Blarney wash Re-vamped and Re-Launched

1st September 2017

Washwell have recently re-vamped the car wash in Blarney, Co.Cork. This site is in close proximity to the Blarney Castle. In light of this the wash has been "Themed" to look like a castle! We have added wheel wash brushes, a lighted wax, spot free rinse and a bug pre-spray!


New car wash chemical range launched.

February 29th, 2016

Washwell are proud to introduce the Whiting systems car, truck and train wash detergent range. This range is safe, effective and gives some of the best cleaning performance we have ever witnessed, See the You Tube video for more.




Leighton Ricketts named as an advisory board member for the 2015 ICA show in Amsterdam 2015!

The International Car Wash assosciation will be holding their first European show in Amsterdam from the 5th to the 7th October 2015. For more information see


Wash well install Europe's first Whiting Systems Truck wash


30th October 2014

We ae delighted to announce our first Whiting Systems Supra truck wash is now open. The wash based in Murphys transport in Cork, boasts three brushes with a 60" wide top brush, has two-step pre soak, high pressure spinners and is able to wash almost any vehicle quickly, safely and effectively!





Wash Italia name Washwell as their Irish distributor


24th September 2014 

Following recent negotiations, Washwell Forecourt Services have been announced as the exclusive Irish distributor for Wash Italia's range of car wash equipment and forecourt equipment. "We are really pleased to secure this agency which will strengthen our product range with another great brand". Leighton Ricketts. MD Washwell Forecourt Services

 Wash well open first Themed wash centre


24th July 2014

Wash well have just opened their newest mad idea at the Southlink Service Station in Cork. Its a King Kong themed car wash complete with a waving robotic gorilla and realistic animal statues! We don't however accept payment in bananas though!


 Russ Whiting visits Ireland


28th June 2014

Russ Whiting, the president of Whiting Systems, a major international truck and train wash manufacturer, has just made a tour of Irish truck wash systems and really enjoyed his visit. Russ said "Ireland is a really nice place to visit and I think our truck washes will do really well here" Russ added "The vehicle shapes and  road conditions make washing trucks a lot simpler than North America. Our wash systems are very different to the european systems on the Irish market today". Europes first Whiting Systems truck wash will be installed into Ireland in  October 2014!




 ICA A big hit!


17th April 2014

We are recently back from the ICA in Chicago, where myself (Leighton) and a few other clients from Ireland spent time at the show. With so many products to see, it was great to view the very latest product innovations that are happening around the world. We hope to be introducing many of these innovations soon to Ireland so keep an eye out. In particular we saw themed car washes (washes that look like a jungle) and great gadgets like lights on vac nozzles! Also the new Fastrak touchless wash was on display, as well as a massive Hanna conveyor with washing, drying and a polishing station!



Flights booked for the ICA in Chicago!

2nd march 2014

we have just booked flights and tickets for a visit to the International Car wash Asscosciation show in Chicago for March 31st till April 2nd. The tour will include a trip to the show as well as a car wash tour around the Chicago area. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome. Just call Leighton on 0876649669 for details!

The International car Wash assosciation announce a European show!

7th February 2014

International Carwash Association (ICA), the world's leading organization for car wash professionals, today announced the launch of the Car Wash Show Europe. The inaugural trade fair and convention will take place 5 to 7 October 2015 at the RAI exhibition center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mirroring the highly successful Car Wash Show in North America, Car Wash Show Europe creates a new and important biennial event for the professional car wash industry.For more information see

Winner of our car wash sales competition announced!


2nd February 2014                                                                      

Washwell would like to announce that the winner of our car wash retail sales competition was John Barrett from the Souhlink Service Station in Cork. John wins a €100 Argos voucher for his fantastic effort. We would like to thank all of the staff that took part.

Coleman Hanna introduce

NEW Water Wizard Fastrak

26th January 2014

Following on from the extremely successful Water Wizard touchless car wash, Coleman Hanna have released the Water Wizard Fastrak touch free automatic. The machine is a inverted "L" machine with two washing arms for fast and thourough cleaning. It can wash up to 20 cars per hour, doesn't require an equipment room and is already performing really well in North America. We are really excited about this unit which we can see dominating the Irish market within a couple of years! Check out our youtube video on the videos and brochures section of this site!


Washwell Car Washes Showing There Reliability

8th January 2014

Despite our average car wash age of 7 years old. Our customers have once again seen 99.9% uptime on there car washes throughout 2013.  This means that the car wash is only out of action as a result of the actual car wash breaking down 0.1% of the time. This includes our Water Wizard touchless car wash, our Hanna conveyor washes and our self service jet washes. Let's hope this continues in 2014 and beyond.



Car washes are finally getting busier!


December 30th, 2013

After seeing wash counts drop by up to 80% in 2009 from 2008 figures, car washes have for the second successive year seen a general rise of 20% in Ireland against the previous years figures. Although this is still way below the average figures of pre-recession Ireland, it is great to see this upward trend. This is despite extremely wet weatherduring the last quarter of 2013 which has seen prolonged periods of rain over most of the country. Lets hope this continues into 2014 and beyond!



Washworld Adds Distributor for Ireland

May 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM

leightonricketts.jpgDEPERE, WI - Wash world, Inc. continues to expand its international distributor network with the recent addition of Wash well Forecourt Services, based in Cork, Ireland. Owners Leighton Ricketts and Sandra Ricketts pioneered the use of touch free car washing in Ireland and have been selling car wash equipment since 2001. In addition to distributing Wash world systems, Wash well Forecourt Services owns and operates several of its own car wash sites. Wash world, Inc. manufactures the Razor®, Razor Revv™, and High Velocity® touch-free wash systems, and Radiantz® soft cloth wash system. Systems' features include Wash world's Wash view® which allows the operator to access and control the wash from anywhere in the world using a laptop or PC; VS2® Vehicle Sizing System, Wash world's safe, simple and reliable positioning system; and Virtual Attendant-your on-site attendant, 24/7. For more information visit Wash world's website at