Amway wins Asia-Pacific award for water filtration
Amway is adding another plaque to its wall of accolades for its work in the Asia-Pacific market.
The Ada company has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year by the global "growth" conulting firm Frost & Sullivan for its water-treatment best practices in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
Amway said last week that it has received the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Water Filtration Company of the Year award for its eSpring home water-treatment system.
Home water treatment
Amway said eSpring is the world's number-one-selling brand of home water-treatment systems.
The company noted several features that have made eSpring “a leader” in the industry.
The eSpring brand was the first system to combine a carbon-block filter and ultraviolet light with electronic-monitoring technology in the filter cartridge.
It uses patented eCoupled wireless-power technology to transmit electricity through air, water and plastic components to light the unit's UV lamp without direct-contact electrical connections.
It was the first to be certified for all 15 standard “NSF/ANSI 401 Emerging Contaminants,” which includes pharmaceuticals, pesticides and herbicides, in addition to certifications for more than 145 contaminants like lead and mercury.
Drinking water science
"We're using the scientific competency that our talented, dedicated scientists and engineers have amassed over more than 30 years in order to develop a better product for our customers," said Roy Kuennen, director of durables research and development, Amway. "We're also using that competency to advise regulators on policy regarding water-quality monitoring, raise the bar on industry standards for home water-treatment systems and improve the scientific knowledge of the broader water-treatment industry."
Amway's “continuous accomplishments in the Asia-Pacific water-filtration industry are well recognized,” said Janice Wung, research analyst for energy and environment, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.
Amway’s success in product performance and enhancement, R&D, consistency in product delivery and its “in-depth comprehension of the industry,” have led to its success, Wung said.
Wung expects to see Amway “achieve steady growth and further establish itself in the Asia-Pacific market."