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Car Washing Services - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 1882065
  • August 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 364 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

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
- 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
- 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.

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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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