Waterco group marketing director Bryan Goh says the addition of new team members and an expanded product line is evidence of the company continuing to assert its dominance in the water treatment sector.
Due to increased demand for their commercial fibreglass filters, Waterco has added 120 new staff over the past 12 months in its Malaysian fibreglass filter division, bringing the headcount at the manufacturing plant to 500.
Goh says this has been mainly to cope with the manufacturing of commercial fibreglass filters, which has a high labour content.
“Waterco is known around the world for pioneering reliable solutions for healthy, safe water environments,” says Goh. “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.
“Waterco’s digitally controlled filament winding machines faultlessly wind in a three-axis configuration, producing continuous strands that create a vessel with flawless consistency, superior quality,” he says.
“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 (150psi).”
Additionally, Goh says that, as an environmentally sensitive manufacturer, they have introduced innovations 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,” he says.
“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.”
This 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.”