Blue Waters Products, based in Trinidad, owns and operates the largest modern water plant in the Caribbean, providing premium brand bottled water across the region.
Petainer has worked closely with Blue Waters to develop a high-quality water cooler manufacturing facility in Trinidad which uses a SIDE machine to blow petainerCooler preforms which will then be filled in Trinidad and St Lucia. By taking the two-stage manufacturing process in-house, Blue Waters will maximise cost savings and supply chain benefits.
Dominic Hadeed, owner and chief executive, Blue Waters Products, said: “We have worked closely with Petainer and SIDE to develop an efficient manufacturing operation which can produce a high-quality water cooler, offering our customers a range of features which are superior to those of existing coolers, making it more visually appealing, easier to handle and, importantly, BPA-free.”
Commenting on the new venture, Chris McEwan, group business development director, Petainer said: “The collaboration with Blue Waters is an exciting development for Petainer and opens up a new market for our product. We have used our technical expertise and new product development support to support Blue Waters, and by doing so have brought the market-leading petainerCooler to the Caribbean market. Further, this collaboration has created a platform for brand owners in Caribbean and southern US market to access our product, using Blue Waters as our operational base.”
petainerCooler is a fully recyclable, reusable water cooler. The cooler is compatible with existing filling equipment and washing lines, avoiding any capital investment required to switch to using the product.
Source: News – Packaging News