Apps Run The World

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG Digital Transformation Initiatives

Apps Run The World

About the Customer

Kärcher, a family-owned enterprise, is the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology. With pressure washers, vacuums and steam cleaners, home and garden pumps, sweepers and floor scrubbers, vehicle washes, cleaning agents, dry ice blasters, drinking and wastewater treatment plants, and water dispensers, it offers a range of innovative problem solutions. These include coordinated products, cleaning agents and accessories, along with advice and service.

Scope and Challenges

Dassault Systèmes, announced that Kärcher adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to digitally transform its existing processes worldwide and be first to market with efficient, resource-conserving cleaning systems, products, and services. 

Kärcher will rely on the “Single Source for Speed” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The company will integrate its product development processes, improve collaboration and knowledge sharing for up to 1,200 employees, and reduce product development and production costs.  

Following this first phase, Kärcher intends to extend its use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create a digital twin for system engineering, configuration, manufacturing, after-sales services, and packaging design. 

Outcome and Implications

“Successful industrial equipment companies must be able to define and manufacture quality products tailored to customer preferences and service them anywhere in the world at record speed, despite growing market competition, complexity and costs,” said Philippe Bartissol, Vice President, Industrial Equipment Industry, Dassault Systèmes. 

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is for any company—large or small—seeking a robust digital environment that facilitates the design, simulation, manufacturing engineering, service engineering and decision-making needed to make this happen.”


“We planned to deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on-premise to strengthen our brand performance, innovation, and quality, but once we understood the values and benefits that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud can bring to our business, we clearly chose the cloud,” said Michael Stritzelberger, Executive Vice President, Kärcher.  “We support our enterprise-wide strategy to digitally transform to the cloud while gaining the flexibility and agility to innovate for customers.”

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Enterprise Software & Cloud Applications Purchased by Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

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Dassault Systemes Legacy Applications Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Project Portfolio Management PPM 1200 n/a 2018 2019

IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

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