Aqua Vital was established in 1999 and provides water dispensers to small to medium-sized commercial clients. It is active in both main market segments: bottled water coolers for locations without access to water pipes and dispensers permanently connected to water pipes at the point of use for higher throughput. Customers receive an end-to-end solution covering installation, consumables and technical service. Innovative products meeting highest hygienic standards and successful telemarketing have made Aqua Vital the market and quality leader in Germany. The company serves an installed base of 60,000 dispensers, rented to customers over mostly multi-year periods.
Backed by Halder, Aqua Vital has completed several add-on acquisitions to expand its business: buying revos watercooler in 2014 increased its market presence in Germany. In 2017, the acquisition of Kalimba opened markets in The Netherlands and Belgium and, in 2018, the company took over patents from Oxymount Technology to strengthen its quality and innovation leadership. Since the MBO, sales revenues have more than doubled to € 37 million in 2017 and are expected to exceed € 40 million in 2018.
Culligan International, the international leader in water treatment solutions, entered the German market by acquiring Aqua Vital in 2018.