About us

History of the company

Innovation is our passion

Otto Christ AG (Christ Wash Systems) has been one of the leading manufacturers of vehicle-washing systems in Europe since 1963.
The Christ vehicle washer is a washing experience developed by people for people. We are inspired by the needs of our customers and end users. Every day, we ask ourselves how we can perfect the vehicle washer. The result is a demand for maximum quality, tailored technical solutions, customer-friendly usability, sustainability and low energy consumption.

Thanks to the comprehensive and modern portfolio of roll over wash units, wash tunnels, self-service wash and vacuum systems, accessories and vehicle-washing chemicals, as well as truck/bus wash systems and special systems for rail technology (tram and train wash systems), customers worldwide benefit from obtaining suitable solutions from a single source. With high-end washing technology, Christ wants to make the washing business simple and profitable and turn vehicle washing into an experience.


Anton Christ established a craft business in Memmingen. CHRIST originally produced grain sieves, wire mesh and trelliswork.

For the first time in 1924, automatic machinery was used for the production of wire netting. (Otto Christ).

War years
Nailing machines and Wire mattresses.

Steel band production Wire drawing for Further industrial processing.

Franz Christ built his first car wash unit next to his parents business. Single unit production followed, which laid the foundation for production during that time. 

The first wash tunnel was built.  Advancements in motorization led to a constant increase in demand.

This branch of business soon acquired decisive importance for the company’s future. For this reason, the company stopped steel band production in 1980 and focused their future attention on producing car wash units and wash tunnels.

Company restructuring to Otto Christ AG.

Acquisition of SVG Superwash Waschanlagen GmbH

Acquisition of Skinetta Pac Systems


A wide-range of products:

Main groups         
Roll-over car wash units
Wash tunnels
Self-service wash bays
Truck and bus wash units
Tram wash units
Train wash units
Water recycling systems
Polishing units

Under-chassis washers, vacuum cleaners
Value and program cards, shunting platforms etc.
Car Care (Car wash and care products)
Accessories for DIY Wash Parks, advertising material

Company information

Type of Company Corporation since September 1996
Supervisory Board Christiane Christ Senior (Chairman), Franz Christ, Rafael Christ
Board of Directors Otto Christ, Alexander Christ, Markus Christ, Engelbert Haggenmüller
Personnel 1400 throughout Europe Incl. 26 commercial apprentices and 44 industrial apprentices and 25 dual students Commercial
Commercial Apprenticeships Industry merchant, computer science merchant, Design draftsman, Specialist for warehouse logistics
Industrial Apprenticeships Mechatronician, Cutting machine operator, Industrial electrician, Machine and plant operator
Dual courses Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer Science
Annual turnover  
2010 115 Mill. €
2011 119 Mill. €
2012 124 Mill. €
2013 126 Mill. €
2014 145 Mill. €
2015 153 Mill. €
2016 155 Mill. €
2017 160 Mill. €
2018 174 Mill. €
2019 169 Mill. €
2020 170 Mill. €
2021 183 Mill. €
2022 200 Mill. €
Export share ca. 60 %

Covered production floor  space: 116.633 m² including the new logistic center, factory 2, factory 3, Christ Chemical, Christ Elektronik, Christ Packing und Christ Tschechien.

National Sales & Service structure:

• Direct sales

• Regional sales representatives 15 (Germany)

• Car Care sales representatives 13

• Customer service technical support 89 (Germany)

Dec. 2021

International Sales & Service structure:


• Austria             

• Switzerland                                                

• France             

• Netherlands     

• Spain               

• Hungary           

• Czech Republic

• Slovakian Republic

Authorised dealer:

- Algeria         

- Australian

- Azerbaijan

- Belarus

- Belgian

- Bosnian

- Bulgarian

- China

- Denmark

- England

- Estonia

- Finland

- Greece

- India

- Iraq

- Iran

- Ireland

- Israel

- Italy

- Canary Islands

- Kazakhstan

- Colombia

- Korea, Republic of

- Croatia

- Kuwait

- Latvia

- Libya


- Lithuania

- Luxembourg

- Macedonian

- Montenegro

- New Caledonian

- New Zealand

- Nigeria

- North Africa

- Norway

- Austria

- Peru

- Portugal

- Poland

- Romania

- Russia

- Saudi Arabia

- Serbia

- Singapore

- Slovenia

- Sweden

- Thailand

- Turkey

- Ukraine

- United Arab Emirates


Subsidiaries for different products:

• SVG Super Wash Waschanlagen GmbH

• Auto-Jet Waschstraßen Betriebs GmbH

• Christ Service GmbH

• Christ Engineering GmbH

• Christ Packing Systems GmbH & Co. KG

• Christ Electronic Systems GmbH