The cleaning company Kärcher has been named as a supplier to the Sochi 2014 Games in the category "Event Cleaning Services". The agreement was signed by the President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and the CEO of LLC "Kärcher", Oleg Minaev. According to the agreement, Kärcher will provide the Games organizers with more than 200 pieces of machinery and the company's staff will be hired during the Olympic Games to carry out technical support of the cleaning machinery operating at the venues in the Coastal and Mountain Clusters.
Throughout the duration of the Games, there will be 153 pieces of Kärcher machinery operating in the Olympic Park, including floor sweepers with a driver's seat, walk-behind self-propelled sweepers and indoor scrubbers and sweepers. There will be 64 pieces of machinery operating in the Mountain Cluster, including 13 walk-behind self-propelled sweepers.
The President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said:
"We are glad that the task of keeping the Olympic venues ship-shape is going to be in the reliable hands of Kärcher, a company which is a leader in its field and has demonstrated its professional approach time and again at previous Games. So, thanks to Kärcher, the cleanliness of the Olympic venues of the Coastal and Mountain Clusters will be 100% guaranteed."
The CEO of LLC Kärcher, an affiliate company of the corporation Alfred Kärcher GmbH & KG in Russia, Oleg Minaev, commented:
"Supporting international and national sporting events is a tradition that goes a long way back at Kärcher. We always try to put sport and a healthy lifestyle as much in the spotlight as possible, as these things accord fully with the company's values. Kärcher's involvement in the global sporting celebration that is the Sochi 2014 Olympics is going to be yet another milestone in terms of getting people involved in developing physical culture. Our cleaning equipment has been used at the Olympic Games on many occasions, and we are proud to have become a supplier for the next Olympic Games in Sochi. Our past experience in providing services at events of this nature represents a guarantee that the quality of the cleaning at the sports venues is going to be second to none."
Notes to the editor
LLC Kärcher is an affiliate company of the corporation Alfred Kärcher GmbH & KG in Russia.
The cleaning company Kärcher, founded in Germany in 1935 by the inventor Alfred Kärcher, is the leading producer of cleaning equipment, and domestic and professional cleaning systems, around the world. Innovations are the company's most important success factor. Kärcher possesses the patents to over 1200 inventions and industrial designs. The product lines manufactured by Kärcher combine functionality with an expressive design, and have won over 100 national and international awards. One of the main principles at the heart of Kärcher's activities is to manufacture products which are safe for both people and the environment. Kärcher's environmental management system was the first in this sector to be certified under the standard DIN EN ISO 14001, and the company has signed up to the Copenhagen and Cancun Climate Change Accords; at the corporation's affiliate companies, cutting-edge technological solutions have been implemented, designed to help preserve the environment.
The IOC Worldwide Partners who have signed agreements relating to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games are: AtoS, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, McDonald's, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
To date, the following companies have become General Partners for the 2014 Games: Aeroflot, BOSCO Sport, MegaFon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Sberbank of Russia, and Volkswagen Group Rus.
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