SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- Andretti Petroleum Group has partnered with Istobal, a Spanish car-wash and car-care solutions provider, for vehicle-wash equipment in Andretti’s stores in the United States.
Andretti Petroleum Group will make Istobal equipment standard at company stores and offer value-added opportunities to its dealer network. Several Istobal Flex5 rollovers are already operating in California and Oregon, with plans for additional units.
The Andretti Petroleum enterprise, founded in 1997 and based in San Carlos, Calif., is owned by motorsports icons Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti and managing partner M.J. Castelo. Its companies include Peninsula Petroleum, Humboldt Petroleum and Colvin Oil, with presence in California, Oregon and Washington. The organization focuses on retail fuels and convenience, wholesale fuels, car wash, lubricants/commercial, transport, and fleet/card lock.
“We are dedicated to bringing the best products and services to our customers. Our new Istobal Flex5 equipment brings the premier rollover car wash in the world to our customers in California, Oregon and Washington. Our initial installations have been smooth and seamless, while yielding terrific results,” said Mario Andretti, chairman of the Andretti Petroleum Group.
Istobal U.S. CEO Jimmy Sisk said, “We are ecstatic with having racing legend Mario Andretti as an active participant in this alliance. We look forward to Mario being present at Istobal’s booth, signing autographs and visiting with fans at the next International Car Wash Show in Las Vegas on April 26.”
Istobal is a Spanish designer, manufacturer and marketer of car-wash and car-care solutions for the automotive sector. The company's international headquarters is located in Valencia, Spain. The U.S. division of the company is based in Bristol, Va.