About IMO

IMO Europe and IMO Australia are wholly owned subsidiaries of ICWG (International Car Wash Group). IMO operates through a Network of 750 sites across 12 European countries and Australia, washing over 30M cars every year.

Founded in Germany in 1965 the IMO brand has expanded to include over 300 sites in Germany, 245 in the UK and over 175 sites throughout the rest of Europe with strong opportunities for future growth both within existing and as yet to be developed countries. Since IMO began we have washed over 900M cars, enough to stretch to the moon and back 5 times. The wash system has been continually developed to maximise the wash quality and speed and to ensure that we deliver consistent results on every car.

We offer a variety of programmes to suit all cars and budgets. Using our state of the art conveyor washes we can wash a car in under 2 minutes and wash up to 4 cars at a time. Our machines are all manufactured in Germany with brushes carefully sculpted and angled to clean every part of the vehicle. Our local friendly operators are always on hand to ensure that your car is thoroughly pre- washed and your wheels are cleaned


All our sites are operated by a trained, insured operator who is there to ensure you are looked after and your vehicle is cleaned properly. You stay in the car and relax whilst your car is prewashed by the operator, they understand how important your car is to you and they do everything they can to ensure complete satisfaction.


The operator pre-washes the surface dirt off the vehicle and allows our soft clean brush technology to quietly and effectively work on the car without damaging the paintwork. In independent tests by the International Paint Research Association, IMO brush technology was proven to be the safest way to clean your car. We recycle up to 80% of the water we use and only ever use Bio-degradeable chemicals from Kaynor part of the Autoglym group.


The IMO wash is a combination of manual high pressure pre wash on the bodywork and wheels and a series of foamsoft brushes designed to fit every angle of the car. The combination of manual and automated processes ensure that we can deliver exceptional results consistently and quickly without compromising on quality

We were the first to introduce Triple coloured foam and Polymer sealant into our programmes to ensure that the wash you get exceeds your expectations. Our scented waxes and sealants continue working on the paintwork long after you’ve left the site, dispelling road dirt and water from the bodywork.

The Environment

Caring for the environment is high on our agenda and we meet all local and International standards in the areas where we operate. We have adhere to all Dekra standards in Germany.

Our washes are designed to use a maximum of 100 ltrs of fresh water per car, each time we recycle up to 80% of the fresh water we use to minimize our impact on the environment. We then take all the waste water and filter out any impurities which are then all disposed of carefully through environmentally approved contractors.


IMO wash prices are typically the lowest in the areas we operate. We offer value for money across our full programme range with prices typically starting at £2 for a basic wash, manual wheel clean and dry. You can be sure that with IMO our car washes don’t cost the earth, whether it’s the price or the environmental impact.

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