We are passionate about innovation

Otto Christ AG has been one of the leading manufacturers of vehicle washing machines in Europe since 1963.

The Christ vehicle wash 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 vehicle washing. This results in an aspiration for maximum quality, tailored technical solutions, customer-friendly usability, sustainability and low energy consumption.

Thanks to the comprehensive and modern portfolio of washing technology, 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 for you and turn washing into a great experience.


A brief summary of the company's history
  • 1879


    In 1879 Anton Christ founded a handicraft business in Memmingen. Christ initially produced grain sieves, wire mesh and church grids.

  • 1963

    The first wash system

    Franz Christ builds the first car wash next to his parents' business in Dickenreiserweg. This was followed by an one-off production which formed the basis of the current production. The first wash tunnel is produced in 1968. The increase in motorization means that demand is increasing more and more.

  • 1996

    Restructuring to Otto Christ AG and founding of Christ Electronic Systems

    Restructuring to Otto Christ AG and founding of the subsidiary Christ Electronic Systems GmbH. Together they combine over 125 years of tradition in mechanical engineering and electronics with the dynamics of an innovative company.

  • 1997

    Founding of Christ Packing Systems

    Founding of the subsidiary Christ Packing Systems GmbH & Co. KG by taking over the company Pietruska (manufacturer of primary, secondary and special packaging systems) in Memmingen, which has existed since 1950.

  • 2000

    Acquisition of SVG Superwash

    Acquisition of shares of SVG Superwash Waschanlagen GmbH. The company specialises in the realisation of commercial vehicle, train and special wash units in Germany.

  • 2001

    Relocation of Christ Electronic Systems

    The subsidiary Christ Electronic Systems moves into the new company building at Alpenstraße 34 in Memmingen.

  • 2007

    Expansion of Christ Packing Systems

    Takeover of the end-packaging specialist Skinetta Pac-Systems and relocation of the Christ Packing Systems company headquarters to Ottobeuren, Germany.

  • 2013

    Otto Christ AG office expansion

    After a construction period of about one year, the existing office building was extended by an office space of 1,850 m². There are also 25 parking spaces in the underground car park. 

  • 2015

    Founding of the Christ Akademie and expansion of Christ Chemie

    Foundation of the subsidiary Christ Akademie Aus- und Weiterbildungs-GmbH and the expansion of Christ CAR CARE. The storage area at the Christ CAR CARE plant will be more than doubled to meet the increased requirements of the future.

  • 2017

    Expansion of production areas

    Expansion of the production areas for Christ Packing Systems was necessary. The original production and assembly area was no longer sufficient for the pending and future projects. As a result, it was decided to relocate production to a new hall and to expand installation with the original production area.

  • 2023

    Logistics centre

    Scheduled relocation of the Otto Christ AG main warehouse as well as the commissioning of the new logistics centre with covered loading zone. 


about Christ Wash Systems

140 years

of family tradition

116,633 m2

production space


active wash systems


export share


sales partners






Otto Christ AG board of directors

Otto Christ


Area of responsibility:

  • Wash park system management
  • Financial management
  • Roll over wash unit management
  • International sales
  • Controlling
  • Marketing

Alexander Christ


Area of responsibility:

  • Internal service department
  • Personnel department
  • Construction department
  • IT system administration
  • Commercial vehicle wash system management

Markus Christ


Area of responsibility:

  • Electronics development
  • Testing
  • Validation/Technical documentation
  • Mechanicals development
  • Wash tunnel management

Engelbert Haggenmüller


Area of responsibility:

  • Process planning
  • Industrial engineering
  • Purchasing
  • Quality management
  • Work safety


Medial, verbal and non-verbal

Family | Innovation | Passion

The values of "family, passion and innovation" are the driving force behind our success, and we want our customers and business partners to feel them. All DNA core values are already anchored by the founders and are all directly related.

In a strong family and community, we encourage each other with the aim of having a respectful interaction and understanding for the other. This requires a change of perspective.

We are passionate about innovation. The needs of our customers are our inspiration for innovation.


Even the founders have repeatedly reinvented themselves. In a family-run business, this can be achieved through short decision-making processes.


The Christ vehicle wash is a washing experience developed by people, for people. With high-end washing technology, Christ wants to make the washing business simple and profitable and make vehicle washing an experience.


The result is a demand for maximum quality, tailored technical solutions, customer-friendly usability and low energy consumption.


