Lymm Truckwash Ltd – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – is investing £2.3 million by relocating to a new, purpose-built site, 100 metres from its current location in Cheshire.
The family-owned and managed business is currently based at Lymm Services, just off Junction 20 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M56, near Warrington. It will move to its new site on the opposite side of the A50 in autumn this year, when customers can expect a seamless transition.
The investment will offer an even better experience for drivers thanks to the installation of state-of-the-art equipment at a more convenient location. It will also secure the long-term future of its team of dedicated and long-serving staff.
Laura Cardwell, managing director of Lymm Truckwash, said: “This is an exciting move for our company. We’re investing £2.3 million into the development of the new site to make sure we continue to provide the excellent service our customers are used to and expect.
“The new facility will feature state-of-the-art WashTec washes, alongside a bespoke pressure washer system and payment system with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The site will also be quicker and easier for our customers to access from the motorway because they’ll no longer have to enter and exit Lymm Services.”
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.
The decision to move was made in March 2016 after it was discovered the lease at the services couldn’t be extended beyond December 2019.
Laura said: “We undertook professional market research and this showed that 80% of our customers drive into the services simply for a wash and don’t use any other facilities. This gave us the confidence to secure planning permission and buy the site opposite.
“But 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 will benefit the local economy and business community.”
Started by John and Anne Cardwell, the 52-year-old company is now owned by their daughter, Laura. It has a dedicated team of staff who have been with the firm for many years, including operations manager Paul Maskall, who joined in 1987.
The firm has recently undergone a rebrand and launched a new website, which features regular updates on the relocation.
“We’ll continue at our current site until we’re ready to open the new premises in the autumn,” added Laura. “Our customers can expect a seamless transition with no shutdown of our wash facility.”