The International Carwash Association spent several years visiting car wash operators and suppliers in Europe in order to gain an understanding of the European market. We have also listened to the ideas provided by those who have visited the event in the United States coming from Europe. At the end of the day, we are not only focused on a successful event - our mission is the success of the car wash industry. Martin van Poortvliet - Autowas H2O, The Netherlands
As the Car Wash Show Europe is for the industry and by the industry, we have appointed an Advisory Committee that, based on their experience in the industry, will help us with valuable input for the overall programme of the show. We are happy to announce the following members:
My name is Martin van Poortvliet and I’m 37 years old. During my study I worked part-time in a carwash. It was a franchise organisation. At the age of 21, I finished my school, Business Economy. After finishing my study, I started my own business, participating into this franchise-organisation. A few years later I sold this franchise-carwash and built a complete new carwash in Rotterdam, called Bubbles Carwash. This is a 25 meter long carwash, 9 vacuum- cleaners and 4 self-service wash-places.
In 2011, I started a new location together with my companion Hans Lenting, called Autowas H2O Leiden. A 65 meter long tunnel with 26 vacuum cleaners, all in one building. At this moment we are building a new location in Spijkenisse. A unique project for the Netherlands: first a pre-wash tunnel of 25 meters with a dual belt conveyor and then the main tunnel of 30 meters, also with a dual belt conveyor. After washing, customers can vacuum their car on one of the 24 vacuum-cleaning places.
I always try to give customers the feeling they getting value for their money, that’s what counts!
I hope to see you all at Car Wash Show Europe!
Yves Keller - Best Carwash Zürich, Switzerland
Simon Walker - MBMP-Brushcar, France
I have been working over 30 years in the vehicle washing industry, starting in 1983. Initially around the supply of chemicals, machine set up, best practice etc.
I Moved to Wesumat (subsequently WashTec) in 1997 as After Sales Manager UK, where a large profit centre was developed around the supply of chemicals, marketing, and best practice for operations.
In 2004, I moved to Autoglym as UK Sales Manager for car wash chemicals under the Kanor brand, until 2006 when invited to join MBMP- Brushcar as Managing Director.
2005-2009: I did an education as an automation technician
2009-2013: I worked as an electro planner
2013-today: Since then a work in Best Carwash as
"following senior management in education"
Jeroen Visser - Bob Autowas BV, The Netherlands
I have been active for almost 20 years in the professional carwash industry worldwide. Starting with sales of roll-over carwash systems in Belgium and The Netherlands, after many years in development and export management of full biological water reclaim systems for the carwash industry. Then started with the import of American stainless steel tunnels. I am the founder of the unique soft-franchise concept for conveyorized carwashes. Nowadays I am the region manager of Bob Autowas BV. This is a private owned chain of very big carwash sites in the West part of The Netherlands and Curacao, all equipped with Holz and Peco equipment by ACE Carwash Systems. My job is to extend the network and build the name of Bob Autowas.
Leighton Ricketts - Washwell.co.uk, United Kingdom Information will follow
Joachim Hylén – Statoil Ryhovsgatan, Sweden
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