‘Karcher Cleans the World’ Comes to Manila
Published · Thursday, December 07, 2017 06:51 PM
In its efforts to preserve the Rizal Monument, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the National Parks Development Committee has partnered with Kärcher, the global leader in cleaning technology, to clean and spruce up the Rizal Shrine in Luneta on December 14, 2017.
Karcher will be using high pressure cleaning, the same specialized techniques it has employed to help restore over 100 historic monuments worldwide to their former glory under its ongoing global initiative, Kärcher Cleans the World. These monumental cleaning projects include the Matsudagawa dam in Japan, Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and the famous Merlion at Sentosa, Singapore.
For this year, Karcher has chosen the Philippines as its beneficiary for the campaign with the cleanup of the Rizal Monument which, throughout the years, has seen its fair share of wear and tear. Its (no longer) white granite obelisk, together with the bronze statue of Rizal, is unfortunately a far cry from its original look as streaks of black dirt collected over the decades tarnishes its once-regal appearance.
Being the world market leader in cleaning technology, it was an honor for Kärcher to be able to harness its expertise to restore such a Monument that embodies the life and works of the great Filipino martyr.
Hartmut Jenner, CEO& Chairman of the Management Board of Kärcher said, “Standing as a beacon of Filipino culture and values, the Rizal Monument deserves nothing but the utmost care about its appearance, and we are honored to be given this opportunity. This assignment also reaffirms Kärcher’s commitment to our clients in the Philippines, and our mission to preserve historical landmarks around the globe.”
The Clean-up project will be happening from December 14 to 15, 2017.
Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG (Kärcher) is a family-owned multi-national company that operates worldwide and is well known for its range of high-pressure cleaners, vacuum cleaners and other cleaning equipments, implements, solutions both for industrial, commercial and home use. Headquartered in Winnenden, Germany, it produces both cleaning equipments and full cleaning systems. Being the world market leader in cleaning technology, it employs more than 10,000 people all over the world and has over 100 subsidiaries in 60 countries.
In the Philippines, Karcher Inc. or otherwise internally named AK-PH, formally established its operation in 2015, a direct subsidiary of Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG. and the first Karcher Center in the country, including its office and service center and workshop was formally inaugurated in September 2015.
About Kärcher for Culture Campaign
As cleaning specialists, Kärcher has been actively involved in supporting the preservation of historical monuments and buildings, free of charge, for over 30 years. Kärcher has already demonstrated its experience and expertise on over 100 restoration projects worldwide. There is no better place to see what Kärcher cleaning products can do than in its international cleaning projects, from the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin – Kärcher cleans the world!
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