Culligan® announces distribution agreement with CFAO Group to develop water treatment market in Africa
December 14, 2012- Culligan®, a leading global innovator of advanced water treatment solutions for more than 75 years, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with CFAO to develop opportunities in the water treatment market in Africa. Culligan will provide water treatment equipment and services to residential, commercial and industrial customers through its comprehensive portfolio of technologies and services.
The initial agreement covers Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Cameroon, with the potential to expand to more than 20 countries across Africa. CFAO is a vertically integrated brand distributor in Africa, covering import, production, sales and brand promotion in its three businesses: equipment, healthcare and consumer goods. Culligan water treatment solutions will be distributed by CFAO Equipment, managed by Jean-Philippe Petit.
“We are delighted to partner with CFAO to build a market leading water business. The strategic partnership brings the water technology and expertise of Culligan together with CFAO’s unrivalled service network and distribution experience. This combination will enable us to bring world class water solutions and service to customers in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors,” said Laurence Bower, Senior Vice President EMEA.
“The need for treated water is growing exponentially in Africa. With Culligan, we are able to address the major segments of the market taking advantage of an up-to-date and robust technology. We are proud to associate the Culligan and CFAO brands, and our teams are enthusiastic about this new business. Both companies have already great expectations for the near future,” said Xavier Desjobert, Development Senior Vice President, CFAO.
Culligan’s comprehensive line of solutions for the residential market includes water softeners and conditioners, home water filtration systems for drinking water, whole house water filters, bottled water delivery, as well as water testing and service.
Under the Culligan Matrix Solutions® brand, designed specifically for commercial and industrial customers, Culligan is able to offer end-to-end water treatment solutions that bring together application engineering, innovative product and technical service which reduce operating costs and improve customer experiences. To accommodate the need for customized water treatment systems, Culligan has developed a modular platform (Culligan Matrix Solutions) that is configurable to solve all types of water treatment challenges, achieving the customer’s goals in terms of budget, time frame and sustainability goals. Culligan products are sold in more than 90 countries. The company holds over 300 patents.
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