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Fernley Chooses Waterless Carwash System for the Cleaning of All Airside Vehicles at Gatwick Airport

Miracle Drywash is the solution to BAA's Strict Water Quality Environmental Regulations

Crawley, United Kingdom, October 09, 2007 --( Crawley-based firm SJK Products announced today that the airport cleaning firm Fernley, part of the Europe-wide airport services conglomerate International Aviation Services (IAS), has chosen its product, Miracle Drywash, to clean all of its airside vehicles at Gatwick Airport.

Fernley will use the waterless car cleaning system to wash both their own fleet and several clients' vehicles and equipment totaling over 120 at Gatwick, which include pushback tugs, baggage trucks, water and toilet servicing trucks, de-icing trucks, cars and vans, with each vehicle being cleaned on a 3-4 week cycle.

'We were faced with the problem of how to comply with Gatwick's Airside vehicle washing instructions, forbidding the use of detergents when washing vehicles. These regulations are one of the measures used by the airport to comply with Environment Agency water quality rules to prevent pollution of the rivers surrounding the airport," explains John Rickards, General Manager of Fernley. "BAA's rules stipulate that the use of ‘water only' in the traditional way to clean Airside vehicles is permitted, but a long term solution to this must be found. This new method of vehicle cleaning uses no water and therefore has the additional benefit of reducing the airport's water consumption."

Due to the airport controls, Fernley had to find a solution, and discovered to their surprise that the waterless carwash system, Miracle Drywash, was being manufactured virtually in the same town - Crawley.

"We've now trialed Miracle Drywash and found that it does exactly what it says it does. It saves us time; it uses no water; it doesn't pollute the environment and it has given us great results - satisfying both the customers' and our needs. It is a very very good product," confirms John. "We chose it for these reasons, but also because its manufacturer happened to be close by, and because we have found SJK Products to be an attentive and efficient company, responsive to our needs."

Fernley presented Miracle Drywash to BAA as the solution to their water quality regulations and BAA approved their use of the product.

CEO of SJK Products, SJ Khebbal, is delighted with Fernley's decision to go with Miracle Drywash. "To have been given approval from Fernley and BAA in turn is a real honour for us and proof that our product really is environmentally friendly as well as testament to its cleaning efficiency," says Khebbal. "Most people are not aware that when they wash their car in the traditional way, their dirty soapy water is actually harming the environment. So I hope this announcement will go some way in educating people about this problem."

Fernley intends to gradually roll out use of Miracle Drywash on airside vehicles in all of the other airports in which the company operates including Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Dublin, Cork, Liverpool and Nice in France, Brussels in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

About Fernley: Fernley is part of the International Aviation Services (IAS) group of companies. For more information, visit

About Miracle Drywash: Miracle Drywash, manufactured by SJK Products Ltd in Crawley, West Sussex, is a totally waterless washing and polishing system - a revolutionary way to both wash and polish your car, boat, motorbike, or any other metal, glass, or painted surface - with only a single application of the product. It both prevents pollutants and detergents from entering the river system and each bottle saves 1 ton of water. The company was co-founded by SJ Khebbal, CEO and Tim Jones, Chairman in 2004. The product was endorsed by South East Water in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Waterwise Marque in 2007 for its contribution towards saving water in the UK. Miracle Drywash can be purchased online at and is also now available from the 13 largest Marks & Spencer stores throughout the UK as well online in their Greener Living Shop.

Photo caption: Left to right - SJ Khebbal, SEO of SJK Products with John Rickards, General Manager of Fernley at Gatwick Airport


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For more information, contact:

Mr. SJ Khebbal
SJK Products Ltd
James Place
West Sussex
RH10 6GA
United Kingdom

01293 533064

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