Canaletas, the company manufacturer of drinking water fountains and water coolers, located in Barcelona, that exports to five continents, has closed the fiscal year 2013 successfully.
The development of new models of drinking water fountains and the consolidation of the company in the United Kingdom, as well as the access to new markets, have favored this growth that the company also attributes to "the ability to respond to the needs of the customers, the creativity of its Research & Development department and the experience obtained during almost 50 years in the market. "
During 2013 Canaletas has consolidated its presence in the United Kingdom and has continued to grow in Middle East countries where "there are required high quality drinking water fountains due to extreme weather conditions, requested certifications and the presence of drinking fountains from USA. "
The company adapts its products to the needs of each market. For Saudi Arabia, for example, Canaletas has developed an "anti-vandalism" model for the new prisons in the country, with special features regarding the stainless steel used, the operating controls durability and the cooling capacity.
The Kazakhstan trains and the Berlin-Moscow high speed rail line will have Canaletas bottle water coolers especially designed for use in passenger carriages.
In parallel, Canaletas has become the first Spanish company to certify the quality of their water coolers with the 98/83/EC regulation, which indicates that its drinking water fountains do not modify the composition of the water. "This certification represents a guarantee of quality and safety for the final consumer, which helps us to consolidate the brand image of the company," says Jordi Morera, Canaletas General Manager.
Canaletas has relied since its foundation on innovation with the main purpose to develop specific products for specific markets, and especially to achieve competitive prices. " The forecasts for 2014 – stated by the General Manager – is that the turnover continues to growth, relying on the continues expansion of our exportations and improvement in the national market that has already begun to show". About Canaletas
Canaletas is a family-owned company founded in 1965, that focuses its activity in the design and manufacturing of all types of water coolers and drinking water fountains. Based in Barcelona, the company has its own commercial delegation in Madrid, as well as an important distribution network throughout Spain. Over the recent years the export department has incremented the importance in its company role, and nowadays it represents 30% of the turnover, orientated mainly towards Europe, North Africa and Middle East countries.
Nowadays Canaletas is the most experienced manufacturer of water coolers and drinking water fountains in Europe, and is characterized by its innovative spirit which is represented by many patents registered by the company during 47 years of its history. The concerns regarding the quality and safety, have led the company to become the first in Europe to certify the sanitation system of its drinking fountains and water coolers, and to fulfill the 98/83/EC standard of water quality.