Global Water Intelligence (GWI) has announced the 2020 Global Water Awards Shortlist, and ASPE Affiliate Sponsor Culligan is one of four nominees in the Water Company of the Year category. The awards recognize the industry’s greatest achievements over the previous year, rewarding initiatives and companies in the water, wastewater, and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through improved operating performance, innovative technology adoption, and sustainable financial models.
According to GWI, “Culligan is one of the most seasoned players in the water mergers and acquisitions game, bolting on local dealerships and advanced tech companies alike, with a rhythm and a discipline that few can match. The result: a dealer network that is second to none and a broad portfolio of complementary products wrapped up in a first-class service offering. Its biggest deal yet — the $1.1 billion acquisition of AquaVenture, negotiated in 2019 — is a true game-changer, taking it deeper into the rapidly growing bottleless water cooler segment.
“By intelligently capturing the market zeitgeist and building a commercial offering around it, Culligan has become the go-to provider of products and services which deliver the best possible point-of-use experience for the customer — wherever they are.
“Its traditional filtration and softening solutions are complemented by the ability to deliver chilled, boiling, and sparking water from a single stylish tap — thus helping to reduce single-use plastics.
“Culligan invested heavily in digital technology in 2019 as part of a drive to enhance its service offering by linking water quality data, consumption trends, and filter replacement schedules on a single platform. It is hard evidence that the Culligan Man has grasped an increasingly connected future with both hands.”
The award winners will be announced at the Global Water Summit on March 30 at the La Quinta De Jarama in Madrid, Spain.