Innovating and evolving since 1992
From the very beginning, Waterlogic has set out to revolutionise the water dispenser industry.
Embracing cutting-edge technology and innovation to create an unrivalled range of hydration solutions whilst remaining fully committed to the environmental needs of our planet, has been the cornerstone of Waterlogic since 1992.
“Our mission from day one was to be a global provider of the best drinking water solutions and today we enjoy a prominent position in many countries. We are passionate about using technology to deliver safe, high quality drinking water in the most environmentally-sustainable way for our customers.”
Founder and Group CEO Waterlogic
Uncover our rich and unique history
Start the journey of exploring the story of Waterlogic stretching back to 1992.
Waterlogic establishes to revolutionise the water dispenser industry
Group CEO Jeremy Ben-David establishes the company in 1992 after spotting a gap in the market for high quality, mains-fed drinking water dispensers, and is still leading the business today. Waterlogic’s goal has always been to provide access to the safest and best quality water possible to businesses around the world in the most environmentally sustainable way.
Waterlogic produces first dispenser using UVC technology
Waterlogic was founded on the belief that there must be a better way to deliver high quality water to customers without using chemicals harmful to health. We produce our first dispenser in 1995 using UVC technology. The WL950 uses UVC light to purify incoming water and deliver great-tasting water that is safe to drink, free from additives, chemicals and contamination.
Distribution deal funds expansion in Europe and first plant
A 25-year UK distribution deal funds Waterlogic’s own manufacturing and expansion across Europe. Manufacturing begins in 2001 with the purchase of Waterlogic’s first plant in South Korea, and by 2002 markets have been established in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Norway and Russia.
Waterlogic gains complete control over supply chain
Manufacturing moves to China in with the opening of multiple production lines, an R&D centre of excellence, a Water Sciences Centre, testing laboratories, warehousing and offices, giving Waterlogic complete control over the supply chain from design, production and distribution to servicing. This is where we have pioneered and continue to innovate the application of advanced technology in the design and build of all our water dispensers so our customers can enjoy unparalleled quality.
Waterlogic incorporates BioCote® antimicrobial technology*
Waterlogic partners with BioCote®* to incorporate antimicrobial technology into its range of dispensers. Exclusive to Waterlogic, BioCote®* built-in antimicrobial technology inhibits the growth of odour and stain causing microbes, such as bacteria and mould, keeping the dispenser fresh and clean.
*Exclusive to Waterlogic in the water dispenser market. BioCote® silver ion technology protects surfaces from odour- and stain-causing microbes. BioCote® does not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease causing organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good cleaning practices.
Waterlogic launches Firewall® UVC purification technology
Designed and developed in-house, Waterlogic launches Firewall purification technology, tested and certified to guarantee 99.9999% bacteria-free water. Unlike any other UV technology, Waterlogic’s patented Firewall UVC system thoroughly purifies water all the way through to the dispensing nozzle. This also prevents viruses and bacteria getting into the system, contaminating drinking water and causing illness.
Waterlogic goes public on the London Stock Exchange
Waterlogic partners with BioCote® to incorporate antimicrobial protection into its range of dispensers. Exclusive to Waterlogic in the category for mains-fed dispensers and solutions, BioCote® built-in antimicrobial protection restricts the growth of bacteria and mould around the dispensing area and filter, keeping the dispenser fresh and clean.
Purezza hospitality solution launches in Australia
Waterlogic acquires Purezza and launches in Australia to offer a premium restaurant and catering solution. Purezza reimagines the way water is sourced and offered to customers across the hospitality industry, delivering premium hygienic and sustainable dispensing solutions that enable venues to utilise their own locally-sourced water and enjoy valuable profit-making opportunities.
Castik acquires Waterlogic
Waterlogic grows exponentially over the period to 2015, both organically and through acquisition in the U.S., Europe and Australia. In 2015 Waterlogic is jointly acquired by funds managed by European private equity firm Castik Capital and Waterlogic’s management, helping to secure our position as a global leader in the fast-growing market for workplace hydration solutions.
Acquisitions strengthen position in UK
Waterlogic acquires PHS Waterlogic and Greenworks to establish as a prominent position in the UK. Acquiring established, reputable companies in existing and new geographic territories has been a crucial component in Waterlogic achieving its ambitious growth ambition and global reach, and remains a key focus today.
Portfolio expands to include Billi integrated dispensers
Waterlogic launches the WL7 Firewall®, our most technically advanced and eco-friendly dispenser. Further acquisitions accelerate growth in the U.S., Europe and Australia, and Waterlogic’s product portfolio expands to include Billi integrated dispensers. A favourite with consumers, corporate offices and hospitality establishments due to the sophisticated tapware and space-saving under-counter design, Billi integrated dispensers deliver energy-efficient filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water in an instant.
Waterlogic enters new geographies and opens plant in the U.S.
Waterlogic expands into Benelux with an acquisition in Belgium and establishes a first foothold in South America with an acquisition in Chile. Expansion in the region continues in 2020 with an acquisition in Colombia. Waterlogic’s first U.S. R&D and manufacturing facility opens in Dallas to support customers and dealers in the U.S. and Canada. The facility delivers the same unmatched product quality with a focus on locally-tailored R&D, technical service and product refurbishment.
Waterlogic secures long-term investment and accomplishes COVID-security
Waterlogic and Castik Capital secure long-term investment from BCI, Neuberger Berman, StepStone and Skandia to accelerate our growth ambition. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterlogic enhances its hygiene-first approach to include hands-free functionality and essential consumables to limit the spread of germs in the workplace, employs the strictest hygiene protocols across our supply chain, and receives independent test results proving FirewallTM 99.999% effective against COVID-19.
Waterlogic enters into agreement to combine with Culligan
New markets open in Puerto Rico, Portugal and New Zealand. China R&D and manufacturing moves to new state-of-the-art premises offering a 50% increase in production. Waterlogic announces agreement to combine with Culligan and create a leader in clean and sustainable drinking water solutions and services. The transaction will bring additional scale and expertise to drive innovation in the development of new water filtration, purification and treatment solutions.
Start our journey
1995 First UVC
2000 First plant
2004 China factory
2011 Stock Exchange
2015 Castik Capital
2016 UK prominence
2019 U.S. factory