“Tennant’s so-called ec-H2O technology can achieve no better cleaning results in scrubber-driers than by using ordinary tap water,” Kärcher stated in a blog and in the suit it filed against its competitor before the Stuttgart District Court. After Tennant instituted legal proceedings against this statement, the Court’s 31st chamber for commercial matters today announced that the technology is to be investigated by a court-appointed expert.
“We welcome this ruling by the Stuttgart District Court unreservedly,” said Markus Asch, Deputy Chairman of the Kärcher Group’s Management Board. “The ec-H2O technology that Tennant advertises is now to be put to the scientific test by a court-appointed expert. That tallies with the approach that we have pursued since the start of the proceedings.”