Global vehicle wash specialst OPW has acquired Transchem Group, one of the largest suppliers of cleaning, water and site management solutions for the car wash industry.

Transchem will now become part of OPW’s Vehicle Wash Solutions platform (OPW VWS), which also includes well-known brands such as PDQ, Belanger and Innovative Control Systems (ICS).  

Canada-based Transchem offers a variety of chemical and cleaning products including premium brands such as Turtle Wax Pro and Autolux chemistry; True Vue 2 chemical management; ClearWash water reclaim systems; and Soax pressure washers. Transchem also offers private label and custom chemical blending solutions, as well as Digital Mosaic, a technology platform that helps car wash operators manage their subscriptions and loyalty programs.

“We are excited to have Transchem join the OPW team, expanding OPW VWS’ portfolio of world-class solutions that helps our customers’ car washes perform better, safer and more sustainably,” said Keith Moye, vice president and general manager of OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions.

“With Transchem, OPW VWS will now offer a variety of chemistry solutions to help drive success for car wash operators around the world. And like OPW VWS, Transchem has been serving the vehicle wash industry for decades with an intense focus on crafting products that help keep people and the environment safe.”

OPW describes its portfolio of vehicle wash solutions as one of the most comprehensive in the industry, offering tunnel and in-bay automatic wash systems, payment terminals, process controls, management software, automation systems and now chemistry and water reclaim systems.

“At Transchem we pride ourselves on building true long-term partnerships with our customers, and we are excited to join a company that shares the same values,” said Nathan Ewing, president of Transchem. “OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions is the perfect partner to continue driving Transchem’s growth and maintaining high standards of customer service for our existing and new customers.”