A world leading manufacturer of cleaning equipments, Kärcher and the local Shariff have agreed work together to clean cars at the East African Safari Classic Rally 2013


Kärcher, in conjunction with its local dealer partners Alibhai Shariff will continue its global rally campaign in Kenya. It provides cleaning services to the 60 teams that have registered for the 2013 East African Safari Classic Rally. The Rally kicks off today, and is open to motor vehicles built before 31st December 1978.

 Kärcher, is a family owned enterprise and is the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology. It employs 10,000 people in 60 countries and 100 companies. More than 50,000 service centers in all countries ensure continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world. In 2012, Kärcher reached sales of 1.92 billion euros with 10.8 million units sold, the highest number of quantities in its history.


 “The East African Safari Classic Rally has gone a long way in reclaiming the position of the East African circuit, a position it rightly deserves because of its fecund legacy. It is always a pleasure to see local and international companies dedicate their resources to the event, and our sponsors play a big part in ensuring the event is a success,” said Mr. Ashok Bhalla, the event manager for the East African Safari Classic Rally.


The Company will also shadow Car No. 49 during the grueling ten-day event. Car No. 49, a Datsun 240Z, has been sponsored by Base Titanium Community Project. It will be driven by Asad Anwar and navigated by Kashif Shaikh. Asad’s uncanny knack on super specials has earned him the “Master of Spectator Stages” status, and he is ready to make his mark in the 2013 Safari Classic.

 “We are excited that through our local partners, Alibhai Shariff, we get to be a part of the East African Safari Classic Rally. We will undoubtedly enjoy working with all the teams, and trailing Car No. 49 for the entire event.” explained Mr. Bode Dembele,

 Sales Manager Africa & Market Development from Kärcher said that exceptional motoring, both on and off the track is a product of good maintenance and innovation. Constant improvements to our technology and design, we are able to provide top-of-the-range services to drivers and conserve our environment by improving efficient use of resources.
Kärcher has given support to rally teams at some of the most iconic global events, including the world-famous Dakar Rally. Over 3,000 washes were carried out during the Dakar Rally. The pressure machines perform optimally well in the harsh terrain. These pressure washers consume about 80% less water than ordinary garden hoses, ensuring maximum efficiency during use. In addition to this, the electricity and time savings provided offer drivers real value.

 It is in the spirit of preserving Kärcher’s success at the Dakar Rally that they shall collaborate with the Alibhai Shariff team and erect cleaning stations at the Amboseli stop (parc fermé) on the 25th of November 2013. All arriving rally cars and support vehicles will receive a free car wash from a team of trained professionals using two models of the cold water high pressure cleaners: the G.4.10 Petrol and the HD 6/15 C. Not only will these machines clean the cars thoroughly, but will do it in an eco-friendly manner.

 We look forward to sharing our teams’ experience cleaning at the Amboseli stop, and to wearing the badge of the 2013 East African Safari Classic Rally,” explained Rafiq Shariff, CEO of Alibhai Shariff.”

 Alibhai Shariff provides building products and services that create beautiful and quality spaces for work and living. Riding on a 100 year history, Alibhai Shariff has built a reputation for stocking quality products and accessories from all over the world.
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