Gillier Water CEO Bruno Gillier is excited to announce that Gillier Water has purchased 100% of Aqua British, whose line of beverages include spring water, coconut and watermelon waters, a large variety of sugar-free sodas, organic fruit-flavoured sugar-free iced teas, fruit juices and fruit smoothies. These products will compliment Gillier Water’s product line and will be produced in Samoa and Fiji using glass, biodegradable, and recyclable cartons and bottles.
MOST PRESTIGIOUS SOURCES
Operates on one of the most prestigious sources of artesian spring water on the planet – 27 acres of prime water land on Viti Levu, the largest of Fiji’s 332 islands. This water is widely considered to have the best taste due to its optimum pH level. The underlying acquifer is projected to provide virtually unlimited water for hundreds of years.
GLOBAL FRESH WATER SHORTAGE
There is a global shortage of fresh water. GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER will help fill the need for fresh spring water around the world.
Bottled water is a top global commodity and there is a worldwide shortage of fresh spring water. The global bottled water market is projected to reach USD $280 billion by 2020, which represents a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 8.5% annually (Zion Market Research 2017). 290 billion liters of bottled water were sold worldwide in 2014.
The Biodegradable process:
SuStar Sustainable Starch is a new manufacturing technology process protected by 16 patents.
SuStar is a revolutionary chemistry based technology using extruders as reactors for low-cost starch based manufacturing. Our patented rotary die creates biaxial sheet strength not currently seen in today’s green segments. Ground starch powder from food starch waste flows through our process and machined into strong, single-use products like plates, bowls, clam-shells and meat trays…plus our SuStar starch pellets are used for thousands of Injection Molding applications This proprietary process delivers environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional petro-based materials.
The competitive advantages of SuStar™ starches: Dissolves in water! Biodegrades in oceans, rivers, and landfills.
- Marine degradable
- Home compostable
- Lower carbon footprint than polystyrene
- Less carbon emissions than Polystyrene
- Food Digester compatible
- Patented cost-efficient manufacturing process.
- Flexible molds technology allows for low cost introduction of new sizes and shapes
- Patented product formulations
- Patented manufacturing design
- Starch resins can be run on all existing machinery
- World’s first degradable replacement for petroleum resin pellets
- Management team has over 100 combined years working with starches
Improve the quality of life
GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER will improve the quality of life for its employees in Fiji and will participate with humanitarian foundations by donating bottled water to areas in need.
Executive Chairman, CEO and President
Bruno Gillier is Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Gillier Fiji Spring Water. With over 35 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry, he decided to launch Gillier Fiji Spring Water in response to the global water shortage.
Chantelle Gillier has extensive experience in logistics / transportation, sales and marketing, property management, and call centre management.
Joe Gehrke has extensive international blue-chip and start-up experience in sales, marketing and operations in the consumer products beverage arena. As CEO and Director of Greenstone Drinks Co.
Operations Manager – Fiji
Roger Littee has over 35 years in the food and beverage industry, including water-based beverages, juices, and milk-based products. He developed products with natural and healthy components to improve product quality and characteristics.
Personal Assistant to the Chairman
Doa Weshahy has over 7 years of experience with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) – Egypt, specializing in development, communication and strategic analysis.
Cee Lange has over 10 years of experience as Compliance Manager for the Gillier family of companies, including Diplomatic Group, Capital Merchant Limited and Gillier Humanity.
Growing Market Value
The market’s value has grown over 91% since 2010 and has grown to over $US 22 billion in 2014 (69 billion litres).
Critical Water Shortages
In stark contrast to the abundant fresh water we own in Fiji, many countries around the world face critical water shortages. According to the UN, over 783 million people do not have access to potable water today. The Water Project reports that safe water is scarce for over 1 billion people around the world and it is estimated that approximately 1.8 billion people will be affected by water shortages by 2025.
GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER’s plans for growth require attracting and retaining hundreds of workers. The following benefits will ensure a loyal workforce at start-up and into the future. GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER will build a library and education center and provide high wages and incentives for continued employment. A large canteen will offer food, drinks and snacks as well as a rest and relaxation area. Personnel will be developed and promoted from within the organization as people prove their value.