The new truck wash will open across the A50 from its old location
Lymm Truckwash – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – will open its new purpose-built Cheshire site on 14 October, 100 metres from its previous location. The family-owned and managed business has invested £2.3 million in its move to Poplar Park, just 30 seconds off Junction 20 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M56, near Warrington.
Drivers will see no shutdown of the wash facility during the company’s move from Lymm Services to its new base – on the opposite side of the A50. The wash service will continue at the old site until closing at midday on Saturday 12 October, with the new site opening at 7 am on Monday 14 October, providing a seamless transition for its valued customers.
The new Lymm Truckwash offers four commercial vehicle wash systems, providing both a pre-wash and gantry wash in no more than six minutes – three minutes faster than the current site’s washes. The state-of-the-art, bespoke washes and jet wash system have been specially created for the company by WashTec.
The new premises offer a faster and more efficient service thanks to a new payment system that uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), so there is no need for drivers to get out of their cabs. They simply pull up to the HGV-height kiosk and payment takes about 20 seconds (the same methods of payments are still available including; account, credit card, cash, fuel cards, Snap and Twuk). Plus, the more convenient location means drivers no longer have to enter and exit Lymm Services.
Laura Cardwell, managing director of Lymm Truckwash, said: “The excitement among our customers has been amazing. They have shown us great support and encouragement, and are just as excited about the move as we are.
“This heralds a new level of service in truck washing, and we’re very happy to be at the forefront and to continue to be Europe’s largest truck wash. There is no other truck wash like this in the whole of Europe for size and technology.”
The whole project has taken three-and-a-half years, including obtaining planning permission, design and construction.
To celebrate the opening, Lymm Truckwash will hold a grand launch event in November for customers, visitors and families, featuring a celebrity appearance, freebies and children’s activities. More details about the event will be revealed nearer the time.
Laura added: “This move isn’t only about our customers; it’s also about securing the future of our long-serving and loyal staff, and in turn their families. Plus, the investment benefits the local economy and business community.”
Founded in 1967, Lymm Truckwash washes more than 60,000 trucks a year for customers from the UK and across Europe, ranging from owner-drivers to major fleet operators such as BP, DHL and AW Jenkinson.
As part of the relocation, the company has responded to advice by Highways England to improve driver visibility by cutting back hedges and widening the entrance at the new site.
For more information: www.lymmtruckwash.co.uk