Karcher’s Cooperation with DRS
The motto of the “Annual Meeting” of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) was the same as the year before: “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation.”
This strength was also visible in the large number of visitors whereas a total of 32,000 people visited this event in 2009 and as many pre-registered for AUSA 2010 (Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, on 25-27 October 2010).
Kärcher Futuretech, who has 2 on-going projects with the US Army, presented the successful operation of two water bottling stations in Camp Dwyer (Helmand Province, Afghanistan). After setting up a suitable infrastructure, about 11,000 bottles per day have been filled with drinking water since August 12. On the last day of the exhibition, the output reached a total of 671,327 bottles – a result that Dariel Mayfield, in charge of “Project Management Petroleum and Water Systems“ (PM PAWS) of the US Army, proudly pointed out.
The cooperation with Karcher’s strategic partner DRS Technologies is visibly yielding fruit. New in this scenario is Donald E. Strick, Kärcher Futuretech Business Development Manager for North-America. Together with Sales Manager Wolfgang Kliem, he actively prepared the AUSA in such a way that more than 20 high-ranking personalities from the close Kärcher Futuretech environment only (US Army, PM PAWS, DRS Technologies) accepted an invitation to the residence of the German Ambassador in Georgetown.
Kärcher Futuretech will do its utmost to further develop its position in the US market, and to achieve stable sales figures in the future. The JSTDS-SS, a light decontamination system, for which DRS Technologies obtained a follow-up order from the US Army in the mid 2009, was, of course, an obligatory exhibit at the joint stand of the 14 German exhibitor companies as well as the innovative Water Bagging System which is able to fill 2 to 20 litre bags with water in the field.