Alfred Kärcher was one of the inventors and entrepreneurs who contributed greatly to the progress of Württemberg since the beginning of industrialisation, along with other figures such as Robert Bosch, Gottlieb Daimler and Count Zeppelin. He showed great dedication and commitment in implementing his ideas.

Alfred Kärcher was one of the inventors and entrepreneurs who contributed greatly to the progress of Württemberg since the beginning of industrialisation, along with other figures such as Robert Bosch, Gottlieb Daimler and Count Zeppelin. He showed great dedication and commitment in implementing his ideas.

In the professional segment Kärcher becomes a pioneer in roller brush technology for scrubber dryers in 1986. The cleaning effect of high-pressure cleaners is nearly doubled due to a rotary nozzle (the Dirt Blaster) newly developed in 1995. The dust intake of commercial wet and dry vacuum cleaners is continually improved, and in 2007 the innovate TACT filter cleaning system is brought to market. Furthermore new processes are developed in worldwide cleaning projects. For example the 284 travertine columns of St. Peter’s Square in Rome are restored with a blasting process specially developed for this task, covering a total surface area of 25,000 square metres. Since 2009 Kärcher has sold ultra high-pressure cleaners which can not only clean but also renovate facades and strip concrete with pressures of up to 2,500 bar. In the same year a multifunctional municipal sweeper is launched on the market, and new target groups are reached with water dispensers.

Innovation continues to be the most important growth factor for Kärcher. Since 2008 Kärcher has brought three worldwide innovations to market in the field of pressure washers for end consumers alone: the K HC 10 with hybrid technology, the K 2.20 with the 4-wheel concept and the world’s quietest models K 3.00 and K 4.00. The worldwide leader in cleaning technology will continue to distinguish itself in future with its inventive spirit, top-class performance and innovative solutions.