities 26

Illinois Tool Works to Take Over Shell SOPUS Products' Car

Wash Services 26

Mister Car Wash Takes Over Buccaneer Octopus Car Wash 26

Daifuku Signs Agreement with YASUI Corporation 26

WashTec Signs Strategic Cooperation Deal with Flügger Group 27

PDQ Manufacturing Inks Agreement with Autoequip Lavaggi 27

NASCAR Car Wash Inks Agreement with MacNeil Wash Systems 27

Ecolab Reformulates Black Magic® Online Tire Dressing Formula 28

Mark VII Equipment Expands Operations 28

Mark VII Equipment Takes Over Advantek Wash Systems 28

Mark VII Equipment Takes Over Chem Tec West Enterprises 29

PDQ Manufacturing Selects Sky Blue Industries as a Distributor 29

PDQ Manufacturing Selects Idaho for Distributing Vehicle Wash

Systems 29

PDQ Manufacturing Renews Partnership with Sun Country Car Wash

Systems 30

PDQ Manufacturing Renews Partnership with Advanced Car Wash

Systems 30

Trivest Partners Takes Over Ryko Manufacturing 30

Zep Acquires Niagara National 31

Q2 General Cleaning Secures Contract from Al Wahada Mall and

Abu Dhabi Municipality 31

Mark VII Equipment Takes Over Atlantic Wash Systems 31

3M Acquires Meguiars 32

Key Bridge Partners Takes Over Magic Wand 32

Tammermatic Merges with InterClean Equipment 32

Galaxy Associates Transportation Service Merges with Rieskamp

Equipment 33

D&S and PECO Ink Joint Manufacturing Agreement 33

7. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS 34

Leading Car Washing Service Providers 34

7 Flags Car Wash (US) 34

Autobell Car Wash (US) 34

Delta Sonic Car Wash Corporation (US) 34

Freedom Car Wash (US) 35

IMO Car Wash (UK) 35

Mister Car Wash, Inc. (US) 35

Mike's Express Car Wash (US) 35

Otto Christ AG (Germany) 35

Wash Depot Holdings, Inc. (US) 36

Leading Car Wash Equipment and Chemical Suppliers 36

3M Company (US) 36

Meguiars, Inc. (US) 36

Armored AutoGroup, Inc. (US) 36

Blue Ribbon Car Care Products (US) 37

Car Brite Inc. (US) 37

Ceccato SPA (Italy) 37

Ecolab, Inc. (US) 37

Blue Coral (US) 38

Istobal S.A (Spain) 38

PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. (US) 38

Ryko Manufacturing (US) 38

Tammermatic Group Oy (Finland) 39

Turtle Wax, Inc. (US) 39

WashTec AG (Germany) 39

Mark VII Equipment, Inc. (US) 40

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 41

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Car

Washing Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 41

Table 3: World Historic Review for Car Washing Services by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(Excluding Japan) (Excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 42

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Car Washing Services by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed for Years

2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 43

9. THE UNITED STATES 44

A.Market Analysis 44

Brief Review of Car Washing Market in the US 44

Table 5: US Car Wash Market (2010): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Types of Car Washes - Self-service, In-bay

automatic and Exterior Conveyor/ Full Service (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 44

Competitive Landscape 45

Table 6: Leading Car Wash Chains in the US (2009): Ranked

by Number of Outlets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

History of Car Wash Industry 45

Poor Shape of the Labor Intensive US Car Wash Industry 46

CWOC for Protection of Worker Rights 47

Car Wash Industry Participates in Reduction of Environmental

Footprint 47

Technological Changes Sweeping the In-Bay Automatics (IBA)

Market 48

Foam Replacing Bristles and Cloth - the Safety Factor 48

Brush Units with Sensor Technology for Enhanced Cleaning 48

IBAs Go the Laser Way for Measuring 48

High-pressure Nozzles for Effective Cleaning 49

Wheel Brushes to Become Common in In-Bay Automatics 49

IBA Machines Become More Affordable and Efficient 49

Service/Product Introductions 49

Recent Industry Activity 55

Key Players 62

B.Market Analytics 70

Table 7: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Car

Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 8: US Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 70

10. CANADA 71

A.Market Analysis 71

Canadian Car Wash Industry Returns to Normal 71

B.Market Analytics 71

Table 9: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 10: Canadian Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 72

11. JAPAN 73

A.Market Analysis 73

Recent Industry Activity 73

B.Market Analytics 74

Table 11: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Table 12: Japanese Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 74

12. EUROPE 75

A.Market Analysis 75

An Overview of the European Car Wash Industry 75

Service Stations Dominate the Market 75

A Comparison of Car Wash Industries in Major European

Countries - Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands,

The United Kingdom, France and Sweden 76

Impact of Economic Recession on the Industry 77

B.Market Analytics 77

Table 13: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Car Washing Services by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

Table 14: European Historic Review for Car Washing Services

by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 15: European 15-Year Perspective for Car Washing

Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Annual Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed for Years

2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

12a. FRANCE 80

Market Analysis 80

Table 16: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 17: French Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 81

12b. GERMANY 82

A.Market Analysis 82

The German Car Wash Industry - An Overview 82

Recent Industry Activity 82

Key Players 83

B.Market Analytics 84

Table 18: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Table 19: German Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 84

12c. ITALY 85

A.Market Analysis 85

Recent Industry Activity 85

Key Player 85

B.Market Analytics 86

Table 20: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

Table 21: Italian Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 86

12d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 87

A.Market Analysis 87

Car Wash Spending Continues to Soar Defying Recession 87

Key Player 87

B.Market Analytics 88

Table 22: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Car

Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 23: UK Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 88

12e. SPAIN 89

A.Market Analysis 89

Key Player 89

B.Market Analytics 90

Table 24: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Table 25: Spanish Historic Review for Car Washing Services

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 90

12f. REST OF EUROPE 91

A.Market Analysis 91

Romania - An Attractive Market for Newbies 91

Service Introduction 91

Key Player 91

B.Market Analytics 92

Table 26: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 27: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Car Washing

Services Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 93

13. ASIA-PACIFIC 94

A.Market Analysis 94

Drought Forces Australian Car Wash Industry to Cut Down on

Waster Usage 94

An Overview of the Chinese Car Wash Industry 94

India - A Lucrative Market for Car Washes 94

Service/Product Introductions 95

B.Market Analytics 95

Table 28: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 29: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Car Washing

Services Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 96

14. REST OF WORLD 97

A.Market Analysis 97

Car Washing in Brazil 97

Recent Industry Activity 97

B.Market Analytics 98

Table 30: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Car Washing Services Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 31: Rest of World Historic Review for Car Washing

Services Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 98

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 174 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 176)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 130

Canada 4

Japan 1

Europe 24

France 1

Germany 3

The United Kingdom 8

Italy 1

Spain 2

Rest of Europe 9

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 14

Africa 1

Middle East 2

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