The Well Water design team’s extensive research found several issues with traditional water dispensers, from hygiene, user experience and sustainability; to re-ordering and storage of water,” says CEO David Albers. “Taking a holistic approach, we’ve used these insights to improve every aspect of water dispensing
The Well Water : From Bottles to Boxes
“The core innovation is the move from bottles to boxes”, David said. “It sounds like a small step but it’s truly revolutionary in the Home Office Delivered (HOD) market space, a genuine game-changer: you no longer need a fleet of purpose-built vans and specialist personnel to provide a water solution.”
Boxed water has a lot going for it. It is dramatically easier to store or load, enabling bigger and more profitable deliveries. Manual handling issues are a thing of the past! The latest in low-impact refrigeration delivers a vast improvement on those old, ozone-depleting technologies. Critically the cloud connectivity and built-in intelligence of The Well Water allow for smart distribution and demand-led delivery. It’s no wonder that David insists it is ‘set to disrupt the water cooler market’.
The Well Water looks good, too. Its illuminated front screen can be customised with a message or customer logo and the stylish, black unit is split into two parts. The top section is the cooler; the lower section provides storage with the connected weighing platform. If you don’t have space for a stand-alone dispenser, the top section can be sited on a countertop.
“Every box has its own tap, guaranteeing clean and uncontaminated water every time, with no water left to stagnate in the chambers of the machine,” David says. “An innovative new mechanism has been designed and engineered to ensure the machine never touches the water, making the passage from box to cup more hygienic than traditional coolers.
“Boxed water is lighter than traditional bottles, and the packaging is rectangular rather than cylindrical, making it far easier and more efficient to store and transport. Goods inwards storage areas are cut by over 80% and goods outwards by over 33%, while truck movements for equivalent quantities of water are reduced by over 60%. The lighter boxes also reduce any ergonomic risks to employees and, when empty, the boxes can be folded and recycled.
What’s more for vending operators, by adopting The Well Water, you eliminate the need for servicing and sanitisation. This reduces the number of visits to premises normally incumbent in water delivery, servicing, and sanitisation technicians by massive 65%”, David says.
Purity by Design
“The crazy thing is that our system provides complete peace of mind in regard to the hygienic state of the dispensers – and yet completely does away with the requirements for staff being employed for sanitisation,” says Kieran McKenna. “We call it ‘Purity by design’.
“Additionally, with The Well Water you can reclaim the areas used for storing cleaning chemicals. The Well Water just makes sense on a practical, hygienic, environmental cost and convenience level.” We’re bringing to market an innovative, dare I say ‘rebel’ solution, which is set to disrupt the water cooler arena by setting new standards of hygiene, flexibility and overall product experience.”
*Vending Operators wishing to discover more about The Well Water and its benefits, or re-sellers interested in becoming a distributor for The Well Water should contact David Albers here
Brag File – so far…
- Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
- Joint winner SME category in the 2021 Irish Business Design Challenge, organised by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise Offices.
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