SOURCE: McCain Inc.

McCain Inc.

April 16, 2013 12:00 ET

Intelio Offers Expedited Delivery on ActiVA® Car Wash Attendant at Same Low Price

Reshoring Production With McCain Manufacturing Boosts Product Quality and Availability

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - Intelio Technologies Inc. today announced a new agreement with McCain Manufacturing, a full-scale contract manufacturing company, to nearshore the production of its nationally-recognized ActiVA® "Virtual Attendant" unit for carwashes. Leveraging McCain's convenient location and proximity to Intelio's Southern California headquarters, Intelio will be able to offer increased quality and availability of ActiVA systems as low as $9,995 for a color, touchscreen entry system.

The move comes as part of the Intelio's effort to make finished products and parts more readily available to customers. Originally manufactured in Taiwan, lengthy lead times and capital tied up in overseas shipments prompted Intelio to investigate nearsourcing alternatives. By working with McCain Manufacturing, Intelio is able to cut delivery times in half, while still providing the same high-quality product at an industry-leading price point.

"By nearshoring our manufacturing, we are in a better position to accommodate our customers," said John Carroll, CEO at Intelio Technologies. "We set out to minimize product delivery times, but in one fell swoop also achieved improved product quality and better parts availability. Not to mention, we are doing our part to revitalize the American economy; it's a win-win."

The ActiVA virtual attendant is the most sophisticated activation unit for multi-site carwash operators. The virtual attendant greets customers, walks them through the purchasing process, and promotes add-on services to increase ticket revenue. Enhanced functionality is available through Intelio's WashMAX™ multi-site marketing and remote management modules including real-time web monitoring, multi-site gift card and loyalty programs, multi-site social media promotions or fuel dispenser code sales.

Under the new agreement, McCain will manufacture and assemble the ActiVA virtual attendant at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. McCain's comprehensive services offer Intelio a turnkey solution at a nominal cost difference of going overseas; a benefit that Intelio passes on directly to its customers. Best of all, with both companies headquartered in Southern California, Intelio is rolling out a "Quick Ship" delivery program, guaranteeing orders drop-ship from the factory within 48 hours.

The announcement is made in advance of The Car Wash Show™ 2013 taking place April 22 - 24, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada where Intelio will showcase the newly manufactured ActiVA units at Booth 1629 and 2317. The Car Wash Show is the world's largest car wash convention and trade show, hosted by the International Carwash Association®. 

About Intelio Technologies Inc.
Intelio Technologies is a leading provider and developer of self-service marketing technology for multi-site retailers. Intelio manufactures ActiVA, a secure outdoor payment terminal and WashMAX remote management software for the multi-site carwash owners. Intelio was founded in 2001 and has helped carwash operators implement multi-site marketing and remote management strategies to optimize their profits at more than 1,200 carwashes in the United States. To learn more, visit www.intelio.com/.

About McCain Manufacturing
McCain Manufacturing is a contract manufacturing company, uniquely positioned to offer turnkey services at competitive prices by leveraging its state-of-the-art production facilities in San Diego County, California and Tijuana, Mexico. As the manufacturing division of McCain Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Vista, California, McCain Manufacturing has more than 25 years of experience providing a cost-effective and reliable means for companies to reduce product lead times, increase product quality, and free up time and financial resources to focus on core business objectives.

For more information, visit www.mccainmfg.com or www.twitter.com/McCainMfg.

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