There was a time when most people didn’t mind drinking tap water from their homes, but nowadays there aren’t as many who would dare. In fact, millions of people worldwide now prefer to drink bottled water and that has turned this product into a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s not surprising to find people holding bottled water wherever they’re at work or at play.
However, companies that produce bottled water usually do not pay for extracting water from their sources. In an article by Dan Fumano published by The Province, bottled water companies in the Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) are not even required to disclose the amount of groundwater they draw each year. It would surely require more than one piece of reliable bottle filling equipment to produce enough bottled water and satisfy the global demand for the product.
According to the article, there is currently no law in B.C. that requires these companies to provide any information on the matter. Nevertheless, some well-known multi-nationals have chosen to do so when requested. Most of these companies sell their products (about 95 per cent) under several brand names to various countries overseas. These are mostly Asian markets such as China, Japan, and South Korea.
The demand for bottled water though is not confined to Asian countries or even just Canada, where a number of companies extract their water resources. In the U.S., the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) reported that in 2012, overall consumption of bottled water increased by 6.2 percent or 9.67 billion gallons. This is equivalent to an increase in sales of about 6.7 percent or a total of $11.8 billion from statistics compiled by the Beverage Marketing Corporation.
Studies show that the average American consumed about 30.8 gallons of bottled water in 2012, up by 5.3 percent or more than any other beverage category in the U.S. It indicates that the thirst for bottled water by American consumers will likely not wane but continue for many more years to come. It’s a very profitable product that can be extracted for free in many parts of the world and is naturally renewable.
For those in the industry, having more than one kind of versatile water bottle filling machine can definitely benefit business operations. This includes syphon fillers, weight fillers, conveyors, brush inserters, tabletop vacuum fillers, and many others. Companies like Filling Equipment Co., Inc. can easily provide these equipment to meet the needs of any bottled water manufacturer.
With the demand for bottled water increasing worldwide, investing in water bottle filling machines is a sure way to succeed in this business. What businessman doesn’t want his company to succeed?