Kärcher Employs Carter Jonas in Hunt for More UK Outlets
Date of Article
Oct 20 2020
Sector
Commercial

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Stuart is a Partner and the Head of Carter Jonas’ Bristol office retail and leisure team. He has many years on experience in the retail and leisure sectors based from Bristol but operating across the UK. Stuart has focused on acquisition, disposal and consultancy advice for a number of national occupiers together with agency, development, investment for landlords, developers and investors.

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World-leading cleaning technology company, Kärcher has appointed Carter Jonas's commercial agency team in its search for additional sites as it looks to expand the chain.

The German company, which makes a range of high-pressure washers, vacuum cleaners and other cleaning equipment, is set to expand its UK operations targeting 12 additional Kärcher Centers over the next 4 years for their one-stop-shop for both domestic and commercial customers, offering sales, service and advice for the entire Kärcher range. Targets include Birmingham, Manchester, Scotland, Southampton, Lincoln, Cambridge, York and Crawley.

The company has operated in the UK market for more than 30 years and currently has 24 outlets across the country. Carter Jonas is advising on the next stage of its growth strategy to find prominent sites of between 3,000 - 13,000 sq ft with good access from main roads, close to industrial parks and with customer parking facilities. Suitable outlets will be able to accommodate a wide range of uses, including workshop and storage space, as well as showcasing the company's innovative product solutions. Ex-car showrooms are of particular interest as the emphasis is on the showroom element where display windows are particularly important.

Stuart Williams, Partner, Commercial, Carter Jonas said: "Kärcher's plan to expand is a vote of confidence in its UK market - helped by the additional interest in cleaning at home and in the work place - and will provide a boost to landlords with potentially suitable sites. This established brand is renowned for its commercial and domestic cleaning technology and its growth strategy is a testament to the quality of its products and the relationships it has built with its customer base over many years. Our team is extremely pleased to be working with Kärcher once again to find the best locations for its further expansion."