ARDA Industry Day

June 28, 2016

On Friday 17 June 2016, it was a gloriously sunny 34C° day in Bucharest, and a perfect day for the first ARDA Industry day, attended by water cooler companies operating in Romania (both Members and non-members) as well as representatives of the Romanian Ministry of Health.

Key facts regarding the Romanian and European watercooler market; as well as the importance of a strong Association (both on a country and European level) were presented by WE Director General, Gustav Felix.

Mihail Cristea, ARDA Chairman, welcomed all participants, and advised the meeting how delighted he was for such a meeting to take place, and how important he felt it was for the development of ARDA to have the assistance and support of Watercoolers Europe.

Then followed a series of presentations from Watercooler Europe suppliers: Activewhere, Bardi, Blupura, Cosmetal, Crystal Mountain, Icon, Oasis, NSF International and Sligan Closures.  Delegates learned of the latest products and developments in the various companies businesses, covering watercoolers, filters, bottling lines, bottle caps, software solutions, preparing for an audit … a varied and extensive list.

The meeting closed with thanks from both Gustav and Mihail to the presenters and the attendees for their participation. After which, all had time for informal meetings from which it was unanimously agreed that such a day was both informative and invaluable for the future of the association, and greatly enjoyed by each and every person attending.