Guidelines of the Christ Group

Since 1963, Otto Christ AG has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of car washes in Europe. To support continuous growth, clear guidelines on our business practices and our ethical conduct must be drawn up.

Together in one direction

With this compliance handbook, Otto Christ AG commits itself to a binding set of rules intended to help us behave in accordance with applicable laws and generally accepted ethical standards. The aim is to prevent situations that call the integrity of our employees' behaviour into question.

In this context, the compliance handbook provides guidance and encourages every single employee to take responsibility for their own actions.

This compliance handbook, supplemented by specific legal provisions, regulations and internal instructions, applies uniformly to all business units and employees of the Christ Group.


Our corporate policy on health, safety, quality, environmental protection and energy management. Everyone who works for us is responsible for a successful implementation of the company policy. Good performance in these areas is a crucial prerequisite for the success of our company. 


Our goals can be formulated clearly and simply. No accidents, no damage to people and property, highest quality awareness, no impact on the environment and the continuous reduction of energy consumption and the associated CO2 emissions.


With this self-commitment, we commit ourselves to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate.

  • To create safe and healthy working conditions.
  • To eliminate accidents and environmental incidents.
  • To reduce waste, sewage and emissions from our plants.
  • To continuously measure and monitor the energy consumption, energy use and energy efficiency of our processes and activities in order to plan and implement energy-saving measures.
  • To produce quality products that can be used by our customers without risk.
  • To regularly assess the security risks we face and ensure that they are professionally managed.
  • To consult with our customers, neighbours and public interest groups, to listen to them and respond openly to their concerns.
  • To set goals and to provide detailed information on our performance.
  • To provide the necessary resources and information to achieve our operational and strategic goals.
  • To work together with our employees, partners, suppliers, competitors and legislative authorities to improve our goals.
  • To honour those who help us to improve our corporate goals.


Authorised dealers

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Canary Islands
  • Kazakhstan
  • Colombia
  • Korea
  • Croatia
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Africa
  • Norway
  • Austria
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates


  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Hungary
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • France


The 3 pillars of sustainability

Environmental sustainability

New generation of machines

Optimised machine technology, which shows increased efficiency in terms of water and energy, optimised wash programmes.

ECO Line chemistry

Demand for biological/degradable chemicals is increasing worldwide.

Water recycling system

Climate change and a lack of resources, especially water scarcity, will be an emerging issue over the next few years. The water crisis will be the world's greatest threat.

Service efficiency

Route management system - environmentally friendly management of fleets and routes.

Overhauled wash systems

Promotion of active circular economy worldwide

Economic sustainability


Part of the company's philosophy is to achieve healthy and sustainable growth with innovations in all areas of the company.

Vertical range of manufacture

Direct subsidiaries and affiliates in Germany and the Czech Republic.

European suppliers

Suppliers predominantly in Germany, with a focus on a sustainable supply chain.

Expansion worldwide

Expansion into all parts of the world with the help of new business partners.

Social sustainability

Green Office

  • PV systems
  • Thermostats to control the temperature
  • Ergonomic office equipment

Feedback culture

  • Continuous improvement process
  • Structured feedback and interview system
  • Health reports and surveys

Social activities

  • Recreational activities
  • Community events
  • Christmas party, summer party, Oktoberfest

Inclusion and partnerships

  • Equality and inclusion standards
  • Further education opportunities
  • Collaboration with organisations


  • Donations for local agencies and associations


Environmental Certificate 2022

Duales System Deutschland GmbH

By participating in the dual system for the recycling of sales packaging, we contributed to the following savings in 2022:

CO2 equivalents: 2,250 kg

Phosphate equivalents: 5 kg

Primary energy: 80 GJ

Sulphur dioxide equivalents: 6 kg

The amount of CO2 avoided by the contribution corresponds to the amount that 2,250 m2 forest filters out of the air in a year.

Calculation basis: The Green Dot's environmental performance balance, scientifically verified by IFEU Heidelberg (Institute for Energy and Environmental Research)


Annual turnovers
Year Turnover
2010 €115m
2011 €119m
2012 €124m
2013 €126m
2014 €145m
2015 €153m
2016 €155m
2017 €160m
2018 €174m
2019 €169m
2020 €170m
2021 €183m
2022 €210m


Distribution & Sales
Your contacts for national & international wash systems sales.

+49 (0)8331 / 857 100

Customer service
Do you need spare parts for your wash system or urgent help with your product? Call our technical support directly.

