Innovative Control Systems announces major acquisition - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Innovative Control Systems announces major acquisition

WIND GAP, Pa. — ICS’ strategic acquisition of PSD Codax will help to create a global carwash electronics company.

WIND GAP, Pa. — Innovative Control Systems (ICS), a provider of carwash management and control system technologies announced it has acquired PSD Codax, according to a press release.

PSD Codax is a global designer/manufacturer of carwash code entry and access control systems, stated the release.

Kevin Detrick, president of ICS, said that the new alignment “makes great strategic sense” for both companies, reported the release, and that the product lines and geographic coverage are complementary. He adds in the release, “We are confident that the synergies created will offer significant benefits for customers around the world.”

“When the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 negatively impacted sales, ICS expanded beyond the conveyor carwash segment into the in-bay and self-service markets by developing new products and a multisite management system called WashConnect,” stated Rob Deal, ICS vice president of international sales, in the release.

ICS also initiated a territorial expansion outside of the U.S., added the release.

“We soon encountered PSD Codax and their forecourt code entry systems in virtually every market but North America. The geographic fit is excellent,” asserted Deal in the release. “Together we are creating a global carwash electronics company with a wide range of evolving capabilities for customers.”

ICS will continue to operate PSD Codax from its current headquarters in Bristol, England, noted the release, which provides the combined customer bases with full technical support through a global network of call centers.

“The opportunities for global synergy are immense. PSD Codax serves thousands of retail carwash and forecourt sites around the world. ICS products complement our own,” said Graham Round, sales director for PSD Codax, in the release. “Coming together with ICS will move Codax into a new phase of business development that offers more marketing functionality, operational control and connectivity for current and future customers.”

You can find the release here.

You May Also Like

ZIPS celebrates grand opening of 2nd Detroit Lakes carwash

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — ZIPS presented a $500 donation to Patriot Assistance Dogs to help continue their efforts to serve local veterans.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — ZIPS Car Wash announced in a press release the grand opening of its second Detroit Lakes location at 1415 US Hwy 10 West, which now offers the brand’s newest graphene matrix, Ultra HD Glaze, available in the ZIPS Premier Wash package.

ZIPS will be offering free Premier Washes Sept. 14-17 during the grand opening, plus free air fresheners while supplies last.

Westborn Car Wash acquires Van Born Auto Wash Car Wash

DEARBORN, Mich. — In its effort to expand the business, Westborn acquired the established and well-regarded, local carwash.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is new co-owner of Club Car Wash

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In addition to his on-the-field success, Kelce has actively joined forces with leading companies and brands to create successful partnerships throughout his career.

Tint World opens third New Jersey location

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tint World continues to expand on the East Coast with its third location in New Jersey opened by a military veteran.

Mammoth Holdings opens PureMagic in Knoxville market

DALLAS — The new site, located just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, is the company’s eighth greenfield opening this year.

Other Posts

ZIPS is now Proud Sponsor of Virginia Tech Hokies

SALEM, Va. — ZIPS in Salem will host a pep rally prior to the game against Syracuse, where they’ll give away tickets to the game, free co-branded air fresheners and a HOKIES prize pack.

Turbo Tint opens second location in Oklahoma City

ORLAND PARK, Ill. — The newest store in Oklahoma City is the seventh Turbo Tint location in the country.

Turbo Tint in OK City
Clean Express honored with 2023 People Helping People award

PITTSBURGH — Through various fundraising initiatives under the Clean Cares banner, Clean Express has contributed over $6,000 to North Hills Community Outreach.

Global Car Wash and Detailing Market Report 2023 released

DUBLIN — Pandemic-driven hygiene awareness to boost market to $54.98 billion by 2029.