Lymm Truckwash Ltd – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – is planning to expand its business to meet the demand from customers, which will also create an additional eight jobs for local people.

Lymm Truckwash washes more than 60,000 trucks a year for customers throughout the UK and across Europe, ranging from owner-drivers to major fleet operators such as DHL, Manfreight, BM Transport, Hoyer, XPO and GXO.

Following continuous demand, Lymm Truckwash is  in the process of submitting plans to expand its business by adding three additional washes to the four existing ones. This will not only help to increase vehicle capacity and remove trucks off the A50, but create jobs to widen the team.

Still family-owned and managed to this day, Lymm Truckwash was first opened by husband-and-wife team John and Anne Cardwell in 1967.

In 2014, daughter Laura Cardwell became a director of the firm, later buying the business in 2018 when her parents retired. Laura took the reins at a key turning point in the company’s history, as it invested £2.3million in relocating to a new, purpose-built site at Poplar Park, just 100 metres from its previous base at Lymm Services, near Warrington.

The relocation meant Lymm Truckwash could offer an even better experience for drivers. This was thanks to the installation of state-of-the-art equipment and point of sale system at a more convenient site, as well as secure the long-term future of the company’s staff and their families.

Now, following huge demand for their wash services and the continued support of the UK’s HGV & LGV industry, the truckwash is looking forward to being able to accommodate all their customers’ demands and process them quicker.

Laura comments: “These are really exciting times as we continue to expand the business to the meet the demand of our customers and provide them with the best possible service.

“In January and February the demand was so high we saw a queue out of the gate every day. The additional three washes will increase our capacity and remove trucks from queuing on the A50, which is a dangerous hazard for all users of the highway and therefore needs urgently addressing and resolving. Providing three more washes is the solution and it will also create more jobs for the area as we launch a recruitment drive to add to our team.

“We’re always listening to our drivers and how we can support them and have recently installed a low-cost snack shack with a range of non-perishable items to keep them going on the road.”

Laura adds: “This is our 56th year of Lymm Truckwash trading and we’re proud of the service we continue to provide. This year we’ll be at a range of truck shows, including: the Truckfest events in Peterborough, Edinburgh and Knutsford, as well as Whitchurch Truck Show where visitors can come and say hello and learn more about the truck and road haulage industry.”

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