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Kärcher's new UK HQ opens its doors

Published 13th October, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Kärcher's new UK HQ opens its doors

Kärcher UK's brand new, purpose-built UK headquarters opened for business at Banbury's Brookhill Way on Tuesday 13 September 2016. The move has been a long time in the planning and, as the new site includes a Kärcher Center shop, a large Academy for customer and employee training, and in phase two a Wash Center for the public, the move is expected to make a difference to staff, customers and the local community alike.

When Kärcher launched in the UK back in the 1970s the world was a very different place - James Callaghan was prime minister, you could buy a house for £13,000, and the now famous domestic range was still a decade away - but the company has grown to employ almost 300 people and its product range now encompasses 380 machines across 13 product lines for both home and garden and professional users.

Simon Keeping, managing director of Kärcher UK, said: "While Kärcher is renowned for our commercial and domestic pressure washers, other products are increasingly coming to the fore - among them our window vacs, steam cleaners and professional floor care solutions. These are exciting times and this opportunity, afforded by the company's expansion, is testament to the quality inherent in Kärcher - not only of our products but of our team and its ethos too. In order to maintain continuity amidst our growth and retain key Kärcher knowhow, remaining near to our Banbury roots was crucial. Indeed the new site is only one mile from the old, albeit the environment will be very different.”

The company is confident that the Kärcher Academy, through its certified training courses, and Kärcher Center Banbury, through informal advice and support, will each serve to help better acquaint visitors with smarter, greener and more efficient cleaning practice.

The new company address is: Kärcher UK Ltd, Kärcher House, Brookhill Way, Banbury, OX16 3ED. Tel: 01295 752000.

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