Kärcher Group acquires Max Holder GmbH


Kärcher and Max Holder GmbH have announced the two companies will merge.

On October 10, Holder announced the company will be acquired by the Kärcher Group. The acquisition aims to strengthen the position of Holder in the global market of municipal carrier vehicles.

Likewise, the acquisition will also help to expand Kärcher’s ever growing footprint in the cleaning and sweeping equipment industry.

“As we look to the future, we will benefit from the synergy effects in research and development, purchasing, production and sales and make both brands even more successful,” said Hartmut Jenner, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of management of Kärcher.

“As the market leader for municipal carriers, the Max Holder group of companies has an extraordinary expertise in the development and production of municipal vehicles, and so ideally completes the Kärcher product portfolio.”

Prior to the acquisition, Holder was developing its planned launch and implementation of their American spare parts warehouse along with its expanding dealer network and coverage in the United States.

The Kärcher Group, founded in 1935, is headquartered in Winnenden, Germany and remains a family-owned company to this day.

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Now the world market leader in cleaning technology, over the past 83 years, Kärcher has grown from one innovative engineer to a team of more than 12,000 worldwide.

Max Holder GmbH is a manufacturer of articulated tractors. Since 1888, Max Holder GmbH, which operates out of Reutligen, Germany, has built high-performance products for winter maintenance, grounds care, sweeping, cleaning and watering.

Holder Tractors Inc. and Holder Tractors Corp. are the North American subsidiaries of Max Holder GmbH headquartered in Embrun, Ontario, with dealers, representatives and service locations in Canada and the United States.

As a producer of hot and cold-water pressure washers, Kärcher Canada’s line includes more than 100 different industrial and commercial pressure washers. As well, the company’s commercial and industrial grade, floor-cleaning equipment features innovative cleaning solutions.