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The performance and wash quality of the SC Pro Classic XL gantry car wash in combination with the TecsLine product line are so impressive that the decision in favour of AUWA and WashTec even exceeded our expectations. The cleaning and drying results convince not only our customers, but us as well!
The company Oest Tankstellen GmbH & Co.KG has its headquarters in Freudenstadt, in the heart of the Black Forest. As the founding partner of Deutsche AVIA, the petrol station network of the Freudenstadt-based company today comprises almost 100 AVIA stations with various operator models. So it is hardly surprising that after the first title win in 2017 for the retro petrol station of Avia OEST in Freudenstadt-Kniebis, another award "Petrol Station of the Year 2022" in the category "Shop" went to the Avia petrol station in Dornhan. The well-known Black Forest petrol station stands out with its "Dorflädle & Stüble" (village shop and cafe), which focuses on regionality and sustainability.
"In addition to the demand for quality, progress and the best possible customer benefits, sustainability is at the heart of our corporate philosophy" says Ann-Cheryl Römpp, who is responsible for the Non Fuel Business at Oest, explaining the company's interest in an environmentally friendly car wash.
"As a company, we bear responsibility for our environment and the generations to come," Ann-Cheryl Römpp says during our conversation. "Sustainability was one of the decisive factors for us in choosing AUWA. Perfect washing performance and environmental protection should not be contradictory" is the reason for her decision in favour of AUWA Chemie and adds: "AUWA is a pioneer when it comes to environmental protection and sustainability. We are working on these topics with our shop concepts and already use RECUP deposit mugs and a sustainable reusable system. We are all the more pleased that with AUWA Chemie we now also have an opportunity to show appropriate commitment in the car wash sector and to set ourselves apart from our competitors."
In addition, the industry will be more concerned with the topics mentioned over the coming years and it is likely that there will be stricter guidelines and requirements. These will make the car wash business rethink its approach to chemical car washing.
Sustainability and environmental protection will also be increasingly in demand in the car wash industry in the future; stricter legal guidelines and specifications are only a matter of time. A rethink regarding chemical car washing is long overdue.
The idea of sustainability is becoming more and more deeply rooted among consumers, as well as among companies such as AUWA Chemie, a subsidiary of the WashTec Group. "For us at AUWA Chemie, it's no longer just about talking about climate protection, energy efficiency and resource conservation, but about practical implementation within Auwa," emphasises Florian Maser, Area Sales Manager at AUWA Chemie. "With our TecsLine product line, we set new standards for professional and sustainable car washing in the car wash sector and lead the market with the first completely sustainable car wash chemicals".
"We have delved deep into the formulation box. All TecsLine products meet the strictest "green" criteria and far exceed the legal requirements" adds Christoph Maletz, Head of Product Unit Chemicals / Water Treatment. "That is why they carry AUWA's own eco-label "AUWA Green Car Care". The compliance with these sustainability criteria is audited at regular intervals by the independent, highly reputable SGS Institut Fresenius.
But there was another important factor that led to the decision in favour of Auwa Chemie: the interaction of the gantry washing systems from Washtec with their very high quality standard and their sophisticated technology as well as the perfectly matched products and solutions from AUWA Chemie. With the lowest dosage of washing chemicals, the products in the Auwa TecsLine line ensure the best cleaning and drying results. This is not only environmentally friendly, but also saves costs for the operator.
The AVIA petrol station at Stuttgarter Straße 109 in 72250 Freudenstadt, managed by Stefan Wagner, is also committed to this high standard: "In addition to a great shop offering many regional, sustainable products, our customers also have the opportunity to have their car washed sustainably in a new WashTec SoftCare Pro Classic XL with drive-in experience," says the operator. "The drive-in system allows our customers to enjoy a unique show experience with a spectacular light show, from inside the car. We added another highlight in the form of a sensational, colourfully illuminated perfect foam application over the entire vehicle".
Two large banners reading "Clean Cars – Clean Environment" are used at the AVIA petrol station to draw attention to the topic of sustainability and environmental protection. "These customised and perfectly coordinated solutions that WashTec and AUWA offer us here have increased the attractiveness of our AVIA petrol station and have since ensured additional sales" Ann-Cheryl Römpp is convinced of this. "Just as enthusiastic as they are about the unique show experience and the excellent washing results, our customers are also impressed by the sustainable and environmentally friendly AUWA chemicals that we use here."
Personal support and regular contact with AUWA and WashTec are an important part of a healthy business relationship for the AVIA Oest Group. Ann-Cheryl Römpp emphasises: "Having a direct contact person is no longer a given these days. Thanks to the great support from one company, we receive immediate support for all topics and questions. Performance, smooth operation and maximum uptime are a very high priority for us. All this can be guaranteed with the high-quality car wash technology from WashTec, the best washing chemicals from AUWA and a dedicated contact person.
She sums up as follows: "The performance and wash quality of the SC Pro Classic XL gantry car wash in combination with the TecsLine product line are so impressive that the decision in favour of AUWA and WashTec even exceeded our expectations. The cleaning and drying results convince not only our customers, but us as well!