All Car wash & Valeting articles – Page 6

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    Slicker Recycling adds interceptor and car wash cleaning service

    2016-12-09T00:00:00Z

    Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group. Slicker Recycling managing director Mark Olpin commented: “We can now offer forecourt operators a full environmental and waste package. We can ...

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    Car wash owner arrested after slavery raid

    2016-12-02T00:00:00Z

    A multi-agency operation to tackle potential offences of slavery and human trafficking was carried out at a car wash on Molesey Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, on Wednesday, 23 November. Surrey Police said the initiative, Operation Cloudburst, was targeting offences associated with organised crime and known to have links with car wash ...

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    Tesco car wash workers paid half minimum wage

    2016-10-07T00:00:00Z

    A car wash at a Tesco store was found using Romanian workers who were paid half the minimum wage, according to a report by the BBC. The premises in Congleton, Cheshire, was operated by Waves Car Wash, which manages about 180 Tesco car washes. Waves said it closed the franchise ...

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    Car wash development plan withdrawn

    2016-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Plans to develop a car wash business on the site of a former petrol station at Wilmslow, in Cheshire, have been withdrawn. Shines applied to change the use of the Kings Arms Service Station site, on Alderley Road, which has been left vacant after the previous buildings were demolished. The ...

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    Money Talk: Your car wash - dead space or profit centre?

    2016-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Hundreds of forecourts have the same problem: a large and heavy piece of equipment taking up quite a lot of space in its own dedicated area which, although costly to install and maintain, has produced very decent profits for many years. But that was before a no-tech alternative sprang up ...

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    Human trafficking raids at car washes

    2016-06-16T00:00:00Z

    Essex Police arrested one man after carrying out human trafficking checks at three car wash premises in Rochford. At least six police cars were deployed at the Hand Car Wash in the the Golden Cross shopping parade in Ashingdon Road, and more cars were also seen at the Best Hand ...

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    UNITI expo prepares to welcome visitors to explore latest fuel retailing and car wash trends

    2016-06-03T00:00:00Z

    UNITI expo 2016, Europe´s leading trade show for the fuel retailing and car wash industries, is gearing up to welcome visitors to Stuttgart, Germany, on June 14-16 to explore the latest trends, ideas and products in the sector. Around 420 exhibitors from 37 countries, have signed up to the ...

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    Car wash drug dealer jailed

    2016-05-13T00:00:00Z

    A man who used a car wash on the A14 near Cambridge to deal drugs has been jailed. Police discovered 25-year-old Eneja Dautaj had been dealing after a raid on a hand car wash in Swavesey on January 26 last year. They seized about £13,000 in cash along with a ...

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    Immigration officers raid car washes

    2016-04-22T00:00:00Z

    Raids by immigration officers on car washes in Hounslow, west London, found 20 people who were suspected of working illegally. Three suspected illegal immigrants from Albania were arrested and 17 more Eastern Europeans could face deportation for allegedly breaching European Union working regulations at the premises in Isleworth and Cranford. ...

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    Murder investigation after Tesco car wash man’s death

    2016-03-02T00:00:00Z

    A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man who ran a Tesco car wash was discovered in a fire-damaged car in Essex. Police were called just before 5pm on Saturday, February 27 after the 30-year-old man’s body was found in a grey Audi A4 which was ...

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    PRA calls for business rates on hand car washes

    2016-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has written to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) protesting that it is “wilfully ignoring” a massive opportunity to levy business rates on hand car washes and that it could bring in £200m a year. PRA chairman Brian Madderson added: “If they do it by the end of ...

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    Hospital treatment for worker after confrontation over car wash

    2016-01-29T00:00:00Z

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation that left a car wash worker requiring hospital treatment. At approximately 1.25pm on Saturday 23rd January, a female in a silver Audi TT had her car cleaned at the car wash in the car park of the Asda store in ...

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    North Wales car washes being used as brothels

    2015-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Car washes in North Wales are being use as brothels, according to an anti-slavery campaigner. James Coy, the North Wales anti-slavery co-ordinator, told the Daily Post that customers at three sites across the region had been approached by workers offering them girls for sex. The incidents are being probed by ...

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    Irish Car Wash Association welcomes police raids

    2015-10-07T00:00:00Z

    The Irish Car Wash Association (ICWA) has welcomed recent raids by police in the Irish Republic investigating claims of slave labour at car washes. The recently formed industry body represents petrol retailers operating car washes in Ireland and is an offshoot of the IPRA (Irish Petrol Retailers Association). ...

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    Easy pay car washes

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    CB Services, operator of forecourts and car wash services in Northern Ireland, has installed self-service car wash kiosks with contactless or PIN-free card readers. With the growing use of contactless payments, the team at CB Services decided that the time was right to install new car wash kiosks ...

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    Car wash set alight in Scotland

    2015-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Police in Midlothian, Scotland, are hunting for five males after a car wash was set on fire in the early hours of Sunday August 16. Fire crews from Dalkeith and Newcraighall rushed to the blaze at Tesco Hardengreen, after reports were received at around 4am. They said they ...

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    Christ’s direct drive makes car washes more efficient

    2015-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Car wash specialist Wilcomatic is rolling out the new Christ direct-drive system, which is available on its Varius, Genius and Primus models. By removing gearboxes entirely, the equipment is more reliable, efficient and easier to service and, depending on the brush material, power consumption is 30% lower. The direct drive ...

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    Wilcomatic enhances car washes

    2015-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Car wash specialist Wilcomatic is rolling out the new Christ direct drive system, which is available on Varius, Genius and Primus models. By removing gearboxes entirely the equipment is more reliable, efficient and easier to service, and, depending on the brush material, power consumption is 30% lower. The direct drive ...

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    Immigration swoop on Kent car wash

    2015-06-19T00:00:00Z

    A worker at a Kent car wash has been arrested by Home office officials who suspected he was working in the UK illegally. Officers from the Kent and Sussex Immigration Enforcement team visited the CPV Hand Car Wash, at Battle Road in St Leonards on June 18. A Home Office ...

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    Immigration swoop on Kent car wash

    2015-06-19T00:00:00Z

    A worker at a Kent car wash has been arrested by Home office officials who suspected he was working in the UK illegally. Officers from the Kent and Sussex Immigration Enforcement team visited the CPV Hand Car Wash, at Battle Road in St Leonards on June 18. A Home Office ...