Otto Christ AG (Christ Wash Systems) has been one of the leading manufacturers of vehicle-washing systems in Europe since 1963.
The Christ vehicle washer is a washing experience developed by people for people. We are inspired by the needs of our customers and end users. Every day, we ask ourselves how we can perfect the vehicle washer. The result is a demand for maximum quality, tailored technical solutions, customer-friendly usability, sustainability and low energy consumption.
Thanks to the comprehensive and modern portfolio of roll over wash units, wash tunnels, self-service wash and vacuum systems, accessories and vehicle-washing chemicals, as well as truck/bus wash systems and special systems for rail technology (tram and train wash systems), customers worldwide benefit from obtaining suitable solutions from a single source. With high-end washing technology, Christ wants to make the washing business simple and profitable and turn vehicle washing into an experience.
Anton Christ established a craft business in Memmingen. CHRIST originally produced grain sieves, wire mesh and trelliswork.
For the first time in 1924, automatic machinery was used for the production of wire netting. (Otto Christ).
Nailing machines and Wire mattresses.
Steel band production Wire drawing for Further industrial processing.
Franz Christ built his first car wash unit next to his parents business. Single unit production followed, which laid the foundation for production during that time.
The first wash tunnel was built. Advancements in motorization led to a constant increase in demand.
This branch of business soon acquired decisive importance for the company’s future. For this reason, the company stopped steel band production in 1980 and focused their future attention on producing car wash units and wash tunnels.
Company restructuring to Otto Christ AG.
Acquisition of SVG Superwash Waschanlagen GmbH
Acquisition of Skinetta Pac Systems
A wide-range of products:
Roll-over car wash units
Self-service wash bays
Truck and bus wash units
Tram wash units
Train wash units
Water recycling systems
Under-chassis washers, vacuum cleaners
Value and program cards, shunting platforms etc.
Car Care (Car wash and care products)
Accessories for DIY Wash Parks, advertising material
|Type of Company||Corporation since September 1996|
|Supervisory Board||Christiane Christ Senior (Chairman), Franz Christ, Rafael Christ|
|Board of Directors||Otto Christ, Alexander Christ, Markus Christ, Engelbert Haggenmüller|
|Personnel||1400 throughout Europe Incl. 26 commercial apprentices and 44 industrial apprentices and 25 dual students Commercial|
|Commercial Apprenticeships||Industry merchant, computer science merchant, Design draftsman, Specialist for warehouse logistics|
|Industrial Apprenticeships||Mechatronician, Cutting machine operator, Industrial electrician, Machine and plant operator|
|Dual courses||Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer Science|
|2010||115 Mill. €|
|2011||119 Mill. €|
|2012||124 Mill. €|
|2013||126 Mill. €|
|2014||145 Mill. €|
|2015||153 Mill. €|
|2016||155 Mill. €|
|2017||160 Mill. €|
|2018||174 Mill. €|
|2019||169 Mill. €|
|2020||170 Mill. €|
|2021||183 Mill. €|
|2022||200 Mill. €|
|Export share||ca. 60 %|
Covered production floor space: 116.633 m² including the new logistic center, factory 2, factory 3, Christ Chemical, Christ Elektronik, Christ Packing und Christ Tschechien.
National Sales & Service structure:
• Direct sales
• Regional sales representatives 15 (Germany)
• Car Care sales representatives 13
• Customer service technical support 89 (Germany)
International Sales & Service structure:
• Czech Republic
• Slovakian Republic
- Canary Islands
- Korea, Republic of
- New Caledonian
- New Zealand
- North Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Subsidiaries for different products:
• SVG Super Wash Waschanlagen GmbH
• Auto-Jet Waschstraßen Betriebs GmbH
• Christ Service GmbH
• Christ Engineering GmbH
• Christ Packing Systems GmbH & Co. KG
• Christ Electronic Systems GmbH