OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions grows technology portfolio with ICS addition
Dover, and its OPW business unit, have announced that it has acquired Innovative Control Systems, Inc. (ICS), a technology solutions provider for the car wash industry. ICS will now become part of OPW's Vehicle Wash Solutions platform of brands. The platform includes PDQ and Belanger.
Vehicle Wash Solutions (VWS) and ICS have previously partnered to develop a retrofit kit for PDQ's installed base of Access payment terminals at in-bay automatic sites to ensure those customers have access to EMV payment solutions and ongoing Payment Card Industry compliance. This joint product will be ready to launch in early 2021.
According to Kevin Detrick, founder and president of ICS, the acquisition by OPW will allow ICS to continue to expand its customer base and partner with the Vehicle Wash Solutions brands to bring innovative new products to market. "Those ICS customers who do not use VWS equipment will continue to see our same focus on innovation and dedicated customer support. This is a great development for our business," he said.
ICS is an industry-leading provider of technology solutions for the car wash industry. Now alongside Vehicle Wash Solutions, ICS will continue to offer state-of-the-art payment terminals and point-of-sale management solutions, wash site management software and other wash equipment technologies as part of a complete vehicle wash solutions package.
OPW is an innovations-based company with products designed to enhance safety, reliability, efficiency and business performance for the retail fueling, fluid-handling and car-wash industries. With manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, OPW manufactures above-ground and below-ground products for both conventional, vapour-recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets.
OPW's Vehicle Wash Solutions was formed in January 2019 and consists of PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. and Belanger, Inc., two companies working to create a single source for all vehicle wash needs.