Spitwater Prize For Big Rig Of The Month

THERE is nothing more irresistible than standing back and admiring your freshly pressure washed, buffed and shined rig. For our Big Rig of the Month overall winner, Craig Ashford that feeling will now be a regular thing, thanks to the Spitwater Big Rig of the Month prize package which includes a Spitwater high pressure cleaner. Congratulations to both Craig and his wife Maree from Queensland who took the night shot titled 'Hard at work'. The beautiful photo which was chosen as the favourite by our previous Rig of the Month winners. The photo of the Kenworth K200 dubbed affectionately 'The Mistress' by Craig, netted a whopping 47% of the votes cast in the competition. The pair were given a choice between either the Australian made Spitwater electric driven 10-120C or the Spitwater Honda Petrol HC12-180P. It was an incredibly tough competition with some big names in the final five, including a Mack, two Western Stars and two Kenworths.

Why We Use Interpump

For over 30 years, Spitwater has used only one make of pump in its high pressure washer range: the Interpump pump, produced by the Interpump Group. INTERPUMP – THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF HIGH PRESSURE PUMPS Based in Italy, Interpump Group S.p.A. is the world's largest manufacturer of high pressure pumps. The company was founded in 1977 as an ambitious project by the company’s founder, Mr Fulvio Montipò and was based on his vision about designing and building pumps that were more compact, quieter and easier to service. As his vision developed, Mr. Montipò, introduced substantial technical modifications to the product, including innovations such as use of full-ceramic pistons, which ensured a higher degree of overall pump reliability. This revolutionary design enabled the Interpump Group S.p.A to achieve the worldwide leadership from the early 1980's, with the company becoming the recognised reference point for the high-pressure pump industry and even for its competitors. The Interpump Group leadership has strengthened throughout the years mainly thanks to unparalleled quality standards, guaranteed by total control of the production process, starting from raw materials up to the finished product. INTERPUMP BRANDED AS GENERAL PUMP FOR THE US MARKET Interpump Group today manufactures pumps with pressure up to 500 Bar with 75% of its production destined for export all around the world including to the US, under the brand name of General Pump. In addition to this, the company has expanded its range of products through strategic acquisitions of brands such Pratissoli, the leader in the ultra-high pressure pump market. Unfortunately, like with everything these days, there are some common misspellings for Interpump, usually written in the two word forms and including: inta pump, as well as inter pump and intapump. However, the product should always be correctly referred to in singular form: Interpump. INTERPUMP – THE HEART OF ALL SPITWATER HIGH PRESSURE WASHERS Spitwater and the Interpump Group have grown together and are intrinsically linked, benefiting from each other’s experience in this highly competitive industry. As the world becomes smaller with the globalisation of markets, it is reassuring to know that Spitwater is the official distributor of the Interpump pumps and components in Australia. Spitwater exclusively chooses Interpump for the supply of high pressure pumps in it’s Australian manufacturing of high pressure cleaners. This partnership is delivering to Spitwater customers all the experience and strength of the giant Interpump Group in the heart of every Spitwater high pressure water cleaner. SPITWATER - PROUD OF ITS FIRST CLASS PARTNERS One of the areas that sets Spitwater pressure washer products in front of its competitors is its strategic alliances with industry leaders like Interpump, Honda, Kubota and PA Products. Spitwater is proud of the association with these quality brands. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact Spitwater or 1800 172 005


The Problem Citywide are a nationwide Facility services business, having contracts with many local government councils, and businesses. With a local Melbourne municipality, they needed a strike force vehicle to do local cleaning and graffiti clean ups. The vehicle chosen was a single cab ute, for getting down lane ways, local parks and small local business car parks and shopping centre strips. The Solution Having twin toolboxes to be installed either side of the tray – a rotomolded 220 litre tank was installed matched to a Spitwater HP251AE – 15lpm at 3650 psi key start Honda powered cold water pressure washer. This supplied water to a 20-metre hose on a retractable reel, passenger side mounted for OHS safety.  The tank was plumbed with a fast fill access at the passenger side and ultimately a shelf was installed over the tank for extra internal storage The Benefits A strike force vehicle with portable high-pressure water cleaning.  Being able to apply a graffiti removal chemical then wash off without needing to connect to a local tap – means quicker and accurate cleaning. With more efficiency has meant more sites cleaned in a day – better public presentation and less rate payer complaints. Operator safety was paramount with this build.  The key start pressure washer is located within arm’s reach of the rear, gun storage next to the angled retractable reel. User feedback has been the best design ever rolled out – operators love grabbing the keys to this ute!

