From the very beginning, Kärcher has always been characterised by ingenuity and innovative thinking. The company was founded in 1935 by the inventor Alfred Kärcher, who began manufacturing and marketing his pioneering product ideas in the field of heating technology. The cornerstone of developing into the world’s leading cleaning specialist was laid in 1950 with the invention of Europe's first hot water high-pressure cleaner. When Alfred Kärcher died in 1959, his wife Irene continued her husband's life's work until her own death in 1989. Kärcher has remained a family-owned company to this day, headquartered in Winnenden near Stuttgart.
Kärcher is working on new solutions with high pressure – today as we always have. Because, from the very beginning, the company has always been characterised by ingenuity and innovative thinking.
SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT AT KÄRCHER
For Kärcher and its subsidiaries, suppliers are very much an important success factor. Thus, we prefer to integrate our suppliers into our value chain to achieve the possible best results for both Kärcher and our suppliers.
Through targeted sponsorship, Kärcher is making its mark in various fields, from culture to sport and the environment. Kärcher supports projects financially by providing machines free of charge or active assistance from cleaning experts.