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Part 19 - Washtec: The humble car wash

The automatic carwash is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Not many people know that it is a German invention - even though on average, German motorists take their cars to the carwash eight times a year.

In 1962, two men from Augsburg received a patent for the world’s first automated car-washing mechanism. Today, German company Washtec is the world market leader in car-washing technology. A report by Hagen Tober.

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