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WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH

Argonstraße 7

86153 Augsburg

Telefon +49 821 5584 0

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Company

Through the acquisition of the California Kleindienst Group in 1999, WashTec AG became the world leading provider of cleaning technologies for cars, trucks and buses.

The company was floated in 1997 and employs more than 1,800 people. WashTec AG produces, markets and services a complete range of car wash systems with conventional brushes, cloth washers and high-pressure water jets for cars, commercial vehicles, making it a preferred supplier to global petrol companies, car manufacturers and small and medium-sized enterprises around the world. A consistent focus on highest customer benefit with innovative, high-quality products, and worldwide service are key factors for the company’s success. The constant expansion of its range of services covering everything from standard maintenance to total facility management confirms WashTec AG’s position as a full-service provider.

Proximity to the market and targeted innovations make WashTec the world market leader.

Profile

Product portfolio

WashTec’s range of products for cars and commercial vehicles includes rollover, wash tunnel conveyor systems and jet washes. The modular concept permits customisation to individual customer requirements.

System operations

WashTec sees itself as a full-service provider. Full service includes not only repairs, but a wide range of additional services such as regular maintenance, supply of chemicals, booth cleaning as well as technical and visual facelifts. WashTec Carwash Operations GmbH offers network operators a comprehensive range of services, from financing schemes and planning support to installation and operation of the wash systems in cooperation with the customer.

Chemicals

Auwa Chemie offers a complete range of carwash chemicals and with its “Auwa” brand, has become a well-established manufacturer in the predominantly medium-sized European market for carwash chemicals. Auwa Chemie has its own sales network in Germany and sales partners across Europe. This way, WashTec is able to give its customers even greater support in their car wash businesses, by supplying them with washing chemicals specially developed for carwashes.

Investments

  1. Controlling and profit and loss transfer agreement
  2. Subgroup with California Kleindienst Administrative B.V., Zoetermeer, Netherlands and WashTec Benelux N.V., Brussels, Belgium whose earnings are included in the financial statements of WashTec Benelux B.V., Zoetermeer, Netherlands.
  3. The company is currently inactive
  4. Incl. offices in Norway
  5. WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH 90%, WashTec Holding GmbH 10%

WashTec AG is the holding company of the WashTec Group. The WashTec Holding GmbH provides financial and personel services for the WashTec Group. WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH is responsible for the development, manufacture, marketing and servicing of WashTec's products. WashTec's wash systems are manufactured in Augsburg and Recklinghausen, Germany.

WashTec Financial Services GmbH provides and arranges equipment leasing solutions.

WashTec Carwash Operations GmbH is in charge of the procurement, rental and operation of car wash systems in the name and account of third parties and offers a broad range of related services.

The AUWA-Chemie GmbH produces and distributes carwash chemicals for carwashes.

International subsidiaries as well as exclusive dealers sell and service WashTec's range of products around the world.

Management Board

  • Dr. Ralf Koeppe <br>(CEO/CTO)

    Dr. Ralf Koeppe (*1965)
    CEO & CTO/Chairmann of the Management Board
    Areas: Corporate Development, Human Resources, Research and Development, Supply Chain, Manufacture, Quality, Service

    Ralf Koeppe holds a Dipl. and M.S. Degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate from ETH Zurich. After holding various positions at KUKA group until 2014, he was most recently Vice President Engineering & Manufacturing and the CTO of the Automation & Electrification Business Unit at Bosch Rexroth AG. Since July 2019, Mr. Koeppe is a member of the Board of Management of WashTec AG. 

  • Stephan Weber <br>(CSO)

    Stephan Weber (*1963)
    CSO/Member of the Management Board
    Areas: Sales and Service, Product Management & Marketing

    Stephan Weber is engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) in the field of wood engineering. After different management functions with well-known national and international machine and plant engineering companies, he became member of the board of Michael Weinig AG responsible for Sales and Marketing. Since January 2015, Mr. Stephan Weber is a member of the Board of Management of WashTec AG.

