MOSSEL BAY BUSINESS NEWS - Few things come as better news amid the current drought than the Twist Eco Car Wash.
The mention of a car wash conjures up images of copious litres of water needed, when it is a commodity increasingly hard to come by.
The Twist Car Wash mobile operating system uses only two litres of water per car, with the added bonus of not producing wastewater.
Compared to the 1 500 to 2 000 litres per hour needed for traditional pressure washer systems, this is revolutionary.
The total absence of wastewater means Twist can be used where running water is unavailable. Therefore special authorisation for water consumption is not required.
Twist uses the green technology of saturated dry steam to clean, sanitise and deodorise.
At the same time, it eliminates stains without any use of chemicals, which could damage the environment. The steam is not abrasive and suitable for classic cars and motorcycles. It effectively cleans vehicle engines as well as undercarriages. Twist also cleans windows and delicate surfaces with great ease. Used in a vehicle interior, it is the fastest way of removing the toughest stains from car mats. It easily enters door frames, without the need for accessories being changed in order to reach those places hard to get to. Even air conditioning systems benefit as Twist drives out all smells in one easy go.
Due to the thermal shock generated by using steam, the Twist system has a vast range of cleaning applications.
This can be put to great use in the domestic or corporate cleaning services industry. It kills germs and mites lurking in upholstery and carpets, leaving them dry within seconds.
Rich Car Wash in Voorbaai has obtained the franchise for Twist Eco Car Wash in Sub-Saharan Africa.
"We started exploring options two years ago, when the water crisis seemed imminent. We are convinced there is tremendous scope for using this product," says Charles Rich. Twist Eco Car Wash is part of the General Vapeur Group in Italy, the world leader in effective and ecological industrial cleaning systems.
"Twist technology saves up to 100 times in washing water, achieves excellent results and contributes to conservation."
The system takes only 10 minutes to preheat before use and if supplied with two steam outputs, two people can be used in the cleaning to ensure productivity is maximised.
Rich believes that Twist Eco Car Wash provides superb opportunities to start up a small business.
"It can operate as a mobile service to take to customers' homes or can even be added as a low cost car wash to increase business at service stations.
"Those working in hospitality or holiday rentals can also make great use of this system. The possibilities are vast."
As the distributor, Rich and his team will offer after sales assistance and repairs. They are currently branching out into neighbouring countries such as Zambia.
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For more information, contact Charles (082 777 8912) and Nelli Rich (079 126 7020) or 044 692 0073, or visit them at 18 Bally Crescent, Voorbaai, for first-hand experience.
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