Lymm Truckwash prepares to open new £2.3 million site

Lymm Truckwash Ltd will open its new purpose-built site on Monday, 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, 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 7am on 14 October.

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.

The new Lymm Truckwash offers four commercial vehicle wash systems, providing 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 created for the company by WashTec.

In addition, the new premises have a new payment system that uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), so there’s 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 payment will still available at the new site, including account, credit card, cash, fuel cards, Snap and Twuk.

The new location means drivers no longer have to enter and exit Lymm Services to access the truckwash. 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.

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 project has taken three-and-a-half years, including obtaining planning permission, design and construction.

“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,” added Cardwell. “Plus, the investment benefits the local economy and business community.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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