MIAMI, FL – (August 22, 2011) Signaling a directional shift towards strengthening its position as the total industry solutions provider building more profitability for car wash owners and operators, Ryko Manufacturing announced today that it has both changed its name to Ryko Solutions, Inc. and launched a new brand identity program, including a new website at www.ryko.com.
As part of the Company’s new brand identity program, a new corporate logo and upgraded website were recently introduced. The new website is designed to be an industry resource for customers and potential investors seeking ideas on how to build a profitable car wash business. It features an entirely new look for Ryko Solutions, highlighting the Company’s managed service offerings, customer testimonials, overviews of Ryko’s heritage of innovation and environmental programs, a new blog, and detailed descriptions of the Company’s varied offerings in equipment and chemicals.
Steven L’Heureux, Chief Executive Officer of Ryko Solutions commented, “The Company’s new name more accurately reflects Ryko’s market leadership in equipment, managed services and chemicals. With more than 10,000 installed carwashes and a direct service organization of over 200 professionals, Ryko is ideally positioned to respond to a broad range of customer needs.”
Ryko Solutions, Inc., a portfolio company of Trivest Partners, is the largest provider of managed car wash systems in North America, offering an integrated, end-to-end clean vehicle solution consisting of equipment, chemicals, a national technical services organization and consumer marketing programs. The Company’s primary focus is creating maximum profitability in car wash operations for gas/convenience stores, private investors, land developers and auto dealers. Headquartered in Grimes, Iowa, the Company has been in operation since 1973 and employs over 360 people throughout North America. For additional information, please visit www.ryko.com.
Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada. The Firm is currently investing Trivest Fund IV with over $325 million of committed capital. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 170 transactions, totaling more than $4.6 billion in value. For additional information, please visit www.trivest.com.