ISTOBAL achieves effective and safer disinfection of the interior of trucks compared to manual wash and reduces average cleaning time by 60%


The Spanish group successfully implements its patented HW'INTRAWASH worldwide, the first automated internal, standardised equipment in Europe for the professional washing and disinfection of trucks and shipping containers.

ISTOBAL has successfully implemented its international patent HW'INTRAWASH worldwide, the first automated, standardised equipment in Europe for professional washing and disinfection of truck and shipping container interiors. With ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH, the company achieves effective and safer disinfection in the interior washing of trucks compared to manual washing and also reduces the average cleaning time by 60%, among other advantages.

Among the various success stories when it comes to the implementation of this technology in the transport and logistics sector, the company Grupo Mazo stands out. It is a leading refrigerated transport company in Spain with its own fleet of more than 1,000 trucks, as well as Charger Logistics, a transport company with a solid reputation in North America.

Grupo Mazo considers compliance by the ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH with the IFS (International Featured Standard) certification that applies to the food supply chain to be a plus. The pioneering equipment developed by ISTOBAL meets the concentration, quantity and chemical reaction time requirements necessary for each transport fleet therefore achieving effective, controlled and safer disinfection than manual washing. It should be noted that, with manual washing, the disinfection of the vehicle depends on the thoroughness with which the disinfecting chemical is applied by the operator.

In addition, with ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH, Grupo Mazo has tripled the internal washing of its fleet and is now able to provide a professional wash and disinfection service for its trucks on a daily basis, when previously the manual process took all day and prevented it from performing this task as often as desired.  It has also achieved greater control and savings in chemical consumption as ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH distributes the exact chemical dosage for each truck and has enabled the transport company to improve chemical replenishment and order planning to avoid material stock.

The company specialised in national and international refrigerated transport has increased productivity in the washing of its fleet thanks to the fact that washing of truck interiors with ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH is done automatically, reducing significantly operator hours, and eliminating overtime for this service.  With the use of this pioneering automatic equipment, Grupo Mazo provides a value-added service to its customers and at the same time takes care of the occupational health of its workers since they do not have to perform this task manually.

Charger Logistics has become one of the first U.S. companies to install ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH with which it controls and ensures the safe movement of goods in the current context, in which washing and disinfection are paramount.

The company, which has this equipment at its facilities in Laredo (Texas) and will soon install another unit in Brampton (Canada), has managed to reduce the time it took to wash the trailers, while it managed to sanitise them more consistently. With a fleet of more than 800 trucks and 2,000 trailers, Charger Logistics can wash up to 300 trailers per week with ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH.

A safer and more efficient industrial alternative to manual washing

Launched a year ago, ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH has established itself as an industrial alternative to the manual washing of refrigerated trailers, shipping containers, truck bodies and trailers.

While the average time to manually wash a trailer is 15 to 20 minutes and the disinfection of the trailer depends on the thoroughness with which the disinfectant chemical is applied by the operator, with ISTOBAL HW'INTRAWASH, effective cleaning and disinfection is carried out with a standard programme of 5 minutes and greater control is achieved in the consumption of chemicals and water.

 Easy to use and install, this innovative equipment applies disinfectant chemicals and performs high-pressure washing by dragging the dirt out, which is collected by a hopper.

It consists of energy supply guides on a platform base in the vehicle, moving through the interior to undertake the high-pressure washing process using high-impact nozzles. Controlled by a geared motor with frequency converter, ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH washes even the furthest corners of vehicles that are up to 16 metres long.  This pioneering equipment consists of a fixed base, with the option of a raised platform or with lateral movement, so that it can be installed outdoors or on a wash bay.

ISTOBAL has put into service flexible leasing formulas for the transport and logistics sector to facilitate the interior washing and disinfection of their vehicle fleets and to enable a controlled cost of the interior wash process. The formulas can include a fee per wash or a fixed monthly fee and include other services such as technical assistance, maintenance and chemicals. Among its wide range of solutions for the washing and care of industrial vehicles, the Spanish group also has a complete line of professional disinfection products, both for the interior and exterior of vehicles.


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