Worlds #1 cleaning brand Kärcher opens purpose built center at its new Oceania headquarters
Kärcher Oceania’s new head office in Mount Waverley, Victoria is designed to provide a one-stop-shop for customers, dealers and consumers, offering sales, service, advice and practical learning for the entire Kärcher range.
When it comes to cleaning solutions there is no one quite like Kärcher. With the largest range in the industry, the family owned enterprise has come a long way since Alfred Kärcher’s first inventions, and is now 13,000 employees strong with an unrivalled portfolio of over 3,000 machines – providing solutions from industrial sweepers and floor scrubbers to domestic window cleaning and vacuums. And of course, pressure washers; after all, it is where the Kärcher story first began.
This launch marked Kärcher Center number 744 across the globe and forms part of a broader expansion strategy to have 1000 centers by 2020.
The official opening was presided over by Mr Hartmut Jenner, Kärcher’s Global Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Kärcher Management Board.
The purpose built space accommodates office, conference and service facilities, as well as Kärcher’s all-important Training Academy and retail space. The center, including the Academy and the demonstration floor area is approximately 850 square metres. The space even comprises nine different types of flooring including marble, vinyl, tile and granite to demonstrate the versatility and capabilities of the Kärcher range.
At the opening ceremony, Mr Jenner said, “As an innovation-driven company, Kärcher has an ever-evolving portfolio so it is important to provide a place to allow people to use the latest machines and learn how to master difficult cleaning tasks; the Academy and Kärcher Center here is an excellent place to show the people our cleaning expertise and help them find the right cleaning solution. It is very important for us to have a place like this in the important Australian market.”
Commenting on the opening, Region President and Australian Managing Director, Hamish Matheson said, “The opening of our new HQ is fantastic. It is a great opportunity to thank everyone for the part they played in the move to Mount Waverley. The investment in these facilities sets us up for continued growth across the region. I am very proud of our new Kärcher Head Office – and all the people who work there. We look forward to welcoming Kärcher Center visitors and helping them to find smarter, faster, greener and more efficient ways to clean.”
Check out the new Kärcher Center at 385 Ferntree Gully Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149.