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Alkota. Est 1964

Alkota got its start all the way back in 1964 building steam cleaners in a converted creamery in Alcester, South Dakota; the small rural town we still call home. In fact our very name is an homage to our hometown; Al- for Alcester and -kota for South Dakota.

When a competing company in Vermillion sold to an outside bidder in 1983, seven of its key employees came together to purchase Alkota Manufacturing. The investors had a common business philosophy: treat your customers right, treat your employees right, and the rest will follow. That is still the philosophy the company goes by today. While several of the owners have passed on or retired from the business, three of the seven remain involved to this day.

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In fact, a good many of our crew have been with us more than twenty years, some over thirty years — and yes, even a few of us have been around for more than four decades. With this many years of experience, our engineers and craftsmen know the industry and what it takes to deliver the perfect product for any application. Our standard models have earned a reputation for durability and ease of maintenance, and our creative engineering staff have distinguished us as the leader in custom-designed pressure washers for unique applications.

Over the years, Alkota has developed and perfected technology that combines higher pressures, higher volumes and higher temperatures resulting in an excellent balance between performance and efficiency. We have worked to develop practices that are now becoming industry standards, such as the use of different types of electric motors, better coils, improved designs in pumps and accessories, as well as partnering with Wayne Combustion to make oil burners more user-friendly and efficient.

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Our People

Today Alkota has a diverse line of products and a worldwide distributor base. We offer these distributors continued education on our products and personal support for any issues that arise. But that's because everything we do starts with the devotion and care of our people; masters of the trade with an unrivaled ability to solve problems and custom-build solutions as durable as the commitment they bring to work every day.

When you take an Alkota pressure washer to work, you take more wisdom, know-how and back-up than any other equipment in the business.


Find Your Local Dealer

Contact your local distributor to talk through your cleaning equipment and pressure washing needs. If our current lineup of cleaning systems won’t take care of your mess, your distributor will help you custom build a cleaning system for your operation.