Founded in early 2013, Express Bike Works (EBW), founded by Niraj Taksande, Jigar Vora, and Bhushan Karn, EBW is a brand of Entropy Innovations, an engineering innovations company that has changed the two-wheeler service industry. The team, Niraj, Jigar, and Bhushan, alumni of IIT & IIM designed and manufactured India’s first fully automated motorcycle wash machine that addresses multitude of problems faced by both individual owners as well as service stations.
The machine is capable of washing the dirtiest motorcycle within two to five minutes, which is the fastest in the world, and is capable of washing over 230 bikes in under 10 hours. A proud and successful Make in India venture, EBW’s motorcycle wash machine is compact in design and highly effective in cleaning. For every wash done in the EBW machine, the water gets recycled and around 90% of the water is reused, as compared to a conventional bike wash where 50-60 litres of water is wasted in each wash. Furthermore, there is zero water or oil spillage.
Backed by Mark Mobius, EBW has an association with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to set up their franchise outlets within the fuel retail network across the country. Currently, EBW is running successfully at two locations each in Mumbai, and one store each in Delhi, Pune, Nashik, Bengaluru, Dhanbad, Coimbatore, Guntur, Hyderabad, and Hubli. They will soon be launching new stores in Kochi, Mumbai-West, Bhubaneshwar, Nagpur, Surat, Vijaywada, and Mysore.
- Suneela Kirloskar