1962 年， Kärcher 在法国成立了首个国外子公司，紧接着又成立了奥地利和瑞士分公司。 In 1962 , Kärcher established its first foreign subsidiary in France, followed by Austria and Switzerland. 1975 年， Karcher 在巴西建立了一个工厂； 10 年之后，公司在北美、非洲、澳大利亚和其它地区已经建立了 16 个销售分公司。 Internationalization progressed rapidly. In 1975 , Karcher established a factory in Brazil; 10 years later, the company has established 16 sales offices in North America, Africa, Australia and other regions . 2012 年， Kärcher 已在 57 个国家建立了海外子公司，创造了 85% 的海外销售额。 As of 2012 , Kärcher has established overseas subsidiaries in 57 countries, generating 85% of overseas sales. 190 多个国家建立了 40000 多个服务中心，确保为全世界客户提供全面的服务。 It has established more than 40,000 service centers in more than 190 countries , ensuring comprehensive services for customers worldwide.
Innovation drives growth
After going through the diversification phase, Kärcher turned his attention to the field of high pressure cleaning in 1974. During this time, the color of the machine changed from blue to Kärcher yellow, which is now famous worldwide. In 1980 the company expanded its product line to cover a variety of cleaning products and began to enter the field of transportation and construction applications. Since then, new products have been added, including wet and dry vacuum cleaners, floor sweepers, floor scrubbers, car wash systems, steam cleaners, detergents, drinking water, and sewage treatment plants.
One of the landmark products in Kärcher's history was the first portable high-pressure cleaner HD 555 profi introduced in 1984, and finally entered the end consumer market. In 1993, the company expanded its product line and increased the indoor cleaning business. Since then, Kärcher has started to provide cleaners for home users, such as steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners. In 2003, the company introduced the world's first fully autonomous vacuum cleaning robot, RoboCleaner RC 3000, to the market. In 2007 Kärcher entered a new business area: horticulture, introducing irrigation pumps, drainage products, as well as residential water supplies and various accessories.