B.C.'s Acuva Technologies partners with Kooler Industries to provide safe drinking water and reduce plastic waste
BURNABY, BC, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On the eve of World Water Day, a new partnership between Acuva Technologies and Kooler Industries is showing how innovative clean technology and international cooperation can help turn the tide in both the global water crisis and the fight against plastic waste.
Acuva Technologies, based in Burnaby, B.C., is the world leader in UV-LED technology that consistently purifies drinking water to a disinfection rate of 99% or higher without chemicals. Kooler Industries is the Philippines' largest manufacturer and distributor of drinking fountains. By integrating its sustainable technology into Kooler's product lines, Acuva is helping to protect the health and safety of everyone who uses the thousands of Kooler units located in schools, shopping malls, restaurants, factories and resorts.
"At Acuva, we believe everyone should have access to safe drinking water," said Manoj Singh, President and CEO of Acuva Technologies. "That's why we're so proud of our partnership with Kooler Industries to bring UV-LED purification to the Philippines, where nearly one in 10 people rely on unimproved, unsafe and unsustainable water sources."
At the same time, the partnership represents yet another step in the wider deployment of Acuva's energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly water purification systems. With the World Health Organization recently reporting that a quarter of the planet's population drinks contaminated water, causing more than 2.2 million deaths annually, the importance of these breakthrough cleantech products cannot be overstated.
Another benefit of Acuva's technology is that it drastically reduces the consumption of plastic water bottles. By encouraging Filipinos to use water fountains instead of single-use containers, Kooler's initial order of 5,000 UV-LED water disinfection modules is estimated to help prevent 6 billion plastic bottles from ending up in garbage dumps and landfills.
"Canada and the Philippines are partners on the international stage, often working together to find solutions to global issues," stated John Holmes, Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines. "The collaboration between Acuva Technologies and Kooler Industries is yet another example of the immense opportunity that arises when Canadian and Philippine companies work together to foster innovation and growth."
About Acuva Technologies
Acuva, a world leader in UV-LED water disinfection technology, developed its UV-LED water purification systems to enable clean drinking water globally. Acuva's Strike platform of customizable UV-LED modules is designed for ease of OEM integration into consumer and commercial water dispensing appliances. Advanced applications also include integration into lab water equipment. Acuva's technology provides a sustainable solution for OEMs that are phasing out conventional UV lamp systems to comply with the Minamata Convention, a United Nations Environmental Program with a mandate to encourage phasing out mercury by 2020. Learn more at www.acuvatech.com.
About Kooler Industries
Kooler Industries is the Philippines' largest manufacturer and distributor of drinking fountains, and has been setting the standard since 1972. A trusted supplier and service provider for heating, refrigeration, and hygienic products, Kooler is committed to product standards, customer satisfaction, and protecting the environment. All water dispensers are proudly Philippine-made and engineered for local conditions. Learn more at www.koolerindustries.com.
Interview opportunities with Fariborz Taghipour, CTO of Acuva Technologies; Romina Puno, Marketing Manager of Acuva Technologies; and Patrick Cua, General Manager of Kooler Industries are available upon request.
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