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About Transchem Group

Driven by Passion, Guided by Innovation, Delivering Excellence

For over 45 years, Transchem Group brings expertise, passion, and integrity to the scalable solutions to the car wash industry. Whether you’re a small operation, or operating expansively around the globe, we get to know you and your business so we can help you achieve your goals.

Not only do we craft elite chemical and cleaning products, but we do so with the environment in mind. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our products and packaging, while providing exceptional performance.
Vision

We strive to grow the Transchem market-share by increasing the success of car wash chemical distributors and operators.

Mission

Transchem Group will continue to build on our legacy of innovation by providing industry-leading car wash products, services and tools to our partners through knowledgeable, human-centric service, based on mutual success.

Our Values

We are a family-owned business that is proud to build upon a culture that prioritizes long-term partnerships over short-term profit. We believe that the success of our business depends on a relentless pursuit of caring for our employees, our partners and our customers through our words and our actions.
INNOVATION /

We will continue to develop new and effective products, build on our past accomplishments and strive for greatness.

COLLABORATION /

We care deeply about our partners. Everything we do is centered around their success. We aim to provide our partners with the tools they need to grow their business.

ACCOUNTABILITY /

We are devoted to serving our partners and colleagues by being dependable, timely, actionable, communicative and always follow through on a task.

ENVIRONMENT /

Leadership in environmental conservation and stewardship is fundamental to our ongoing success. We endeavor to innovate products that respect our physical environment and adhere to the highest standards in our industry.

EMPOWERMENT /

Our people are the backbone of our company. We strive to support, respect and develop our employees’ diverse talents, needs and personalities so they can reach their full potential.

10 THINGS OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE

It’s a lot more than powerful chemistry and robust equipment at Transchem Group. We’re different from the competition, and have become leaders in the car wash industry. We believe that the factors that make us unique also empower our valued customers to achieve their goals.
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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED

Three generations, family owned and privately held: we are personally committed and invested in our customers’ unique success, and our relationships with our customers is of paramount importance. See the difference family makes.

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45 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

With 45 years of success behind us, we’ve been through the car wash, so to speak. Our industry expertise helps guide our customers’ success, as we address challenges and offer solutions that work for every unique situation. And 45 years is only the beginning – we invite our customers to journey with us for many, many more years to come! Let’s grow together.

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Innovation

We are constantly trying to improve and discover better ways to solve our customers’ challenges. From our busy chemical R&D department, to our talented software designers at Mosaic and our clever equipment engineers working on new water reclaim technology, plus the many other creative innovators across our brands and products, we know that innovation begets progress for us and our valued customers.

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CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY

Whether through our testing of every batch of chemistry, maintaining a stocked warehouse, circumnavigating supply chain surprises, or keeping strong relationships with our customers, we pride ourselves on delivering consistency and reliability through all our solutions.

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CONCENTRATED & HYPER-CONCENTRATED SOLUTIONS

We make car wash chemistry go further with concentrated and hyper-concentrated formulations that don’t include unnecessary water. This has a multitude of benefits for our customers and the environment alike: more powerful chemistry with lower dilution rates, smaller containers, less packaging, and essentially a smaller carbon footprint.

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Marketing Support

Grow your brand with our marketing solutions and team. We offer multiple ways to help your business thrive, even if you aren’t a marketing guru. Our Turtle Wax® Pro brand offers many signage and promotional solutions to boost your business. Plus, better reach your customers through Mosaic, our innovative software solution that offers the next generation in loyalty programs and customer interaction.

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Brand Recognition

We manufacture the best-known brand in the business: Turtle Wax® Pro. Car wash customers already love and trust the Turtle Wax® brand around the globe for their innovation and excellence in car care for over 75 years. Harness that brand power at your business, plus offer the cleanest, driest and shiniest cars with its premium chemical formulations.

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SERVICE FOCUSED SUPPLIER

Many car wash suppliers have changed how they do business, making their customers feel like they are on an assembly line of a one-fits-all solution. At Transchem Group, we offer a suite of solutions that can be tailored to each customer’s unique needs. We make sure we are available to help and support our customers in their success, as we know strong relationships remain integral to strong businesses.

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

At Transchem Group, we are invested in protecting our planet, and are constantly innovating greener solutions that will reduce the industry’s environmental impact. Some of our solutions include smaller, hyper-concentrated products reducing the carbon footprint of packaging and shipping. Plus, we never use harmful phosphates, ABF or HF in any of our formulations. Finally, as a longstanding leader in the industry and environmental care, we’ve helped establish EcoLogo parameters for car washes in Canada.

