In this issue of Building and Facilities News we are pleased to feature Kärcher UK as our Cleaning Equipment & Solutions Company of the Month.
Kärcher is a German family-owned company that operates worldwide and is known for its range of pressure washers, professional cleaning equipment for industry, window vacuum cleaners and the innovative FC 5 Hard Floor Cleaner.
Kärcher UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, and supported by four other KOKO’s around the UK that can be found in Newcastle, Bristol, Nottingham and Banbury.
Known as specialists in cleaning equipment for homes and businesses, we were keen to find out more about such an innovative company. We spoke to Daniel Took, Head of Professional Product Marketing at Kärcher UK who explained why Kärcher UK is so successful.
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, with over 90% of our machines being less than 5 years old. Increasing our knowledge in the field and the product offering we have is a key part of our strategy, we had 678 active patents in 2022 which is growing year on year. It is not just the products that we bring to our customers that set us apart, but the sheer scale at which we can operate. From our nationwide coverage by our service engineers – who also offer All Brand Servicing for machines of any type, to our dedicated Field Support Executives that can offer on-site support for our customers, as well as access to our ever-expanding network of Kärcher Centres. We also have an array of financial solutions – whether it be Purchase, Hire or Lease. We are a complete solutions provider when it comes to anything cleaning!”
Recently launched was the company’s first autonomous robotic Scrubber Dryer, the KIRA B 50. This is a fully autonomous scrubber dryer, designed to tackle medium and large floor areas. The KIRA B 50 is good for business as it eradicates the need for qualified personnel to clean large surface floor areas allowing your team to focus on more complex cleaning tasks. Schedule the machine to a specific time period and precisely preset the water volume that you want used to save time, money and resources. It’s proven roller brush technique with pre-sweeping function and side brush works at a 55cm width and performs highly in an area of up to 2,300m2 per hour. Most suitable for places such as airports, logistics warehouses, hospitals, shopping centres, schools, sports halls, and more.
Kärcher UK has also recently rebranded and integrated its Hire Business, from Cleansweep to Kärcher Hire, bringing them within the same business entity. The option to hire equipment on a flexible basis will help to reduce business overheads without compromising cleaning needs.
“This service allows new and existing business customers to hire a range of Kärcher UK products to deliver everyday cleaning needs quickly and efficiently. The integration will be underpinned by the opening of multiple new depots to speed up delivery times, with five planned to be operational by the end of the year,” added Daniel.
The rebranding and integration of its Hire business coupled with the launch of the KIRA B 50 is key to all Kärcher UK customers and will enable the company to support them with the many challenges that the industry is currently facing. Learning to adapt and overcome is something Kärcher UK is well versed to and will only aid its growth trajectory moving forward.