• Alfred Kärcher, like Robert Bosch, Gottlieb Daimler and Graf Zeppelin, was one of the inventors and entrepreneurs that Württemberg produced in such great number since the beginning of the industrial era
    • With the utmost commitment, he dedicated himself to bringing his ideas to fruition
    • In 1924, the then 23-year-old completed his studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart and worked first of all at his father's agency, which he developed into an engineer's office
    • In 1935 he founded his own company in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart so that he could produce and market his own products in the field of heating technology
    • Alfred Kärcher designed and built the "Kärcher salt bath furnace", among other products, for tempering steel and light metal in industry according to his own patent
    • In 1939, the family-owned company relocated to Winnenden, where it still has its headquarters
    • By this time the company was also producing heating devices for aircraft engines and cabin heating systems
    • Following the Second World War, the company turned its attention to products for urgent, everyday use: round stoves, small cookers, handcarts and trailers for tractors
    • Move into cleaning technology - Alfred Kärcher made his breakthrough into the cleaning technology industry in 1950 with the development of the first European hot water high-pressure cleaner (the DS 350 steam jet)
    • The design of the water heater proved to be so pioneering that it still forms the basis of all burners today
    • Like so many, Alfred Kärcher did not live to see the global success of his innovation
    • When he died on 17 September 1959 at the age of 58, his wife Irene took over the management of the company and steered its fortunes for three decades
    • Today their children Johannes Kärcher and Susanne Zimmermann von Siefart are in charge of the family-owned company in its second generation
    • Internationalisation - In 1962, Kärcher founded its first foreign subsidiary in France, followed by Austria and Switzerland
    • Internationalisation continued apace
    • In 1975, Kärcher opened a factory in Brazil; 10 years later, the company had founded 16 sales companies in North America, Africa, Australia and elsewhere
    • By 2012, Kärcher was represented by subsidiaries in 57 countries and generating 85% of its sales abroad
    • With 40,000 customer service points in over 190 countries, Kärcher provides comprehensive support to its customers all over the world
    • Growth through innovation - After a phase of diversification, Kärcher turned its attention to high-pressure cleaning in 1974
    • During this period, the colour of the machines was changed from blue to the now world-famous Kärcher yellow
    • In 1980, the company expanded its product range to cover basic cleaning requirements, initially in the areas of transport and buildings
    • Step by step, the range was expanded with the addition of wet and dry vacuum cleaners, sweeper vacuums and scrubber driers, vehicle washing bays, steam cleaners, cleaning agents and drinking water and wastewater treatment systems
    • Among the milestones in Kärcher's history was the introduction in 1984 of the HD 555 profi, the first portable high-pressure cleaner, and the subsequent expansion into the consumer market
    • In 1993, this range was expanded to include indoor products and Kärcher has since added steam cleaners and vacuum cleaners for private households to its range
    • The RoboCleaner RC 3000 was launched in 2003 as the world's first fully automatic robotic vacuum cleaner
    • In 2007, Kärcher moved into the completely new sector of gardening, which includes pumps for watering, water removal and service water supply in households, as well as an extensive range of accessories
    • In 1986, Kärcher launched its pioneering roller brush technology for scrubber driers in the professional range
    • Thanks to the development of a new rotary nozzle (dirt blaster) in 1995, the cleaning effect of the high-pressure cleaner was almost doubled
    • The dust intake of commercial wet and dry vacuum cleaners was continuously improved, and in 2007 the innovative TACT filter cleaning system was launched
    • New procedures were also developed in the course of worldwide cleaning projects: the 284 travertine columns on St Peter's Square in Rome were restored using a specially developed spray process over a total area of 25,000 m²
    • Since 2009, Kärcher has been selling ultra-high pressure cleaners, which, at up to 2,500 bar pressure, not only clean but restore facades and strip concrete
    • In the same year, a multipurpose municipal sweeper was released onto the market and new target groups were gained with the launch of water dispensers
    • Kärcher becomes a global market leader - Innovation has been and continues to be the most important growth factor
    • In 2011 alone, Kärcher launched over 100 new products
    • The global market leader in cleaning technology will continue to be characterised by its ingenuity, top performance and innovative problem solving
  • Karcher Vacuum Floor Polisher - 600w

    600W. Kärcher Vacuum Floor Polisher. 1000 rpm Pad rotation. Working width: 290mm.
  • Industrial Spray Extraction Cleaner

    Separate controls give the option to pre-spray before vacuuming.. Easy, efficient deep cleaning of...
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher 6m Extension Hose

  • Karcher Angled Spray Lance

  • Karcher Back Pack Vacuum BV5/1

    Karcher Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner.
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher Blade 170mm For Window Vac

  • Karcher Blade 280mm For Window Vac

  • Karcher Car Shampoo 3-In-1 Plug & Clean

    The 3-in-1 formula is great at dissolving dirt and speeds up drying time to give a high shine...
  • Karcher Cartridge Filter For Domestic Vacuum

  • Karcher Cold Washer Pressure Washer HD6/13 C Plus

    Karcher Cold Water Washer Pressure Washer HD6/13 C Plus.
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher Cold Water Pressure Washer

    Compact, lightweight with upright design with retractable handle allows user to adjust height to...
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher D150 Delta Racer WB 150 Power brush

  • Karcher Dirtblaster Lance K2 - K4 Series

    This dirtblaster provides up to 50% more cleaning power over conventional high-pressure jets. The...
  • Karcher Dirtblaster Lance K5 - K7 Series

    This dirtblaster provides up to 50% more cleaning power over conventional high-pressure jets. The...
  • Karcher Drain Cleaning Kit 15m

  • Karcher Efficiency Vacuum

    Model: T12/1 Eco..
  • Karcher Extension Lance

    This Karcher extension lance can be used with any Kärcher pressure washer to provide a 0.5m...
  • Karcher Foam Jet (FJ 6) 0.6 Litre

    It is a simple and easy way to clean a car thoroughly.. The Kärcher Pressure Washer Foam Nozzle is...
  • Karcher Foam Sprayer Attachment 0.6 Litre KARFOAMNOZ

    Foam Sprayer Attachment 0.6 Litre KARFOAMNOZ
  • Karcher Glass Cleaning Concentrate 500ml

  • Karcher Glass Cleaning Sachets (4x20ml)

    Also very well suited for manual processing.The pack contains 4 x 20ml sachets.. Karcher Glass...
  • Karcher Handheld Scrubber BD17/5

    Karcher Handheld Scrubber BD17/5.
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher HD 5/11 P Professional Pressure Washer 160 Bar 240 Volt KARHD511P

    HD 5/11 P Professional Pressure Washer 160 Bar 240 Volt KARHD511P
  • Karcher Industrial Steam Cleaner

    Twin water tanks permit quick heating up times and allow continuous operation as the unit can be...
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher Industrial Steam Cleaner Trolley

    Ergonomically designed handle. Steam cleaner trolley for greater mobility and storage. Karcher...
    usually despatches within 5 working days
  • Karcher K2 Compact Car & Home Pressure Washer 110 Bar 240 Volt

  • Karcher K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer 110 Bar 240 Volt

  • Karcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer 110 Bar 240 Volt

  • Karcher K2 Premium Home Pressure Washer 110 Bar 240 Volt

  • Karcher K2 Vario-Power Spray Lance