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Transchem Group offers training services to its customers and their staff to help them sell, install, and use our full range of products and services. We have a state-of-art R&D and Training Facility, and also offer every customer free access to TWP Learn, the online Turtle Wax® Pro Learning Center. Whether you’re a novice to the industry or have decades of experience under your belt, we want to support our customers’ continual growth and success in the car wash business!

A THIRD-GENERATION FAMILY-OWNED-AND-OPERATED COMPANY

The Ewings have been synonymous with the car wash industry for decades. Their ‘family business’ ethos brings a personal, human touch to every aspect of the business, which is in stark contrast to many of our larger competitors.

Murray Ewing
CEO
Nathan Ewing
President
Tim Ewing
Executive Vice-President
Mack Ewing
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Eric Brooks
National Service Director
Gerald Patt
VP of Sales and Marketing
Grady Taylor
Director of Sales Canada
Verne Pharoah
Director of Operations, Equipment and Service

Our facilities

120
,000
sq.ft
of Chemical Manufacturing
72
,000
sq.ft
of Warehousing
20
,000
sq.ft
of Equipment Manufacturing

Our History

At Transchem, we know car wash. How can we help your business shine? Transchem Group is a leader in providing car wash solutions. Specializing in chemical development, powerful equipment, innovative technology, and effective customer support options, we help our valued customers run successful car washing businesses around the globe.

1974

Transchem is formed and founded by Murray Ewing, who developed products to use in his mobile truck washing business. Over time, other trucking companies and industrial cleaning companies begin inquiring and purchasing these products which starts the commercial sale of Transchem products.

1982

Murray sells his mobile truck washing business to focus on Transchem. Murray’s oldest son, Nathan, joins the company, and they begin selling products in the Ontario market. The Transchem product line grows to include presoaks, foaming detergents, degreasers, and aluminum cleaners, and in 1989 Transchem first sells its products to car washes.

1990

Private Label and Custom Blending lines become a major component of the business.

1991

Transchem begins to export car wash and truck wash chemicals into the US market.

1997

Murray’s youngest son, Tim, joins Transchem to learn the manufacturing side of the business and starts producing all products in house. The company continues to experience steady growth in the Canadian and US markets, notably in its Private Label and Custom Blending products.

1999

Transchem builds its first manufacturing and distribution facility, located in Cambridge, Ontario, on Werlich Drive: a 12,000 sq ft facility that the company calls home for the next 12 years.

2010

Transchem partners with Turtle Wax® Inc. to manufacture and distribute their car wash chemical line.

2011

The company outgrows their facility and purchases 4 acres of land on Franklin Blvd. Transchem buildings a 32,000 square foot facility and moves to the new building in November of 2011.

2013

Transchem acquires the Turtle Wax® Pro car wash chemical manufacturing & distributing contract for the North America and Pacific International markets.

2014

Transchem launches the Mosaic Carwash Intelligent Mobile Carwash App.

2015

Transchem purchases KenPro Ltd, which sells and services carwash equipment and manufactures pressure wash and self-serve systems, which are rebranded as SōAX. The acquisition becomes Transchem’s Equipment and Service Division and moves into a 12,000 sq ft facility in Kitchener, Ontario. Furthermore, Transchem begins to plan and add 30,000 sq ft to the current chemical manufacturing and warehouse facility in Cambridge, Ontario.

2017

Transchem launches a new corporate identity and completes a new, 60,000 sq ft warehouse, with R&D, Car Wash Test Site, and Training Facilities.

2018

Transchem launches a reclaim equipment company named Clear Technologies with the goal of reaching 100% water reclaim.

2019

Transchem acquires Turtle Wax® Pro EMEA manufacturing and distribution contract.

2021

Transchem expands its Cambridge, ON facility another 12,000 sq ft, moving its Equipment and Service Division to that location, and opens a new facility in Alberta, Canada.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Our commitment to environmental protection is an essential part of our business model. Our initiatives include projects like reducing packaging, reformulating products, resizing and reconfiguring for pallet optimization, increasing recycled content, and using new material types and sources.
Transchem Group, has also helped establish the guidelines for the Canadian government’s Ecologo Certification Criteria Document for Commercial Car Wash Services.

Come work with us

We’re always looking for the right talent to join our global workforce. As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in how our employees represent our brand. This starts with finding the right talent and providing them with the training and support they need to succeed.
Our team at ASI finds the product quality and customer experience second to none with Transchem Group products.
Not only do the products exceed expectations, but the customer service and support is fantastic. Our customers enjoy the brand recognition and marketing support and we enjoy working with a family owned business that cares about their customers.
Jeremy Dohm,
President at ASI