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    Aurora Economic Development Council and Kärcher Announce North American Headquarters Moving to Aurora, Colorado

    November 28, 2018
    AURORA, Colo. – Denver-based Kärcher North America, a US subsidiary of German parent company Kärcher, the family-owned world’s leading provider of efficient, resource-conserving cleaning systems, announced today that it is moving its North American headquarters and manufacturing hub to Aurora, Colorado in Adams County. 
    Kärcher partnered with the Aurora Economic Development Council (AEDC) to find and secure a suitable 23-acre site for the new 380,000 square foot facility in the Porteos development near Denver International Airport (DEN). 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. Adams County Economic Development(ACED) also supported the project as a liaison with Adams County.  
    “We are thrilled to be coming to Aurora and look forward to having these operations in a brand new, Kärcher-owned facility. “This space has been designed to optimize our manufacturing processes as well as the experience for our customers,” said Javier Gonzalez, Kärcher CEO Region North America. “The location near DEN is ideal for our customers and workforce and this was an important factor in our decision to move our Region North America headquarters to Aurora.” 
    Jason Mangone, Kärcher CFO, added, “We’re excited to be a leader in the development of this new frontier in Aurora and look forward to the surrounding development that is to come in the area.” 
    In addition to other operations, the Region North America headquarters will serve as Kärcher’s main training facility, bringing in visitors from across the globe. Kärcher, on average, generates 2,500 hotel room nights per year. Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare said, “This is an all-around win for the City of Aurora. 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.” 
    Wendy Mitchell, President and CEO of AEDC added, “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Kärcher into the community as a partner. Aurora is a prime location for global companies to grow because of the connectivity that the City can offer through its proximity to DEN. With rapidly increasing international flights, we’re connected to a plethora of destinations across the globe. As economic development goes, international headquarters deals are what get us really excited. This deal shows once again that Aurora is becoming a strong, global business destination and is ripe for Class A office space development.”
    Kärcher’s new facility is expected to open in September of 2019, with the migration dates of existing facilities still to be determined.
    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.