Company Profile Kärcher Futuretech GmbH
Kärcher Futuretech GmbH with its headquarters near Stuttgart (Germany) develops, manufactures, and markets modular products and systems worldwide for rapid deployment missions in disaster areas and complex emergencies. The company offers solutions in the product categories: Water Supply Systems, Mobile Catering Systems, Field Camp Systems and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Protection Systems. Futuretech was spun off in 2005 and became an independent subsidiary of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG. Today the company employs around 125 people.
Skills developed over more than 35 years
After founding his own company in 1935, Alfred Kärcher succeeded in developing Europe's first hot water high-pressure cleaner in 1950. The know-how in combustion and heat transfer technology proved to be so forward-looking that it is still the basis of most of our systems today. Only nine years later, in 1959, the company set the first milestone towards decontamination with the DS 570, a high-pressure cleaner for the application of decontamination and cleaning agents. The first contracts were concluded with German armed forces, resulting in a long and successful cooperation that continues to this day.
Due to the great importance of decontamination and field camp systems, Kärcher founded a new department at the end of the 1970s. The department was responsible for the military market as well as civil protection and disaster control. With the development of the first burner in 1982, the company build the foundation for mobile catering. Two years later, the first prototype of the tactical field kitchen (TFK 250) was produced. After intensive further development in 1988, it was handed over to a German military organisation for the first time.
In the early 90s, Kärcher started the development and production of mobile water treatment plants. These were deployed shortly afterwards in areas affected by the great floods of 1993 in the Midwest of America and in 1999 by the earthquake in İzmit in Turkey. The constant growth of the department within Kärcher led to the founding of the independent subsidiary Kärcher Futuretech in 2005. Kärcher Futuretech is still in close contact with Kärcher today. In October 2011 Kärcher Futuretech also moved to the new company headquarters in Schwaikheim.
Today we are an international leading expert in CBRN decontamination systems.
Mobile CBRN decontamination
Decontamination measures prevent and minimise threats to the life and health of mission forces and local populations that can result from hazardous CBRN materials. We offer a variety of system solutions and components for the decontamination of people, gear, sensitive equipment, vehicles and infrastructure.
Mobile Water Supply
Clean drinking water is the most valuable asset in every situation and the supply can be ensured using mobile water purification. We offer you mobile and reliable systems for the treatment, filling, storage and distribution of drinking water.
Freshly cooked on site instead of kept warm and transported. Our mobile catering systems offer you flexible solutions for rapid response catering, with freshly cooked meals rich in variety, and resource-saving preparation of otherwise time-consuming dishes even under extreme conditions.
Mobile field camp systems
In the area of mobile field camp systems we offer tailor-made solutions that are adapted to our customers' needs. As well as catering and water supply systems, important modules include heaters and air conditioners, sanitary facilities and laundry systems, all designed to ensure autonomous operation and optimum networking.