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Pulling together in time of crisis

The strength of the convenience offer in the majority of service stations means the forecourt sector should have a good chance of surviving the present pandemic crisis more or less in one piece, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He says everyone is pulling together and has praised the government for its financial measures which have been a lifeline for many; with some of the bigger groups saving millions of pounds because of the business rates holiday. He has also welcomed oil company support for the dealer community.

PRA calls for clampdown on 'non-compliant' hand car washing

The PRA has called on the government for an urgent clamp-down on the re-opening of “endemically non-compliant” hand car washes (HCW) following the lockdown.

Tokheim Solutions UK changes name to TSG UK Solutions

Tokheim Solutions UK has changed its name to TSG UK Solutions and appointed Henry Simpson as UK managing director.

Kay Group praises PRA help to avoid car-wash closure

The PRA has been praised by the Blackburn-based Top 50 independent, the Kay Group Ltd, following the enforced closure of one of its car wash operations by the local Environmental Health Officer.

Cleaning up car washes

The hand car wash (HCW) industry has consistently been identified as one of a number of areas where workers are vulnerable to exploitation and poor working conditions. Violation of labour, employment, health and safety, and environmental regulations are well documented as are incidences of more sinister criminal activity such as human trafficking and modern slavery. The continued presence and use of non-compliant car washes normalises illegal labour practices, and damages the reputation of the industry and those associated with it.

A clean getaway

There can't be many car wash and valeting facilities in the world that are guarded by two full-size Transformers but that's the case at the Inner Space Stations site where you can clean your car under the watchful eyes of Bumblebee and Octopus Prime. Inner Space Stations, winner of the Best Valeting Facilities prize at this year's Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards, is well known for its sci-fi branding and these two Transformers definitely add excitement to the forecourt's valeting services. Some might perceive their presence as a mere gimmick but there is nothing gimmicky about the valeting services offered at the site, which draws customers from more than 100 miles away.

exterior of Uniti Expo show

UNITI Expo 2020 unveils line-up of cooperation partners

UNITI expo 2020 has announced that a total of 16 cooperation partners will make their industry expertise available to the trade show, which will be taking place in Stuttgart on May 26-28.

Istobal presents its new Smartwash at Forecourt Show

Istobal will be presenting its new Smartwash at The Forecourt Show 2019 at stand T121. By connecting all the wash equipment (rollovers, tunnels, jet wash and vacuum areas), the new solution nables the installation to be managed digitally with systems that integrate and analyse the information.

Displays that pay

If you're looking to make changes to your forecourt perhaps by investing in new equipment or are considering a move to a different fuel brand, then a trip to The Forecourt Show 2019 is a must.

Photo-me launderette

Photo-Me makes a splash with launderette campaign

Photo-Me UK is running a “Making A Splash” campaign to promote its Revolution Compact Outdoor Launderette.

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