Kärcher Futuretech GmbH develops, manufactures and markets reliable products for rapid deployment missions in disaster areas and complex emergencies worldwide within four fields: water supply systems, CBRN protection systems, mobile catering systems and field camp systems.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the traditional, family-run company Kärcher Futuretech is obliged to its corporate social responsibility for peace and humanity in addition to environmental protection and puts a great effort in developing sustainable, eco-friendly systems and manufacturing them with satisfied employees and in respect of our nature.
Futuretech has an annual turnover of approximately €40m and more than 100 employees.
CBRN protection and decontamination solutions
Kärcher Futuretech GmbH is a worldwide leader in CBRN protection for both military and civilian applications. We provide a comprehensive system consisting of decontamination equipment including decontamination devices, modules and systems, as well as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination agents.
Futuretech products facilitate a prompt and effective decontamination of people, tanks and other vehicles, air and watercraft, personal weapons, clothing and equipment and sensitive material. Futuretech offers customer-designed solutions in accordance to specific customer requirements.
Water purification systems
To fulfil the basic need for drinking water Futuretech has developed a range of mobile purification systems. These systems are able to desalinate sea and brackish water and produce drinking water out of nearly any water quality without the need for chemicals. The systems can either be mounted on trailers or installed in containers in accordance with specific requirements. Futuretech has also developed mobile water bottling plant and packaging system to provide drinking water in the field.
Mobile catering systems
Futuretech has developed a range of highly mobile and flexible catering systems which can be transported to even the most remote of sites. Ranging from individual cooking modules over field kitchens to container kitchens, all catering systems are designed for transport by road, sea and air. Each kitchen’s burner is fuelled by diesel, gas, heating oil or kerosene.
Field camp systems
Futuretech’s range of field camps are deployable military facilities which – after a short assembly time – provide living and working conditions similar to those in the soldier’s home country during an extended period of deployment abroad. These systems promote the well-being of soldiers and task forces and enhance their morale and motivation.
Overview of Futuretech’s latest products
KCC 500 – Kitchen Catering Container 500
The Kitchen Catering Container KCC 500 offers wide-ranging scope for equipment with the kitchen cooking devices (such as the Combi Steamer KCS 15 MF) and supplementary equipment such as work tops with base cupboards, to provide three main meals and beverages on a daily basis for as many as 500 personnel. This degree of variability is not restricted to the devices themselves. If required, instead of the highly energy efficient, low operating cost liquid fuel burners, kitchen cooking appliances can be selected which create heat by electricity or gas.
TEP 90 – Highly mobile containerized compact decon system
The TEP 90 is a highly mobile, rapidly deployable decontamination system for mission-optimised thorough CBRN decontamination close to contaminated mission forces. Due to ‘state-of-the-art’ decontamination technologies and agents, it meets all relevant technical requirements of a high-performance decontamination system.
The modules/components used in the individual decontamination modules are primarily based on the proven technology used for CBRN defense within the NATO and other military forces and also in special areas of industry.
An 8×8 cross-country vehicle with all-wheel drive and an armored driver’s cab is used as the transport vehicle so that it can be used off roads and paved roads under all weather conditions.
WBP 1300 – Water Bottling Plant
The WBP 1300 – Water Bottling Plant is designed for fully automatic production of bottles from plastic preforms (food quality PET) followed by filling with chlorine-free drinking water. The impressive feature of this system is its rate of production. A WBP 1300 plant can produce up to 26,000 bottles per day of operation, or 9.1 million bottles per year. This leads to a considerable reduction in logistics expense among other things, as only preforms have to be transported, rather than large bottles. The microbiologically superb quality of the bottled drinking water, even under extreme conditions of mobile use, has been confirmed in recent years, when Futuretech systems have been used to fill millions of bottles produced in the field under strict supervision.
At Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEi) in London (13-16 September), the most important military exhibition in Europe this year, Kaercher Futuretech will be presenting three new developments in the areas of mobile catering, water purification and CBRN decontamination. The KCS
Once again, Kaercher Futuretech participated in Global Security Asia, which took place mid-March, only a few days after the disastrous earthquake in Japan. For this reason, the conference in Singapore, which was held under the motto 'Protection and security of persons, property and infrastructure
According to Kaercher Futuretech area sales manager Naktel Ben Fraj, Brazil, the country with the largest population in South America, is a real 'growth market'. It is therefore a must for the committed sales expert to participate with his team at the most important exhibition in Latin America, t
To provide its soldiers with clean water in a handy format, the US Army already used a bottling plant from Kärcher Futuretech close to Al-Kut in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. Since 2010, the activities of the US Army have focused on Afghanistan. In order to ensure the water supply of their soldiers als
Every three years, the NBC defence specialists come together from all over the world to attend a meeting in Sweden. Just a few kilometres north of Stockholm, at Kistamässan in Kista Science City, the experts met for the 'International symposium on protection against chemical and bi
Kärcher Futuretech will start June 2010 packed up to the brim. This year's exhibition schedule is really tight, with exhibitions and other events recurring at 2, 3 or 5-year intervals all taking place this summer. The first will be INTERSCHUTZ, the major international trade show i
It takes place every five years and is well-established due to continuous growth. At this year's Interschutz, a major international trade show in the area of rescue, fire-fighting, disaster control and security, which will be open from 7 to 12 June, in Leipzig, Kärcher Futuretech will be pre
The motto of the “Annual Meeting” of the “Association of the United States Army” (AUSA) in October was: “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation.” This was reflected in some way at the stand of Kaercher Futuretech at the military exhibition in the Washing Convention Center which took place a
For the second time since 2007, Kaercher Futuretech has participated at the "Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition and Forum" (BRIDEX), presenting solutions in the area of mobile water purification, field camp systems and NBC protection systems. Kaercher Futuretech attended the BRIDE
Since the beginning of April, Jens Bauer has added new strength to the board of directors of Kärcher Futuretech GmbH. He holds cross-divisional responsibility for product management, with a special focus on the sales activities aimed at the further development of the company on a long-term b
Down under was the latest destination of Kärcher Futuretech sales manager Dirk Waldow, and the purpose of his trip was clear: He could not miss the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition (AVALON 2009) in Geelong, Victoria, the most important meeting of the Asia
The field camp will soon be tested at the Arctic Circle The individual pieces of the jigsaw puzzle have started to reveal the final picture: the modular air-transportable field camp (FLM) takes form. And right in the centre stands Siegfried Pock, product manager for mobile cateri
At the Defence Services Asia DSA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the largest exhibition in the Asian area, together with its Malaysian partners Corporate Envoy and Challenge Corporation, Kärcher Futuretech presented its systems for peace-keeping forces. At the 11th edition of this exhibition which to
Kaärcher announce the official hand-over of the complete TEP 90 system to the German army on the 10 June at the Ka¨rcher production facility in Obersontheim. The event will be attended by top-tier delegates from the defence sectors. The TEP 90 is currently the most up-to-date,
Virtual expansion into new worlds From the beginning of this year, the Kaercher Futuretech website is now also available in Arabic. Following the German, English, Spanish and French versions introduced to the Internet in the last two years, the adaptation of the site to the Arabi
At the end of September, Kärcher Futuretech emerged as the winner of a tender issued by the German armed forces for a field camp for 150 persons. The FLM consists of a total of twelve components. In the portfolio of Kärcher Futuretech, which acts as the main supplier, are the sanitary,
Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation including five ministers and the Mozambican ambassador, visited Kaercher in Winnenden. During his state visit to Germany, the President took the opportunity to find out about innovative cleaning technology and m
E-Z-EM, the manufacturer and license owner of RSDL, is proud to announce that Kärcher Futuretech GmbH is their new exclusive distributor of RSDL (Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion) in Germany. This partnership, which brings together E-Z-EM, a reputable pharmaceutical company and K
Winnenden – Following an invitation from Kärcher, deputy army-chief-of-staff, Lieutenant General G¨nter Weiler, paid a visit to Kärcher together with Lieutenant Colonel Holger Draber and Lieutenant Colonel Stephan Schmidt. Welcomed by the managing director and managemen
Winnenden – At IDEX (International Defence Exhibition), the largest exhibition in the Arabic region, held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Kärcher Futuretech presented a large variety of products from its 'systems for peacekeepers' range to its customers and the public.
At the end of last year, Kärcher Futuretech GmbH became an independent entity within the framework of the worldwide Kärcher organisation. The previous 'Sales Government Customers' division was taken over by Kärcher Futuretech GmbH in order to be able to react more flexibly to the