In June and July of 2023, Kärcher Futuretech signed agreements with the German Armed Forces to supply them with decontamination agents for radioactive, biological, and chemical substances.
The orders include a nuclear decontaminant called RDS 2000 for quick and effective surface decontamination, a biological decontaminant based on peracetic acid (PAA) called BDS 2000, and a chemical decontaminant for all known chemical warfare agents called GDS 2000.
“For us, the orders are an important step in our cooperation with the German Armed Forces, who have been using our decontamination systems and agents for many years,” explains Markus Barner, Managing Director at Kärcher Futuretech. “Compared to earlier agents, the new chemicals are less complicated to use and, despite their higher concentration, are significantly more environmentally friendly.”
The orders come from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and have a total contract value of over 10 million Euros. Final deliveries are scheduled for 2025.
Kärcher Futuretech has a history of supplying the Bundeswehr with various products, including water supply systems, field kitchens, and mobile accommodations for soldiers, in addition to decontamination products.