MEDIA RELEASE 15 March 2007
Local entrepreneur joins successful waterless car wash
A local resident has seized an outstanding business opportunity with a
waterless car washing franchise to help environmentally conscious local
dealership and car owners.
Newcastle resident Barry Horwood owns and manages the Newcastle franchise of
Ecowash Mobile - a waterless mobile car washing and detailing service which uses
a 2-in-1 biodegradable wash and polish that lasts for four to six weeks.
Barry joined Ecowash Mobile in February this year, wanting a change in career
with a fresh challenge that offered him the opportunity to build a business
after being a sales manager for the Fosters Group.
“I wanted to be in control of my own destiny, work outdoors and meet people.
Being my own boss allows me to do that,” Barry said.
Barry said the local response has been very positive so far and he has helped
many car owners as well as a local dealership save water.
“The local response has been so good because we are fully mobile – I can visit
people at their workplace or anywhere else,” he said.
“I currently clean and detail cars for Lexus of Newcastle - I approached the
dealership after noticing it sells hybrid cars and is environmentally aware. Our
service is not only waterless but our products are also
“Lexus is contributing to saving water – it is such a positive thing for a
company to do,” he said.
Daniel Chalhoub, General Manager at Lexus of Newcastle, said the Ecowash Mobile
service answers the dealership’s requirements.
“The Ecowash Mobile brand aligns well with our environmentally friendly focus.
In addition, because of the lack of space and water facilities available at our
dealership, Ecowash Mobile is perfect for us. We are really happy with the
results.” Daniel said.
Ecowash Mobile Newcastle services the Newcastle region from Charlestown to
The 2-in-1 wash and polish compound is sprayed onto the car exterior,
encapsulates surface dirt that is then removed with a soft cloth and provides a
protective coating. The whole process is guaranteed not to scratch.
The complete range of products enables a full detail inside and out including
leather treatment, bumper renovation and scratch removal. To ensure long lasting
protection of your car, Ecowash Mobile has also just introduced new protection
options for paint, fabric and carpet or leather.
A variety of services are on offer, from a basic waterless wash and polish right
through to a full detail called an Extreme Ecowash, to suit individual car
owners, through to car dealers, smash repairers and corporate fleets.
For more information call 1 800 ECOWASH (1 800 326 927) or visit
Released for Ecowash Mobile by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Teanne Ryan or Kim Larochelle on (02) 9413