We are presenting to you the Alfred Kärcher GmbH – second time on board

After last year’s successful cooperation, we are proud to announce Kärcher again as Visionary Sponsor of this year’s Hackathon Stuttgart 2017! Thank you very much for helping us making the event into something special.
For our Hacker Community here is a quick overview about the company:

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

Kärcher is the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology. In 2016, the family-owned enterprise achieved its highest ever turnover of EUR 2.33 billion  With high and ultra-high pressure washers, vacuum and steam cleaners, pumps, sweepers and floor scrubbers, vehicle cleaning systems, cleaning agents, dry ice blasters, drinking and waste water treatment plants, water dispensers and an comprehensive professional fleet managementoffers a range of innovative problem solutions.

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG employs more than 12,000 people in 67 countries. More than 50,000 service centres in all countries ensure continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world. Innovation is the company’s principal growth factor. More than 900 engineers and technicians are engaged in designing new problem solutions at the cleaning equipment manufacturer’s development centres.

Focus on innovation

Innovation has been a key element of the corporate culture ever since the company was founded in 1935. Alfred Kärcher, an engineer with a passion for invention, applied his inexhaustible creative drive and ingenuity to finding solutions to technical problems. Yet he never ignored his responsibility for his employees’ needs and concerns. That is why the company has always seen economic success and sustainable development as going hand in hand. Kärcher invests more than the average in research and development, modern production methodshigh-quality apprenticeships and in-service training for its employees.

Social Responsibility

Over the past 35 years Kärcher has carried out over 100 cleaning projects on historic monuments, including the colonnades on St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro, the over 3,300-year-old Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, Upper Egypt, and the US Presidents’ heads on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Cleaning is always undertaken in cooperation with monument conservationists, restorers and art historians.

Also the company supports SOS children’s villages around the world and founded together with the Global Nature Fund the initiative Clean Water for the World, that supports countries in building green filter systems for ecological water treatment.

What to expect?

Be curious about the offer Kärcher has for you during the Hackathon. Last year we had a bunch of great ideas that where developed with the Kärcher API. If you want to read more about those ideas feel free to go to our page Last Hackathons.

We will give you the next update shortly before the event will start. We are really looking forward!