ISTOBAL expects a double-digit growth rate this year in the US after a huge success at The Car Wash Show 2018. The trade fair has been one of the most successful tradeshows in the history of the US subsidiary of the Spanish Group. ISTOBAL presented in Las Vegas its latest innovations adapted to the American market. The ISTOBAL FLEX5 and the ISTOBAL M’1rollovers were highly appreciated by the sector and this year ISTOBAL expects to consolidate its presence in professional retail car washes, C-Stores and auto dealers with its rollover range, and to continue growing in the truck wash segment, where revenue doubled from 2016 to 2017.
ISTOBAL USA CEO, Jimmy Sisk, stated, “The 2018 ICA Show in Las Vegas was a huge success for ISTOBAL. With over 8,500 attendees visiting the show, there was many opportunities to show our flexible rollover, the ISTOBAL FLEX5, as well as the ISTOBAL M’1. Many orders were completed at the 3-day event making it one of the most successful trade fairs in the US subsidiary’s history”.
During the show, the transformable rollover ISTOBAL FLEX5 was one of the most requested by professional retail car washes and C-Stores thanks to its flexibility. In fact, Jimmy Sisk advanced that “more C-Stores have chosen ISTOBAL as their provider of equipment with some of the largest companies testing sites”. The ISTOBAL FLEX5 is the first rollover in the market that has the ability to respond to increased car wash demands without changing machines, and it can be adapted as needs change in the car business.
The ISTOBAL M’1 rollover surprised the visitors thanks to its competitiveness. Offering a quality wash and a high durability with a low investment, this rollover is aimed to auto dealers or sites not requiring so many options.
Mario Andretti autograph session, one of the main attractions at The Car Wash Show 2018
ISTOBAL had a special guest in its booth in celebration of the Group’s recent alliance with Andretti Petroleum Group. Almost 600 visitors went to the ISTOBAL booth to meet the racing driver Mario Andretti and get an autograph. ISTOBAL customers and Mario Andretti supporters enjoyed this special meeting and got their autograph on a commemorative Hero card with facts and figures celebrating Mario’s unbelievable racing career.