  • Dr. Kerstin Reden <br>(CFO)

    Dr. Kerstin Reden (*1969)
    CFO/Member of the Management Board
    Areas: Finance / Accounting, IT, Purchasing, Investor Relations, WTFS, Legal, Risk-Management / Compliance / Revision, Insurance

    Kerstin Reden holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Trier and has passed her exams as auditor and tax consultant. After holding various positions at Deloitte & Touche, Schott AG and the Smartrac-Group, she became member of the Board of Smartrac-Group responsible for Finance, Human Resources and IT.
    Since August 2020, Mrs. Reden is a member of the Board of Management of WashTec AG.

Supervisory Board

  • Dr. Günter Blaschke (chairman)

    Kaufmann, Buchloe

    Dr. Blaschke is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of WashTec AG since June 4th, 2014.

    Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

    • Leifheit AG, Nassau (Member of the Supervisory Board since 01/04/2019; Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 02/04/2019)
    Memberships in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of business enterprises:
    • None

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  • Ulrich Bellgardt (deputy chairmann)

    Managing Partner, Hubersdorf (CH)

    Mr. Bellgardt is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of WashTec AG since June 4th, 2014.

    Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

    • KROMI Logistik AG, Hamburg (Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 01/04/2018) 
    Memberships in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of business enterprises:
    • None

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  • Dr. Alexander Selent

    Dipl.-Kaufmann

    Dr. Selent is a Member of the Supervisory Board of WashTec AG since May 3rd, 2017.

    Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

    • None
    Memberships in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of business enterprises:
    • None

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  • Jens Große-Allermann

    Member of the Management Board of Investmentaktiengesellschaft für langfristige Investoren TGV, Bonn and Member of the Management Board of Fiducia Treuhand AG, Bonn

    Mr. Große-Allermann is a Member of the Supervisory Board of WashTec AG since May 10th, 2012.

    Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

    • GESCO AG, Wuppertal
    • KROMI Logistik AG, Hamburg (Chairman of the Supervisory Board until 01/03/2018; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 01/04/2018
    • Sparta AG, Hamburg (until May 15th, 2019)
    • FPM Deutsche Investmentgesellschaft mit Teilgesellschaftsvermögen i.L., Frankfurt (until 02/05/2019)

    Memberships in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of business enterprises:
    • None

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  • Dr. Sören Hein

    Partner, MIG Verwaltungs AG, Munich

    Dr. Hein is a Member of the Supervisory Board of WashTec AG since May 10th, 2012.

    Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

    • None
    Memberships in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of business enterprises:
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Konux, Inc., Delaware, USA
    • Liva Healthcare Holding ApS, Kopenhagen, Dänemark (Member of „bestyrelsen“ – Supervisory Board – since March 11th, 2019)
    • Liva Healthcare A/S, Kopenhagen, Dänemark (Subsidiary Company of Liva Healthcare Holding APS) – (Member of „bestyrelsen“ - Supervisory Board – since October 7th, 2019)

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  • Dr. Hans-Friedrich Liebler

    Managing Director of Lenbach Capital GmbH, Gräfelfing

    Dr. Liebler is a Member of the Supervisory Board of WashTec AG since May 10th, 2012.

    Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

    • None
    Memberships in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of business enterprises:
    • Member of the Supervisory Board, autowerkstattgroup N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Financials

   2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019 
  in EUR m            
  Revenues 302.6   340.9   372.8   425.0   435.4   436.5  
  EBIT 18.4   36.4   44.1   52.2   51.5   36.3  
  EBT 17.7   35.9   43.6   51.6   50.8   35.7  
  Net income 12.7   24.6   30.6   36.9   34.0   22.3  
  Earnings per share (Euro)1 0.91   1.78   2.29   2.76   2.54   1.66  
  Employees2 1,676   1,672   1,741   1,793   1,852   1,880  

1 Weighted average number of outstanding shares as of Dec 31, 2015: 13.8m, since Dec 31, 2016: 13.4m
2 Average for the yea