GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER 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.
Water is a natural product that takes on the unique properties of its origin. Natural spring water from Fiji is pristine since it comes from tropical rain in an unpolluted environment and is filtered through layers of volcanic rock which is then naturally collected in the vast underground aquifer.
The source of GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER is an aquifer that was formed eons ago by volcanic action on the lush, tropical island of Viti Levu. Over the centuries, rainwater falling on the mountainous interior has percolated down through many layers into the aquifer, naturally filtering out impurities and picking up minerals that contribute to the smooth taste of GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER.
GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER operates from one of the largest free hold spring water land in Fiji. Driving through sugar cane plantations to reach the parcel of land, one can hear the water bubbling up from the ground. Water flows naturally to the surface from the underground volcanic chamber and small springs are visible across the land – a visual indication of the virtually unlimited reservoir of fresh spring water that lies below the surface.
The artesian spring water is replenished with every rain, making for a virtually unlimited source of spring water now and in the future.
GILLIER FIJI SPRING WATER will be exported to major customers in countries around the world, including China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Mexico, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East.
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.
Bottled water is a top global commodity and there is a worldwide shortage of fresh spring water. The global bottled water market is mainly driven by increased health awareness and changing consumer lifestyles.
Artesian spring water from Fiji is one of the most prestigious sources of natural spring water and is widely considered to have the best taste due to an optimum pH level.
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.
Asia-Pacific was the leading regional market for bottled water, with over 30% share of total consumption in 2014. Huge population, strong economic growth and increasing disposable income, coupled with changing lifestyles, has resulted in strong growth of bottled water market in Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific is expected to remain a major regional market for bottled water during the next five years. The Middle East is also expected to witness robust growth of the bottled water market in the years to come.
Management and Staffing
Bruno Gillier is the Executive Chairman and sole Director of GILLIER WATER. He was the Sales General Manager of a large beverage company in Sydney and has enjoyed an excellent reputation in the food, beverage and hospitality industry for over 30 years.
Mr. Gillier was born in Tahiti and has lived and traveled extensively in Fiji, Europe, Dubai, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. His family owned and operated luxury hotels in Singapore, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Luxembourg and France.
Key management positions in GILLIER WATER include Operations VP, Barrister, Treasurer, Secretary, Operations Manager, General Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Finance Director and IT Manager. These positions are with experienced personnel who are contributing to the success of the company.
GILLIER WATER are a premier employer in Fiji, which employs over 450 workers. Along with office staff, additional workers are water plant superintendents, plant managers, equipment operators, pipe fitters, mechanics, electricians, security personnel, healthcare workers, storekeepers, clerks, meter readers, linesmen, maintenance foremen, truck drivers and forklift operators, among others.
Executive Chairman, CEO and PresidentBruno 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.
Vice PresidentChantelle Gillier has extensive experience in logistics / transportation, sales and marketing, property management, and call centre management.
Legal Counsel and PartnerChantelle Gillier has extensive experience in logistics / transportation, sales and marketing, property management, and call centre management.
General ManagerJoe 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 – FijiRoger 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 ChairmanDoa Weshahy has over 7 years of experience with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) – Egypt, specializing in development, communication and strategic analysis.
Compliance ManagerCee 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.