Spitwater Gold Coast Opening

What a year 2022 has been so far! I trust you; your family and any employees haven’t been impacted greatly by the weather events over the past few months and your business is doing well. For more than 30 years our Gold Coast customers have mainly been serviced by our Brisbane store. The Gold Coast has grown to be a significant Queensland regional centre over those 30+ years. The region is expected to continue its spectacular growth over the next 20 years.  Therefore, the team here at Spitwater have decided now is the time to support our Gold Coast customers, like you, by opening a full-service, Spitwater Gold Coast store. It is my pleasure to let you know from early August this year, you will be able to visit your local Spitwater store on the Gold Coast. With 1100m2 of floor space where you’ll find the latest Spitwater models of pressure cleaners, vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers and heaters with a full range of parts and accessories. Our new store is at 5 Fortitude Crescent, Burleigh Heads, Q 4220 .  It has great carparking and is easy to find. You certainly can’t miss the new branding and colours. You will also be able to take your machines there for service and repairs.  Of course, our mobile technicians will continue to provide on-site services and repairs when you need it. For directions to the location please click this link. The store will open with a very experienced team of professionals: Sales – Ben has been part of our sales team for more than 12 years. Service & Repairs – Nathan has been with us for 10 years and is one our best technicians. Mobile Services – Cameron, who you may already know, is our mobile technician. He has been servicing our Gold Coast customers for the past 4 years. Parts & Accessories – Alan is your technical and parts man and has 26 years of service with Spitwater. He knows everything about our range of machines, parts & accessories. For our customers, you will receive an invitation to our official grand opening in August. Our team is planning a few surprises and give away’s to entice you along.  Keep an eye out for your personal invitation. For our customers, you will receive an invitation to our official grand opening in August. Our team is planning a few surprises and give away’s to entice you along.  Keep an eye out for your personal invitation. Click this link if you want an invitation

Navigating the Path Ahead: SPITWATER (OTTICO Equipment)'s Co-CEO Prue Martinotti in INCLEAN Magazine.

SPITWATER (OTTICO Equipment)'s Co-CEO, Prue Martinotti, shared insights in the January and February edition of INCLEAN Magazine , a leading trade publication for the Australian commercial cleaning industry. As part of the 2023 Industry Leaders Forum, Prue discussed the lingering effects of COVID-19, emerging trends, challenges faced, and outlined predictions for 2024, along with SPITWATER's strategic direction as a market leading manufacturer. Reflecting on the past year, SPITWATER’s Co-CEO acknowledged that " 2023 has been a year of adjustment post-COVID where the factory and distributors have pivoted and embraced a new set of rules that seem to be changing frequently – a new ‘normal’ ." Despite ongoing post pandemic challenges, SPITWATER experienced success with the introduction of the new brand name for SPITWATER’s floor cleaning equipment, VACSTORM , with more products to be launched in 2024. Addressing the residual impacts of the pandemic, Prue noted, " the previously unpredictable supply chain has stabilised but there are still plenty of challenges with global price volatility, exchange rate fluctuations and labour and skills shortages, both in the capital cities and regional areas, affecting everyone. " However, she expressed optimism, highlighting the reinforcement of the SPITWATER team with "muscle power and fresh ideas, experience and perspectives." When asked about SPITWATER's strategy for meeting evolving customer needs, Prue emphasised the importance of engagement with a simple yet powerful response: " By listening and talking to our customers, business partners and teams. Knowing and understanding their needs, pain points and jobs to be done. Looking outside of the square and thinking and acting smart … There is always opportunity in knowing your customers. " SPITWATER prioritises customer feedback, actively participating in events, expos, and field days across Australia to directly engage with users and enhance product innovation through feedback and talking with the users of the products directly. With sustainability at the forefront of many business minds entering 2024, Prue confirmed SPITWATER's commitment to environmental responsibility,“ The factory installed solar earlier this year and its upcycling and recycling programs are well developed internally, and with various business partners in our local area and beyond”. With society moving towards and demanding a more environmentally friendly stance for businesses to take, SPITWATER is taking the necessary steps to ensure they are doing their part . . “ A push towards having a positive impact on the environment. Noise, emissions, pollution, safety.” Prue noted in the article when talking about what the big trends will be in 2024, further showing the focus and dedication to the environment and its people. The article underscores SPITWATER's customer-centric ethos and its resilience in the face of challenges. As the company moves further into 2024, it remains dedicated to growth and progress, with a main focus on customers and its valued and dedicated teams. For the full article by Co-CEO Prue Martinotti in INCLEAN Magazine, please visit page 60 here .

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