VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 --
Quest Water Global, Inc. (OTCBB: QWTR) ("Quest" and/or "Quest Water" and or "Company"), an innovative water technology company, and developer of the AQUAtap™
Community Drinking Water Station and WEPS™ Water Extraction and Purification System, has signed a Contract Manufacturing Agreement with Tecnologia del Pacifico S.A. de C.V. for the fabrication and assembly of the AQUAtap™ water purification system in Baja California, Mexico. The agreement will allow Quest Water to immediately begin the manufacture of AQUAtap™ systems in Mexico for Angola, the Caribbean and Central America, and other markets worldwide.
"It was essential that we secure additional manufacturing capacity to immediately support our marketing efforts in Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, and be in a strong position to produce mass quantities of our AQUAtap™ system," said John Balanko, Quest Water Global CEO & President. "Our management team has known the principals of Tecnologia del Pacifico for several years and we have toured the Mexican facility and have seen it in operation. We have been extremely impressed with the team of professionals at Tecnologia del Pacifico and are confident in their ability to build and assemble our AQUAtap™ systems quickly and with the highest quality standards possible. Tecnologia del Pacifico will give Quest Water's purchase orders top priority and ensure that high quantities of our community drinking water stations can be deployed efficiently to our customers in a cost-effective manner."
Ward Hotze, CFO and VP Operations of Tecnologia del Pacifico, commented, "We are honored to be part of Quest Water's mission to bring clean drinking water solutions to communities in need across the globe. Our team of quality control specialists and manufacturing leaders has a long track record of delivering high quality technical and mechanical systems that support healthy environmental outcomes for end-users. The manufacture of Quest Water's innovative water purification system requires expertise to deliver intricate technical infrastructure and ensure high standards of consumer safety, which is the hallmark of our reputation."
Quest Water has secured this Contract Manufacturing Agreement in anticipation of receiving initial purchase orders from Angola and from our Caribbean and Central American distribution and marketing partner, Pure Water Solutions, Corp. ("PWSC"). Prior to the establishment of our Angolan fabrication and assembly facility, Quest Water intends to supply Angola with AQUAtap systems manufactured in Mexico. The Mexican manufacturing plant will also provide additional fabrication and assembly capacity to support increased production demand in other African countries, South America, and Asia. With the Contract Manufacturing Agreement in place, when orders are secured, AQUAtap™ systems can be manufactured and shipped directly to customers.