AUTEC was founded by Tom Hobby on August 1, 1981 when driveway washing was commonplace. So starting a business that was counting on changing a public mindset was risky. Many businesses today exist and thrive because of one man's vision. AUTEC is certainly one. Back then, the average car owner spent several hours each week with bucket, soap, water, old towels and elbow grease cleaning his car. Over the years, car owners began looking for a fast, convenient, environmentally-friendly alternative to driveway washing.
Since its inception, AUTEC has earned a reputation of providing customers with unprecedented wash quality, durable equipment, eco-friendly options, and trouble-free operation - all culminating in an exceptional return on investment because consumers love it!
AUTEC manufactures three primary car wash systems: soft touch, touch free, and a combination system that provides both. AUTEC also manufactures a soft touch polisher.
Success for our customers is our number one priority which is why we guide them through the buying process by providing help with demographic studies, site selection, and equipment and options selections. We ensure them of consistent cleaning performance and best-in-industry throughput. Oh! And did we mention lowest operating cost?
From a fledgling company started in the founder's basement, to a multi-million dollar corporation, AUTEC's Statesville, North Carolina headquarters encompasses marketing, research & development, engineering & drafting, welding & metal fabrication, paint & surface preparation, electrical, assembly, technical service, and a complete chemical blending, formulating and packaging operation.