Kärcher to break ground for New Region North America Headquarters – Mayor Bob LaGare, City of Aurora, to speak at historic event along with other dignitaries
AURORA, Colo. – Feb. 5, 2019 – Kärcher, the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology, will be officially breaking ground for the development of a new, 380,000 square-foot facility to house its Region North America Headquarter in Aurora, Colorado, on Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 am at 24000 E. 64th Avenue, Aurora, CO. The Honorable Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare will the keynote speaker and will join other local dignitaries at this important ground breaking for Kärcher, its customers, the city and state. This next step for Kärcher will improve the United States operations’ footprint to ensure competitiveness and sustainable growth. Kärcher manufactures commercial, industrial and consumer cleaning technology solutions and the US is one of the largest subsidiaries of the Kärcher Group, based out of Germany.
Kärcher is proud to have partnered with the Aurora Economic Development Council to secure a suitable site on 23 acres in Porteos located in Aurora, Colorado. Upon completion the facility will include manufacturing, warehousing and office space, with a three-story office and training area totaling 90,000 square feet and 290,000 square feet of manufacturing, assembly and distribution space. With the added benefit of being close to Denver International Airport, the facility will be well-situated to host its customers and global guests. In total, the North American headquarter will house about 350 jobs in the City of Aurora and is a $50 million investment for the company.
“Optimizing our advanced manufacturing technologies places us in a strong position to meet the needs of our customers. Kärcher has a clear growth strategy and this facility will ensure we are positioned to grow, both domestically and globally, with future innovations,” says Javier Gonzalez, CEO Region North America. Executives from the German-based company will be at the event, including Markus Asch, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, Javier Gonzalez, Region North America CEO, Jason Mangone, Region North America CFO and Claus Schroeder, Executive Vice President of Operations.
The new facility in Aurora is Kärcher-owned and is designed to operate more effectively and efficiently with regards to production, distribution, quality and purchasing. The new facility will be equipped with a digital warehouse management system designed to optimize intralogistic processes. Along with a new manufacturing execution system, advanced assembly concepts, new production lines and state of the are testing equipment, the facility will operate at a higher level of efficiency and utilization than ever before in the US. All of this will allow for improved customer experiences with regards to quality, availability, visibility and support.
“We are proud of the partnerships built around this deal and it clearly shows how valuable this area in Aurora and Adams County is in the evolving story of our city, county, and region,” said Aurora City Mayor Bob, LeGare. “We’re welcoming a world-class primary employer that is creating hundreds of jobs and investing tens of millions of dollars into our community in addition to bringing thousands of business visitors to Aurora each year to positively impact our economy.”
“This deal is a prime example of how the City of Aurora and Adams County are growing on the global stage, said Wendy Mitchell, President and CEO of the Aurora Economic Development Council. “It’s important because it’s a headquarters but also because Kärcher is a top international company. It signals to the rest of the world that Aurora is a place to pay attention to and this deal will catalyze additional economic development in the future. We have a lot of eyes on us and as we step into the future. Having Kärcher as a partner with this new state-of-the-art facility will support the growth we want to see in advanced manufacturing and encourage other businesses to consider locating and growing here with these types of operations.”
Kärcher partnered with SunCap Property Group and Brinkmann Constructors for the construction of the new building with completion fall of 2019.
About Aurora Economic Development Council
A partnership between business and government for more than three decades, the Aurora Economic Development Council champions Colorado’s most promising growth industries including aerospace and defense, bioscience, transportation logistics and energy, positioning Aurora and Colorado to win new jobs in an intensely competitive market. We create new primary jobs through innovative deal creation, strategic partnerships, and by advocating for economically sustainable public policy. The Aurora Economic Development Council is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation comprised of the leading 100 companies in the Aurora/Denver metro area, the city of Aurora, and Adams and Arapahoe Counties. For more information on the Aurora Economic Development Council, visit www.auroraedc.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook..
Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
Kärcher is the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology. The family-owned enterprise employs more than 12,300 people in 67 countries and more than 110 subsidiaries. More than 50,000 service centers in all countries ensure continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world. In 2017, Kärcher reached the highest sales with more than 2.5 billion euros, the highest sales in its history.
Kärcher North America, Inc. is one of the largest subsidiaries of the Kärcher Group with over 1,150 employees. In North America, Kärcher produces and distributes products and services under the brands Kärcher, Windsor Kärcher Group, Landa Kärcher Group, Hotsy, Water Maze, Spraymart, Cuda Kärcher Group, WOMA Kärcher Group and Shark Kärcher Group. The company’s solutions serve customers’ cleaning needs in an economical and environmentally-friendly manner.