MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.82
Gate-type Car Wash Machine
This machine is Japan’s first gate-type car wash featuring moving brushes and was developed by Takeuchi Iron Works Co., Ltd. (currently Takeuchi Techno Co., Ltd.) in 1962. It served as the basis for automatic car wash machines currently disseminated throughout the world. Car washing is possible in one round-trip operation with the car stopped, the required footprint only is only a space of 1.5 cars, and the required time is three minutes.
The machine shown here is the first mass-production machine manufactured in 1963 and the cumulative number of units of the Series sold to date is 120,000 for domestic and foreign markets.
Off exhibition (in principle)
Takeuchi Techno Co., Ltd. * Off exhibition in principle; see URL below for details.
- 2 Kiba-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 455-0021
- Same as above