Is there any confrontation between robotic car washes and self-service car washes? You’d be surprised, but … no! However, ALLES does not sell robots. Why? Let’s figure it out.
Let’s start with robots. Why do they attract the car drivers:
If it is as great as that, so fast and simple, why aren’t there more robotic car washes in Russia? There are several reasons.
About self-service car washes
The experiment of coexistence of the self-service car wash and the robot already exists. Our client ordered a 5-station car wash on ALLES equipment and added the robot to it. By the way, the owner is familiar with the matter, he owns some more profitable facilities, therefore he was choosing the manufacturers carefully. ALLES and the KOLONWASH robot were launched almost at the same time, in summer 2020. Let’s check the results and facts:
– for 8 months the robot was idle for the total of 2.5 months due to the lack of qualified technical maintenance in Samara; almost everything went out of order: drives, electronics, mechanics, sensors, even one of the two L-shaped rods fell off (fortunately, not on a car);
– the maximum daily revenue from the robot at this car wash is 25,000 rubles; peak revenue per month – 300,000 rubles (due to repairs and idle time among other things).
When the owner opened the car wash, he supposed that both formats would perfectly complement each other, but in fact, he makes money mainly of the self-service car wash. Finding qualified operators to maintain the robot is also not easy. The result is the increased costs and risks of the owner, pain in the neck and an unknown payback period of the “device”.
At this point, perhaps, we shall end the battle. Though there is no confrontation at all. The robots exist and will exist. As well as self-service car washes. Each format has its own fans.