Karcher – The specialist for high-pressure cleaners

Not only in private hands, the products of Karcher are extremely popular, even the professional cleaners of the building trades swear by the pressure washers from Karcher.
The Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG is a leading manufacturer of the pressure washer world. The family, have headquarters in Winnersh providing both cleaning equipment and a supplier of complete cleaning systems.

Karcher was founded in 1935 by Alfred Karcher. In the initial phase electric furnaces were manufactured, but with the development of the high-pressure washer DS 350, the focus shifted increasingly towards cleaning. The DS 350 from Karcher was the first pressure washer, which was developed in Europe. Karcher also deals extensively with the development and advancement of its technology and therefore has filed about 350 patents.

Karcher – professional cleaning equipment for all sectors.

The development in pressure washers has not stopped. Today the range includes the aforementioned pressure washers also sweepers, steam cleaners, wet and dry vacuum cleaners, and many other machines and cleaning products, with these items house cleaning is no longer a hard job.

Even difficult tasks will be processed by the cleaning machines from Karcher, and then employed by the subsidiary Futurtech Karcher GmbH with the production of decontamination equipment and technologies.

Awareness among the public has acquired Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG, with some spectacular purges. In the context of corporate sponsorship, the American president heads on Mount Rushmore or the Space Needle in Seattle cleaned.

The turnover has increased tenfold since the 80’s. Resembles the development of the staff numbers in 1980 there were 1456 employees, Karcher in 2009 had nearly 6900 employees. The unit sales of cleaning equipment, have increased by a hundred fold in this time.

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