Denver-based Kärcher North America, a U.S. 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.
Kärcher partnered with the Aurora Economic Development Council to find and secure a 23-acre site for the new 380,000-square foot-facility in the Porteos development near Denver International Airport. The North American headquarters will house about 350 jobs in the city of Aurora and is a $50 million investment for the company. Adams County Economic Development 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 2019, with the migration dates of existing facilities still to be determined.