Bristol,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: 24036

ISTOBAL is a multinational group based in Valencia, Spain . With over 65 years' experience, ISTOBAL harnesses innovation and the latest technology to provide products and services that meets the demands of the car wash and commercial wash sectors.

The Group  has ten subsidiaries and three manufacturing plants across Europe and the US. The US manufacturing and assembly plant was set up in 2011 in Bristol, Virginia. With 125,000 Sq Ft., the plant meets the specific demands of the US market.


 Press Releases

  • ISTOBAL will participate in the Global Cold Chain Expo for the first time to present a pioneering wash system to ensure professional cleaning and disinfection of refrigerated trailers and box container interiors.

    At booth 24036, the US subsidiary of the ISTOBAL Group will show its portfolio of solutions for commercial vehicles that allow operators to maximize their efficiency in cleaning all types of trucks and trailers. On display will be the ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH, ISTOBAL’s revolutionary automatic equipment for cleaning and disinfecting the interior of trailers and box containers.

    Internationally patented and easy to use and install, ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH guarantees a professional interior wash and an FSMA compliant disinfection of refrigerated and dry van trailers, as well as shipping containers. It also reduces water and chemical usage, as well as cleaning time as it can clean a 53’ trailer interior in as little as 3 minutes and clean and sanitize in 6 minutes. The system is an industrial alternative to manual wash.  Compared to a manual wash process, the machine cleans 75% faster and facilitates control over chemical products.

    ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH applies bactericide chemicals and guarantees a safe and controlled sanitization by using a high-pressure pumping system and a highly accurate chemical dosing system. It also washes out and collect dirt and debris inside a hopper.

    Its multiple programs can be adapted to the requirements of speed or cleaning in the vehicle interior, allowing each unit to receive the wash program needed. ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH can work with two different chemical products to be selected depending on the type of cargo to wash and/or disinfect.

    ISTOBAL HW’PROGRESS, the most flexible commercial-vehicle rollover in the market

    During the Global Cold Chain Expo ISTOBAL will also announce its best-selling commercial equipment, the ISTOBAL HW’PROGRESS, which is the most flexible commercial- vehicle rollover in the market. It was developed with high innovation, quality and reliability standards.

    With an optimized design, it incorporates all the technological developments currently in demand by transport professionals and can be adapted to the specific requirements of each type of vehicle fleet: vans, trailer trucks, buses, tankers, garbage trucks, vehicles for the construction industry and other special vehicles.

    This equipment has self-driven vertical brushes with an overlapping scrub function and shampoo injection via a dosing pump, flexible configuration by user with up to 15 programs, a touch-screen control panel, and a choice of service connections: energy chain, loop connection, or a fixed or swinging post.

    It also has a high-density polyethylene horizontal brush equipped with a frequency converter to soften up and down movements, and 5 pressure levels to better follow vehicle profiles. Thanks to the model’s flexible configuration, up to 4 ‘obstacle-avoidance’ scans for wing mirrors and sunscreens are also possible.

    ISTOBAL HW’PROGRESS also has available automatic pre-wash systems (high-pressure lower side, high-pressure sides and high- pressure top) a manual pre-wash gun and a wide range of optional extras.


    Designed out of the growing need to automate cleaning and sanitizing the inside of trailers and box containers, the ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH allows operators to maximize their efficiency....

  • The newest product offering by the worldwide leader in industrial wash is the ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH. Designed out of the growing need to automate cleaning and sanitizing the inside of trailers and box containers, the ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH allows operators to maximize their efficiency. By utilizing a high-pressure pumping system to deliver 33 gpm at 1100 psi, the unit provides cleaning unmatched with any system. This combined with the highly accurate Venturi chemical system will dramatically decrease cleaning time and water and chemical usage of each unit cleaned.

    The ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH can clean a 53’ trailer in as little as 3 minutes, and clean and sanitize in 6 minutes. Its multiple programs can be customized for speed or cleaning, allowing each unit to receive the wash program needed. Constructed of stainless steel, this unit and its components are designed for the harsh conditions of this type of cleaning environment. The footprint is small and the support equipment required is compact, so installation in an existing dock is possible.

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