Zep Vehicle Care Utilizes Hydra-Flex Technology to Introduce the Assure Precision Dispensing System
(Atlanta, GA and Eagan, MN – March 28, 2014) – Zep Vehicle Care, a division of Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), and the largest provider of carwash products and chemistry to the professional carwash industry, today announced the release of the Assure™ Precision Dispensing System (PDS), a compact and easy-to-install chemical dispensing solution for conveyor car wash sites.
The innovative and ultra-compact Assure PDS is designed to accurately and consistently dispense up to 12 of Zep Vehicle Care’s highly concentrated chemistries, utilizing Hydra-Flex’s patented Aqua-Lab™ technology. The direct-inject system uses boosted pressure to optimize chemical performance and provide improved vehicle coverage, yet takes up less space and requires less maintenance than traditional mixing, dosing, and pumping equipment. The Assure PDS system includes air-actuated stainless steel valve panels, a primary and back-up pump, and motor controls – all mounted on a Line-X protective coated rack and delivered pre-wired and pre-plumbed for fast and easy installation.
“We are happy to be working with Hydra-Flex, who is a known leader in dispensing systems for our industry.” said Darrin Baum, Vice President & General Manager of Zep Vehicle Care. “We are excited to be able to offer this advanced dispensing system as part of our new Assure Platform. Together with our advanced super hyper chemistry, new “cubitainer” packaging and reservoir system, the Assure Car Care System makes managing operations easier, safer and better for our customers.”
The new Assure Platform will be on display at the International Carwash Association (ICA) Car Wash Show, March 31–April 2 in Chicago, IL at Zep Vehicle Care booth #422.
About Zep Vehicle Care
Zep Vehicle Care is the largest provider of carwash products and chemistry to the professional carwash industry, representing and marketing the most recognized and trusted consumer brands, including Armor All Professional™, Blue Coral®, Rain-X® and Black Magic®. With the largest network of service providers, unparalleled marketing and revenue generation programs, and the largest Research & Development team in the industry, we bring THE MOST to your carwash business.
About Hydra-Flex, Inc.
Hydra-Flex, Inc. was founded in 2002 with a principle focus on "finding a better way" to manufacture products for the vehicle wash industry, including Chem-Flex™ Injectors, Aqua-Lab™ chemical dispensing systems, and Blast-Tec Pro™ Rotating Nozzles. An innovative engineering and manufacturing company specializing in fluid handling equipment, our mission is to develop innovative products that solve problems, save precious resources, reduce operating costs, and provide exceptional results for our customers. Hydra-Flex, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Burnsville, MN.
About Zep Inc.
Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2013 net sales of approximately $690 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. We are focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation ("MRO") market, which together now comprise approximately 60% of our revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. We market these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Enforcer®, National Chemical™, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, MicrobeMax®, Country Vet®, Konk®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Founded in 1937, some of Zep Inc.'s brands have been in existence since 1896. Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit our website at www.zepinc.com.
Don De Laria
VP, Investor Relations & Communications