Case Studies

Accurate Color Measurement

The name Kärcher is synonymous with the inventive spirit that is typically Swabian. The family-run company from Winnenden, near Stuttgart, is a global market leader in the field of cleaning systems. Kärcher has achieved an increase in both turnover and the number of products sold in 2008 despite the general economic downturn, achieving the company’s best ever result on both fronts. Kärcher sells its products in more than 190 countries worldwide, with local sales branches in 41 countries. The constant and intensive growth of the Kärcher group over recent years has been mainly due to the commitment of its 7000 or so employees.

Employees strongly identify themselves with the company and embody its corporate culture in both their professional and private lives. As well as the many different applications in domestic households, which range from highpressure cleaning, garden pumps and sweeping machines to steam irons, Kärcher also supply cleaning machines to industry, including vacuum cleaners, scrubberdryers, vehicle washing systems and dry ice blasters.

Kärcher has been using spectrophotometers supplied by Konica Minolta Sensing for checking its incoming and outgoing goods since 2005. The CM-2600d flexible and ergonomically designed portable spectrophotometer was the easiest to integrate in to the company’s own quality management system. It is essentially the industrial standard. It guarantees the quality of all of the related manufacturing stages during the production of the company’s wide range of products, thus maintaining the corporate identity of Kärcher and its suppliers.

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