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NCS Announces Strategic Partnership with CSI

GRIMES, Iowa, October 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

National Carwash Solutions (NCS), the world’s premier provider of car wash systems, cleaning solutions, and maintenance services is very pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI), manufactures of the industry leading Lustra Professional Car Care Products.

“We are constantly searching for strong strategic partners willing to join the NCS family,” said Michael Gillen, CEO of NCS.   “CSI and its family of brands, led by Lustra, is an absolutely perfect fit with our brand portfolio. We’re thrilled to partner with such an innovative company that serves many vehicle care channels, including car wash operators.”

CSI, based in De Pere, Wisconsin, works with a variety of customers in commercial and industrial operations that require high quality detergents and cleaning fluids, including car wash operators. CSI adds value utilizing a customer driven approach, providing technology-driven chemistry and application systems solutions to those in need of vehicle cleaning and protection, with the paramount objective being clean, shiny vehicles and satisfied consumers

“National Carwash Solutions was the clear choice as our strategic partner in terms of continuing our vision of being the industry leader in satisfying customer needs for clean and shiny vehicles. Only NCS has the brands, the proactive strategy, and the market leadership that will drive our business to even higher levels.  I am thrilled to watch the company I began so many years ago join the NCS family,” said Dave Krause, CEO of Cleaning Systems, Inc.

National Car Wash Solutions leads the car wash industry with premier brands including MacNeil, Ryko, TSS, Vacutech, and CleanTouch. NCS has also partnered with the very best car wash distributors in North America, including Hi-Performance Wash Systems, Auto-Clean, Arizona Car Wash Systems, Complete Car Wash, NuLook, Badger Land, and Carwash Solutions. These partnerships have solidified NCS’s dominant market position, offering the nation’s only direct service network to meet the business needs of car wash operators across the country. CSI adds formidable fire power to NCS’s arsenal of bundled products and services, in the form of premium, nationally recognized cleaning fluids brands, to meet all of a customer’s car wash needs.

CSI will continue to provide the same great sales, service, and support to all customers, as they have for over 40 years. “We are excited to partner with the entire team of NCS companies and be able to drive even greater overall value to our loyal customers” said Doug Marquis, CSI’s Vice President.  “The future is extremely bright, and our organization is well positioned to meet all the needs of a rapidly developing car wash market.“

About National Carwash Solutions

National Carwash Solutions (NCS) is the market-leading service and systems provider to the North American car wash industry. NCS has established the only direct, end-to-end customer service and support network with over 300 service personnel nationwide. NCS offers the widest selection of car wash systems, accessories, and parts under the Ryko, MacNeil, Vacutech, and TSS brands. NCS also offers a complete line of CleanTouch cleaning solutions, water treatment systems, and accessories. Founded in 1973, NCS is headquartered in Grimes, Iowa, and employs approximately 850 people across North America. To learn more, please visit or call 515-986-3700.

About CSI

CSI is a leading provider of cleaning fluids to car wash operators and commercial/mass transportation concerns. CSI develops and manufactures high quality, easy-to-use cleaning fluids and associated application systems. The CSI team has decades of experience as the industry leaders in developing and manufacturing cleaning fluids products. David Krause built CSI from a pressure washing company into the leading provider of premium car wash cleaning fluids based upon his commitment to manufacturing the highest performance products available, combined with unparalleled customer care and after-sale support. CSI has a team of chemists, engineers, manufacturing experts, and customer care representatives at their Wisconsin headquarters and throughout the United States.

Since 1976, CSI’s success has focused on cultivating their cleaning systems expertise to best serve their customers. CSI offers the premier cleaning fluids and application products and services they know will help car wash operators become more profitable. CSI headquarters, product development, and manufacturing teams are based in De Pere, Wisconsin. For more information, please go to or call (920) 337-2175.