Transchem Group Acquired by OPW VWS

The Canadian company employs about 80 people and is in its fifth decade.

January 22, 2024

Dover announced that it has acquired Transchem Group, one of the largest suppliers of cleaning, water, and site management solutions for the car wash industry. Transchem will now become part of OPW’s Vehicle Wash Solutions (OPW VWS) platform, which also includes brands like PDQ, Belanger, and Innovative Control Systems (ICS).

Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, and employing approximately 80 people, Transchem has served the car wash industry for over 45 years. It offers a variety of chemical and cleaning products, including premium brands such as Turtle Wax Pro and Autolux chemistry, True Vue 2 chemical management, ClearWash water reclaim systems, and Soax pressure washers. Transchem also offers private label and custom chemical blending solutions, as well as Digital Mosaic, a technology platform that helps car wash operators manage their subscriptions and loyalty programs.

“We are excited to have Transchem join the OPW team, expanding OPW VWS’ portfolio of world-class solutions that helps our customers’ car washes perform better, safer, and more sustainably,” said Keith Moye, vice president and general manager of OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions. “With Transchem, OPW VWS will now offer a variety of chemistry solutions to help drive success for car wash operators around the world. And like OPW VWS, Transchem has been serving the vehicle wash industry for decades, with an intense focus on crafting products that help keep people and the environment safe.”

"At Transchem, we pride ourselves on building true long-term partnerships with our customers, and we are excited to join a company that shares the same values,” said Nathan Ewing, president of Transchem.

In 2022, NACS published a white paper on adding car wash services.