GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Lubrication Technologies (Lube-Tech) announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Professional Carwash Systems Inc. (PCS), a vehicle wash sales, installation and service business headquartered in Buffalo, Minnesota, with a purchase date effective April 17, 2017, according to a press release.

Founded in 1991, PCS is a regional leader in vehicle wash systems for the convenience store, grocery, independent automotive service center and car dealer markets, the release continued, with operations in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
PCS offers in-bay automatic and tunnel wash solutions, including supporting equipment and chemical products, the release noted.

Combined with the Lube-Tech family of companies, Lube-Tech is well positioned to expand the PCS business to Lube-Tech’s broad automotive and fleet customer base across the Upper Midwest, the release stated.

The addition of PCS will provide Lube-Tech and PCS customers with one-stop access to a professional network of lubrication and cleaning maintenance specialists, products and services, the release added.

While PCS will become part of the Solutions & Services business of Lube-Tech, the release stated, it will continue to operate under the PCS name.

Lube-Tech and PCS customers will benefit from Lube-Tech’s Total Customer Care offering, the release noted, which includes a broad lubricant, cleaner, energy, recycling, fluid handling equipment and service portfolio along with more than 500 Lube-Tech employees working to ensure their continued success.

PCS will continue to offer complete carwash services, including sales, installation, service, supply, marketing and laboratory support and will continue to be headquartered in Buffalo, Minnesota, according to the release.

PCS founder Bob Englund will retain his role as president of PCS, the release added, and will report to Rick Cummings, general manager of Lube-Tech’s Solutions & Services business.

“This union will provide our valued customers with an even greater level of service and support through the merging of our resources and vast combined experience in the Midwest,” said Englund.

“Lube-Tech and PCS not only share a rich history of quality and customer service; they share the same values as family-owned organizations who care about their employees, their customers, their suppliers and their communities.  We welcome PCS and its 30-plus employees to the Lube-Tech family”, said Chris Bame, CEO of Lubrication Technologies.