NCS Partners With CSI for Car Care Products

Car wash firms bring systems and cleaners together
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GRIMES, Iowa National Carwash Solutions (NCS), a provider of car wash systems, cleaning solutions and maintenance services, is partnering with Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI), which manufactures Lustra Professional Car Care Products. 

"We are constantly searching for strong strategic partners willing to join the NCS family," said Michael Gillen, CEO of NCS.  “CSI and its family of brands, led by Lustra, is an absolutely perfect fit with our brand portfolio. We're thrilled to partner with such an innovative company that serves many vehicle care channels, including car wash operators." 

CSI, based in De Pere, Wis., works with a variety of customers in commercial and industrial operations that require detergents and cleaning fluids, including car wash operators.

"National Carwash Solutions was the clear choice as our strategic partner in terms of continuing our vision of being the industry leader in satisfying customer needs for clean and shiny vehicles. Only NCS has the brands, the proactive strategy, and the market leadership that will drive our business to even higher levels. I am thrilled to watch the company I began so many years ago join the NCS family," said Dave Krause, CEO of Cleaning Systems. 

National Car Wash Solutions brands include MacNeil, Ryko, TSS, Vacutech, and CleanTouch. NCS has also partnered with other car wash distributors in North America, including Hi-Performance Wash Systems, Auto-Clean, Arizona Car Wash Systems, Complete Car Wash, NuLook, Badger Land and Carwash Solutions.

CSI will continue to provide the same sales, service and support to all customers, the company said. “We are excited to partner with the entire team of NCS companies and be able to drive even greater overall value to our loyal customers,” said Doug Marquis, vice president of CSI. “The future is extremely bright, and our organization is well positioned to meet all the needs of a rapidly developing car wash market.“

CSI is a provider of cleaning fluids to car wash operators and commercial/mass transportation concerns. CSI develops and manufactures cleaning fluids and associated application systems. CSI has a team of chemists, engineers, manufacturing experts and customer care representatives at their Wisconsin headquarters and throughout the United States.

National Carwash Solutions (NCS) is a service and systems provider to the North American car wash industry. NCS has established a direct, end-to-end customer service and support network with more than 300 service personnel nationwide. NCS offers a wide selection of car wash systems, accessories, and parts under the Ryko, MacNeil, Vacutech, and TSS brands. NCS also offers a complete line of CleanTouch cleaning solutions, water treatment systems and accessories.

Founded in 1973, NCS is based in Grimes, Iowa, and employs approximately 850 people across North America.

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