+49 (0)8331 / 857 111

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other sales areas

Christ Electronic Systems

Christ Electronic Systems GmbH is a leading manufacturer of panel PCs, touch panels and measuring instruments.

As a subsidiary of Otto Christ AG, we originally started out producing special electronics for car washes. We now sell our products across a wide range of sectors, including industry, such as mechanical and plant engineering, medical technology, the pharmaceutical and food industry, vehicle construction and the panels used in agricultural machinery.

Our mission is to build reliable, durable and robust devices that perform well in harsh surroundings with high temperature differences or vibration.

The development department plays a very important role in our company. Alongside production, it is the heart of our business. This is where we develop innovative new products or design individual equipment in conjunction with our customers to meet their specific requirements. We employ development engineers for hardware and software, as well as for mechanical development. This enables us to guarantee a comprehensive service for our customers.


Christ Packing Systems

Christ Packing Systems is your specialist for intelligent end-of-line packaging solutions for pharmaceutical and medical technology products. We offer individual and innovative packaging machines that are perfectly adapted to your needs.

We have more than 72 years of experience in the manufacture of packaging machines and complete packaging lines. On a production area of 12,500 m² (equivalent to a size of over 47 tennis courts), our highly qualified and experienced team ensures that your individual, tailor-made packaging requirements in the field of Pharma & Medical Devices are met reliably and precisely.

Maximum flexibility, superior quality, excellent service and personal all-round support — this is what Christ Packing Systems stands for.

It is your success that we have in mind and that motivates us to seek solutions that do not necessarily reflect conventional standards.

Our portfolio includes cartoners, film machines, carton packers and palletisers.


Christ Service

On behalf of Otto Christ AG, Christ Service GmbH installs vehicle wash systems of all types.

The installations are carried out nationwide in Germany and Austria by around 42 in-house installation technicians. In addition to the national task, the company also takes on assignments abroad. The tasks of Christ Service GmbH also include training and instruction of customers into the washing technology supplied by Otto Christ AG.

Five in-house project managers ensure that optimum satisfaction is guaranteed for the customer.


Christ Akademie

Start a promising career with us with a wide variety of development perspectives and create your bright future with us.

Across the entire Christ Group, Christ Akademie Aus- und Weiterbildungs-GmbH is responsible for training. This enables trainees to get to know as many departments and areas of the company as possible and makes them highly versatile, even after their apprenticeship.

Training at Christ means a diverse and interesting apprenticeship.

In addition to a challenging and versatile apprenticeship in a highly innovative environment, Christ offers excellent opportunities for development and employment in a forward-looking and dynamic company. Find out more and apply now to start your training.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!


SVG Superwash

SVG Superwash specialises in commercial vehicle, tram and train wash systems and is one of the market leaders in the industry with over 1200 projects implemented. Even the implementation of special washing units is no problem for SVG Superwash. In addition, you benefit from SVG Superwash's decades of experience in the commercial vehicle washing sector in conjunction with the background of Otto Christ AG.


Auto-Jet operates wash tunnels, roll over wash units and self-service wash systems throughout Germany, using the well-known wash systems from Christ Wash Systems. Auto-Jet subsidiaries are located in Belgium under the name of Tornado S.A. (based in Brussels). Sister companies exist in Austria (Salzburg) and the Netherlands (Tilburg).

We attach great importance to a perfect wash result. It is not for nothing that our top programme is called Premium Wash. We regularly invest in the latest Christ washing technology, in environmentally friendly detergents and in gentle and paint-friendly wash materials. We are also one of the leading wash tunnel operators when it comes to water recycling.

In addition to many private customers, numerous commercial customers are impressed by our quality. We wash vehicles for car dealerships, company fleets and car rental companies. With our cleanliness guarantee, we underline our high standards for the best results.

Short waiting times, friendly and highly motivated service teams and mat scrubbers are standard for wash tunnels.



Our washing chemicals are developed and produced at our own washing chemicals factory in Memmingen in the beautiful Allgäu. Our chemicals are optimally adapted for use in all wash systems, no matter which make. Christ Wash Systems relies on high-quality raw materials that are easily biodegradable. A shiny wash result and good drying are significantly influenced by the washing chemicals used.

All products of Christ Chemicals are constantly updated and developed. These advances in development have a positive effect on system operators, car dealerships and wash customers, as they speed up the washing process and reduce consumption.

Short waiting times, friendly and highly motivated service teams and mat scrubbers are standard for wash tunnels.