The town of Württemberg in Germany has many famous sons; Gottlieb Daimler, the co-founder of Mercedes Benz; Robert Bosch founder of Bosch Automotive Electrics and Count Zeppelin, inventor and builder of the giant Zeppelin airships.
Another son of Württemberg was Anton Kärcher who built a substantial engineering business started by his father Alfred into the international Karcher organisation that we know today.
Kärcher synonymous with cleaning
Some products and processes are so useful and unique that their very name becomes a common word. For example, people will say “I’ll make a Xerox of that” when speaking about making a copy of a document. The usage transcends the company that made the original copiers. In much of Europe, the word karcher is used to indicate that something will be cleaned as in “I’ll karcher that”. That type of brand identification is priceless.
Kärcher is so well respected in their field that they have been consulted in high profile restoration cleaning projects such as the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and Mount Rushmore in the United States.
A Breakthrough Into Cleaning Technology
The engineering breakthrough that led to today’s Karcher tools online main product niche came in 1950. This innovation was the high-pressure, heated water cleaner. The design invented by Anton Kärcher was so far ahead of its time that it is still used as the basis of new designs by the company today.
How To Be A Market Leader
It comes down to one word innovation. One could think that something as straightforward as shooting steam out of a nozzle would not have a lot of scope for improvement. Yet Kärcher continues to defy that type of thinking by introducing one innovation after another to Australia and the rest of the world. For example, the K HC 10 incorporates hybrid technology. A choice of mains, battery or combustion engine power supply covers every environmental contingency.
Diversification of the Kärcher Brand Product Range
After continuing success in the industrial and commercial field Kärcher now supplies a significant product range over all fields including domestic cleaning.
The professional range covers:
* High-pressure cleaning systems,
* Vacuum systems,
* Cleaners using spray-extraction technology,
* Carpet and Steam cleaners and Scrubber driers,
* Sweeper equipment including vacuum models,
* Potable water treatment systems,
* Cleaning systems for industrial sites and
* Commercial vehicle cleaning systems
The home and garden range covers:
* Pressure washing equipment of various types,
* A unique Window vacuum cleaner,
* A hypo-allergenic steam vacuum cleaner,
* Push sweepers and Cordless powered brooms,
* Vacuum and Hard floor cleaner,
* Garden Watering systems