Commercial fibreglass filters drive growth for Waterco
Waterco has expanded both its product line and manufacturing capability in response to sustained demand for the company's commercial fibreglass filters. The Malaysian fibreglass filter division has taken on an additional 120 staff over the last 12 months, due in part to the high labour content associated with manufacture of the product.
Group Marketing Director Bryan Goh says the company's now 500-strong manufacturing headcount is testament to the global acceptance of fibreglass filter products and essential to quality production.
"Waterco is known around the world for pioneering reliable solutions for healthy, safe water environments, and the growth of the company's sales to the commercial aquatic and water treatment markets around the world is a testament to the global acceptance of Waterco's commercial filters," Goh said.
"Our digitally controlled filament winding machines faultlessly wind in a three-axis configuration, producing continuous strands that create a vessel with flawless consistency.
"This produces a commercial filter that is free from welds or seams or special tank linings that typically corrode or electrolyse. Furthermore, our winding technology further strengthens the fibreglass structure so it can withstand a working pressure of up to 1000 kPa (150 psi)."
Integrated quality and environmental management system (IMS)
Waterco's latest initiative aims to further reduce water, power and chemical consumption in the aquaculture, swimming pool and spa, and water filtration sectors.
"Our globally respected brand has become synonymous with environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility — and we take that reputation very seriously," Goh said.
"We recently took the additional step of implementing an integrated management system (IMS) that is based on the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification — two of the world's most recognisable certifications."
The new product-related environmental protection requires strict oversight in all phases of Waterco's product life cycles — from conception, development, manufacture and use, to its end-of-life treatment.
"Our intention in implementing the IMS is to make a positive, long-lasting difference for our employees, the environment, and for future generations," Goh said.
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