Since 1967, the car wash industry has been a part of the Kirikian family. It started with owning and operating full service car washes, which quickly led to the engineering end of car wash equipment. In the early seventies, Art Kirikian Sr. played a major role in the development and customer acceptance of soft cloth in the car wash industry. Over the past three decades, he has been responsible for hundreds of car wash installations throughout the Northeastern Regions of the United States as well as Europe. In the late eighties, he was joined by his three sons: Serko, Chris, and Art Jr. who took over the operational responsibilities of the full service car washes, as well as assisting with the equipment division of the family business. Striving to improve car wash equipment technology the family partnership of Kirikian Industries was founded with the creation and development of the NEOGLIDE® technology.
Kirikian Industries is in the forefront of foam washing material technology, ushering in a new generation of NEOGLIDE® washing material. With first hand knowledge and expertise as car wash operators, we have developed the NEOGLIDE® Technology specifically for the needs and demands of the industry. We are committed to customer service because we know and understand that customer service is the most important aspect for a car wash operator. We are always striving to improve and enhance the NEOGLIDE® Technology, to give our customers the best and most advanced foam washing materials available. We have successfully converted thousands of car washes throughout the world to NEOGLIDE®.
Achievements & Awards
Recipient of Leader & Innovation Award 2003
Award of Merit 2004
Art Kirikian Sr.
2007 Conveyor Operator of the year:
Art Kirikian Sr.