Prof. Ulrich Böhme, Werner Mebert
Alfred Kärcher was inspired by American hot water high-pressure washers, which the American army entrusted to him for repair after World War II. Based on the operation principle of those devices, he designed the first European pressure washer DS 350 that revolutionised cleaning technology in private households.
Nowadays Kärcher is the global market leader in cleaning technology. Its products are sold in 60 countries. Kärcher is headquartered in Winnenden and has its plant in Obersontheim, Bühlertal.