In a move that combines two major technology and production companies in the fast-growing automated car wash industry, Akron-based DRB Systems today announced it has officially joined forces with Unitec (Elkridge, Md.).
DRB Systems President and CEO Bill Morgenstern said he and Unitec President Pam Piro have agreed to bring their two companies together formally after many years of collaboration. The long-standing relationship has enabled both companies to benefit from market experience, customer insight, technological innovation and passion about commitment to customers’ success.
Morgenstern and Piro believe the new organization will be far more than the simple sum of their parts. They said the DRB and Unitec operations will retain their identities, employees and locations, but now will go to market as the largest provider of technology, point-of-sale and payment systems nationwide.
“Officially, DRB Systems has acquired Unitec, but the deal is just the tip of the iceberg,” Morgenstern said. “Together, DRB and Unitec will deliver the power and energy to continue leading our industry, but now with the combined strength of these two premier providers working in concert with each other to serve our customers’ needs. For example, Unitec has done a particularly great job in developing relationships with distributors, and the opportunity to leverage the large national distribution network is especially exciting.”
Piro noted the newly combined organization has remarkable resources, talent, experience and market penetration. The acquisition brings together nearly 300 employees serving a combined install base of more than 14,000 car washes.
“Individually, we have been strong for decades,” Piro said. “DRB has a sterling reputation on the technological end of our business and Unitec is a world-class production house that has provided advanced hardware and software for more than three decades.”
Going forward, the new organization is positioned to serve literally every car wash segment in the United States with superior technical and production capabilities. That, in turn, enables the companies to expand their leadership in new product innovation and support infrastructure.
“Now that we are in the same organization, we can work in sync to dramatically enhance our customers’ experiences and profitability with our products, services and innovation,” Morgenstern said.
ABOUT DRB SYSTEMS
DRB Systems (Akron, Ohio) for more than 30 years has been the leading point-of-sale software and business solutions company in the car wash industry, providing technology and marketing support to enhance customers’ experience and operational efficiency. DRB Systems provides “KNOW-HOW” to unlock the hidden potential that car wash operators need to enhance their businesses, revenues and lives. See www.drbsystems.com
Unitec (Elkridge, Md.) founded in 1983, is a high-performance producer of advanced hardware and software for the car wash market. Unitec products combine state-of-the-art technology, user-friendly operations and dependable, rugged construction. Unitec’s staff is dedicated to unsurpassed customer service, advanced product design and superior quality standards. See www.startwithunitec.com
Bill Morgenstern, DRB Systems
330-645-4200 Extension 4310