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December 06 2017
By Tim Deakin

Tim is the Senior Journalist at routeONE magazine is also the title’s chief test driver, with considerable vehicle knowledge

Cut the cost of washing with a machine overhaul

Overhauling wash equipment can deliver significant savings to operators

Leading manufacturer of vehicle washing systems Smith Brothers and Webb is using its engineering expertise to deliver an innovative and cost-effective solution to coach and bus operators.

The company has expanded its existing offer of new washing plants with the introduction of a refurbishment programme that will reduce capital expenditure, operational costs and downtime.

Available for the Britannia range, it allows existing machines to be decommissioned, stripped, refurbished and recommissioned.

A refurbished wash machine can be supplied at a fraction of the cost of a new one, and Smith Brothers and Webb operates on a ‘service exchange’ basis, where an overhauled machine is swapped with the old one, meaning downtime is minimal.

“Our refurbishment programme not only reduces capital expenditure, but it also eliminates the need for additional civil works that would be required when installing a new machine,” says Chairman Harvey Alexander.

“It’s a win-win for operators. Costs are reduced, as is downtime, and customers receive a machine that is like new, bearing all the hallmarks of the Smith Brothers and Webb quality standard, for which we are renowned.”

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