Kärcher | Machines 13 Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG employs 11,333 ity for his employees’ needs and concerns. That is people in 60 countries. More than 50,000 service why the company has always seen economic suc- centres in all countries ensure continuous and cess and sustainable development as going hand comprehensive supplies to customers all over the in hand. Kärcher invests more than the average in world. Innovation is the company’s principal research and development, in modern production growth factor. Over 90% of its products have been methods and in high-quality apprenticeships and in existence for five in-service training for its employees. Family company from years or less. More Over the past 35 years Kärcher has carried out Winnenden than 900 engineers over 100 cleaning projects on historic monu- and technicians are ments, including the colon- engaged in designing new problem solutions at Cultural nades on St. Peter’s Square in the cleaning equipment manufacturer’s develop- commitment Rome, the Brandenburg Gate in ment centres. Berlin, the Statue of Christ in Innovation has been a key element of the corpo- Rio de Janeiro, the over 3,300-year-old Colossi of rate culture ever since the company was set up in Memnon in Luxor, Upper Egypt, and the US Presi- 1935. Alfred Kärcher, an engineer with a passion dents’ heads on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. for invention, applied his inexhaustible creative Cleaning is always undertaken in cooperation drive and ingenuity to finding solutions to techni- with monument conservationists, restorers and cal problems. Yet he never ignored his responsibil- art historians.
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