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Terraclean is a unique decarbonising service which helps lower emissions, improves miles per gallon and restores engine performance. It is much better explained here:
Terraclean Ireland was set up by Cathy Kelly in 2012 and already has a network of 13 agents nationwide. Cathy applied for a loan to finance her expansion plans.
There are 3.2 million vehicles in Ireland and Northern Ireland. People are keeping their cars longer, and need to spend more money on maintenance. Emmissions is now part of the NCT and MOT and can result in a “fail”. Apart from the private market, there is a business case for fleet owners and the motor trade and garages who are looking for more value add services for their clients.
The story, UK, Edd China and Ireland
TerraClean is the by-product of research being carried out by a group of environmentally conscious Canadian physicists in their attempts to create an ultra low emission internal combustion engine.
TerraClean launched into the UK professional automotive market at AutoSport International in early 2012. Edd China was attracted to the technology and the impact it claimed to have on engine performance, emissions and fuel consumption, he visited the stand and spent some time chatting to our engineers about the principles of the process.
Edd left the show interested in the product and later contacted Terraclean asking for help with a project car in a TV show he co-presents. Some of the Terraclean team travelled to Edd’s studio to provide a demonstration of its capabilities and for use in the show. Edd was extremely impressed with the results and decided it was perfect for use on the show’s project car.
After using the petrol machine Edd asked to have a personal demonstration of the diesel machine too. He operates his own vehicle workshop and invested in both machines for his own use.
Subsequent to the demonstrations and show use Edd has been using the machines himself and given the technology a firm thumbs up. He is now working with Terraclean to help promote the range of solutions and products which all help make; motorcycles, cars, vans, trucks & agricultural vehicles operate more efficient and environmentally friendly, restoring MPG and performance.
Since the product was featured on TV, enquiries from garage operators asking to become part of the distribution network, and from the public requesting details of where they can have there vehicle TerraCleaned, have increased massively.
In the UK there are now over three hundred agents and Cathy wants to expand in Ireland to about 30 agents.
The Terraclean service can be performed mobile and takes place approximately 1 hour to complete. Terraclean’s offices are located at Unit 15 Gorey Business Park, Ramstown, County Wexford.