With the DuroSweep sweeper from Ebersbach to Pilsen

The somewhat different business trip

Stuttgart/Ebersbach, 10.07.2023  On the occasion of the launch of the new starmix DuroSweep sweeper, ELECTROSTAR sales representative Ralph Burkart is today embarking on a business trip of a special kind. Together with a brand new example of the machine, he is setting off on foot from the company headquarters in Ebersbach an der Fils to the starmix plant in the Czech town of Nýřany near Pilsen. He will be on the road for 18 days to cover the almost 400 kilometers. 

Image: This afternoon, Ralf Burkart swaps his suit for hiking gear and sets off for Nýřany, Czech Republic. Source: ELECTROSTAR GmbH Quelle: ELECTROSTAR GmbH

"At 62, I'm no longer the youngest, but I've always been up for any kind of fun. In the past, I often went on week-long cycling and hiking tours, so I am well aware of the challenges that await me on such routes. That's why I didn't have to think twice when I was asked," says Ralph Burkart. 

"With the tour to the Czech Republic, we want to show that the DuroSweep is built to last," says Roman Gorovoy, managing director of ELECTROSTAR/starmix. "In doing so, we also want to send a signal against the throwaway mentality that is still far too widespread and for sustainable product development." 

Finding the route was one of the major tasks that Burkart and his support team had to overcome in advance, because not every route is suitable for a sweeper. That's why he rode the route by bicycle in advance and determined the exact route. "Even though 80 percent of the challenges in such campaigns take place in one's own head, good preparation is of course a must. As a salesman, I'm used to travel planning, yet there are some sections of the route that become very adventurous," says Burkart. 

But he doesn't have to tackle the adventure alone; he is supported by an escort vehicle. A backup runner is also on board, just in case. Depending on the weather, the travel group also plans stages in the evening and at night. "I'm particularly looking forward to the sections in the evening and at night, those are always very positive experiences. I'm sure there will also be one or two opportunities to take a break in a beer garden and talk to the people there," says Burkart. 

The first stages of the journey will take them via Ellwangen (July 14) and Dinkelsbühl (July 15). In Gunzenhausen (16.07.), Roth (18.07.), Heideck (19.07.) and Fürth (20.07.), the tour group will take breaks of several hours at info points, where visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about the DuroSweep. After that, the tour will continue to Nuremberg (20.07.), Sulzbach-Rosenberg (22.07.), Wernsberg-Köblitz (23.07.) and the border crossing Frankenreuth to the Czech Republic (25.07.). Via Svatá Kateřina (26.07.), Brod u Stříbra (27.07.), the route continues to the ELECTROSTAR plant in Nýřany, where Burkart will arrive on July 28.

About ELECTROSTAR GmbH/starmix

– a piece of German industrial history that continues with great success in the 21st century. The industrious Swabians invented the hot air hand dryer and achieved world renown with the starmix kitchen machine. Today, ELECTROSTAR GmbH, which has been part of the Algo Group since 2007, stands for innovative technologies, superior quality and an uncompromising customer focus. The company sells a wide range of powerful vacuums for trade, commerce and industry, modern warm air and high-speed hand and hair dryers worldwide and has an extensive hospitality product range. Since the acquisition of Haaga Kehrsysteme GmbH in 2012, innovative sweepers have also been part of the product range. In 2020, ELECTROSTAR/starmix and Haaga Kehrsysteme merged. In 2021, the merger with PRODUCTEERS took place under the umbrella of ELECTROSTAR. The group of companies employs around 300 people at its sites in Ebersbach and Shanghai and achieved a consolidated turnover of 65 million euros in 2021.

Press inquiries

If you have any questions about the company, products or other information material, our press contact will be happy to answer them personally.

Philipp Nisster
echolot pr GmbH & Co. KG
Waldburgstraße 17-19
70563 Stuttgart
Fon: 0159 01929655


Fr. Gwendi Harer
Electrostar GmbH
Hans-Zinser Str. 1-3
73061 Ebersbach
Fon: +49 7163 9988-011