JAKARTA, Indonesia — The company that owns the popular car wash chain, Bucky’s, is planning to shut down its five-year-old business in 2019.
The decision was announced Wednesday by its president and chief operating officer, who said that Bucky will continue operating as usual.
“Bucky’s Car Wash was a pioneer in car wash culture,” Mr. Johnson said in a statement.
“We are deeply saddened to see that the company will close this location in 2019.”
Bucky is the largest car wash franchise in Indonesia, having grown to about 1,000 locations by the end of the year.
“The closing of Buckys is a loss to the industry, especially for its dedicated and passionate community of car wash patrons,” the company said in the statement.
Bucky has been operating a car wash in Jakarta for more than 20 years.
It is owned by Indonesian conglomerate Fanta, and has operated in the city since 2013.
The move comes amid a nationwide push to curb pollution and to cut reliance on fossil fuels, as the economy continues to slow.
Indonesia has the third-largest population of car owners in the world after China and the United States.
The country has seen a series of disasters linked to air pollution over the past year, and officials have called for more aggressive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The company also announced last week that it is cutting a number of jobs to help meet its budget requirements.
The move to shutter Bucky was first reported by the Jakarta Globe.
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