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WAS Appointed as Local Distributor for Kurita

Middleburg based firm, Water Analytical Services (WAS), has entered into an agreement with Kurita, to become the global water technology solutions provider’s official distributor for South Africa.

Kurita, based in Japan, is an international provider of water analysis and technology solutions and equipment. The Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions through the integration of a variety of technologies, products, and services in three business areas: water treatment chemicals, water treatment facilities, and maintenance services.

Franco van der Merwe, WAS Managing Director commented on the appointment, saying: “Kurita offers high quality alternative with products that are as qualitative and competitive as the products that are currently available from other global suppliers. Going forward we can offer South African clients a highly advanced alternative that is both cost effective and field proven. I am very pleased to moving forward as an authorized Kurita distributor.”

WAS is currently retailing Kurita’s full product range – consisting of water treatment chemicals, chemical cleaning products and water treatment equipment – from June 2018. As one of the world’s leading water treatment companies, Kurita offers exceptional technology suited for application in the automotive, steel, power, mining and petrochemical sectors. They have unique technologically advanced patents on various products, including paint detackification, polymers, amines, and biocides, among others.


“This technology will have the benefit of remarkable savings and value to clients with regards to wash-outs, boilers, RO’s, effluent and cooling water management,” van der Merwe comments. “Through this partnership WAS will be buying commodities and raw material directly from the source which will make a substantial difference to our clients’ operational costs. As part of the CEA Group, WAS is also able to supply pumps, civils and a wide range of other services which help to ensure the highest standard of quality while remaining cost effective on bigger projects.”

All of Kurita’s equipment and products are focused on achieving smooth plant operation and reducing total cost of ownership. Their offering includes tailor-made water system monitoring equipment, ranging from simple dosing pumps up to specific dosing and monitoring systems for specific products and or special applications. Specific equipment is designed to measure and monitor the active substances and the key performance indicators (KPIs) which are important in your system.

Kurita’s water system monitoring equipment also allows the user to control product dosage and monitor of KPIs, optimise dosage of wastewater treatment products through online control, determine and monitor possible biofilm development in all water systems and benefit from online scaling monitoring for cooling water systems.

“We pride ourselves in building solid partnerships and are always looking for opportunities to improve our offering to ensure that our clients’ operations are run safely and cost effectively. By partnering with Kurita, we are able to differentiate our client’s experience across industries and add value to critical areas of production,” van der Merwe concludes.

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About WAS:

Water Analytical Services (WAS) was formed in November 2000. The founder and director, Stephan van der Merwe, established the company with a specific focus on the coal, iron and steel industries as well as Eskom Power Generation. Water Analytical Services specializes in Water Treatment, Chemical Engineering and Instrumentation. Additional WAS services include Process Development for the removal of hazardous elements in water and dust; the treatment of acid mine water to effluent and potable drinking water specification; reverse osmosis plants; ultra-filtration and nano-filtration; online cleaning; acid cleaning; system monitoring; equipment installation; chemical engineering; demineralisation; total service management and cloud seeding. The dedicated WAS team is committed to becoming the preferred supplier for clients in the markets in which they operate and work according to the key principles of staff culture, no harm to the environment, safety first, zero effluent and long-term benefits to all. WAS is based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, centrally located for distribution to various locations.

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