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Car washes: an area dedicated to this sector atEQUIP AUTO Lyon

Eurexpo Lyon – 28 - 30 September 2023 Innovating to save water and tackling the challenges of the green transition: such are the goals that car wash professionals have set themselves for several years. EQUIP AUTO, the benchmark event for innovation in automotive aftersales and services for connected mobility, is intent on highlighting car wash professionals by offering them a space for meetings and exchange that will allow them to present the solutions they have developed to rise to these challenges.


EQUIP AUTO Lyon shines a light on car wash professionals


As at previous editions of the tradeshow, visitors will be offered a space entirely given over to car wash professionals and solutions for roadside services. In parallel, a talk on the theme “Car washes: innovating and diversifying to optimise profitability” will be hosted by specialist auto journalist Emmanuel Taillardat on Saturday 30 September at 12.15 pm. It will cover the latest solutions from exhibitors: organic water recyclers, the optimisation of existing equipment, solar water heaters, all with the aim of avoiding shutdowns during water restriction periods and optimising energy consumption. Professionals working in payment terminals and avenues for diversification will also speak at this panel discussion.


A tightly regulated market with major challenges


The car wash market has been undermined by drought and water stress, and businesses are experiencing an increasing number of restrictions. This sector has nonetheless been investing and innovating for years to deal with these issues and reduce its environmental impact while also conserving water resources.


In recent years, the leading names in the war wash sector have developed solutions to adapt to new environmental, regulatory and economic circumstances. Since the announcement of its decree on the use and conditions of reuse of treated wastewater, the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition has encouraged the sector’s companies to adopt innovative initiatives. In this perspective, the sector needs to be supported through the promotion of professionals that make car washing eco-friendly, in particular during periods of drought.


Among the leading names in the car washing and roadside service sector exhibiting at EQUIP AUTO Lyon are the following:


• AD PRODUZIONE S.R.L

• A T H

• CARTADIS

• CKSQUARE

• EAS

• EHRLE GMBH

• ERT LS SERVICES

• ESBC

• HEURTAUX SAS

• L.C.I SÀRL FLOWEY

• LM CONTROL

• MARK SRL

• ME GROUP FRANCE SAS.

• NISSEN LAVAGE ASSISTANCE (N.L.A)

• SAS LA BOUTIQUE DU CENTRE

• TOKHEIM SERVICES France

• WASHTEC FRANCE SAS

• Bertrand Heurtaux


– CEO of Heurtaux SAS:


“As manufacturers of high pressure care wash equipment for more than 55 years, we feel that it is important to be at EQUIP AUTO Lyon 2023 in view of current events which have brought us to develop new techniques to act in anticipation of requirements around water use, regulations and care for human health. Thanks to our R&D unit which has enabled us to file 25 patents, we are constantly pursuing the goals of saving water, conserving resources and protecting health. EQUIP AUTO Lyon and its reach will offer a perfect opportunity to present these solutions to the industry’s professionals.”


- Fabrice Collet, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at WashTec:


“It is important for us to be at this first Lyon edition of EQUIP AUTO and meet an audience that we do not necessarily meet in Paris. Our attendance is even more significant in view of current circumstances with the drought and water restrictions that are affecting several regions in France. Water recycling is becoming the central issue in the car wash world. This show will allow is to present our various recycling solutions and in particular our AquaPur Modular system which makes it possible to recycle between 70% and 80% of water. We also look forward to presenting our latest new solutions such as SmartCare, our Premium gantry car wash, but also our environmentally friendly Green Car Care products.”

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