The Czech bathroom empire Siko has invested CZK 150 million in the purchase of an 80% stake in the innovator Swiss Aqua Technologies, a company based in Cham, Switzerland.
It consists of a team of engineers and scientists involved in nearly two decades of product development in order to improve water quality, to save water with an emphasis on health effects and environmental impacts.
Siko has been supplying some novelties to foreign markets since last year. The first innovation with which it entered world markets last year was the anti-scale pipes called KalyxX.
The company sold last year tens of thousands of pieces of this special equipment, for example, to China, the USA, Brazil, Israel for CZK 150 million.
However, the main trump card of the company is the toilet of the new generation OptimFlush. It will save the average household up to CZK 4,000, as the most environmentally-friendly toilet in the world uses half the normal water consumption, ie 1.5 liters or three liters for each flush.
The technology works on the principle of pressurization from the water supply system without the use of additional energy. Siko plans to sell ten thousand toilets in Europe this year.
The certification of the system in New Zealand is currently underway and the launch in the Maghreb countries is also developing promisingly.
“Our vision is this our new company will have a higher turnover than Siko in five years, and in ten years every second toilet in the world will be sold with this technology,” says Mr. Vala, director of Siko.
Under the license, the toilet should be manufactured in the USA or Colombia, for example.
Siko products have been sold in 46 countries on all continents. These include North and South America, European Union countries, Australia, China, India, Arab countries, Israel, Thailand. They are currently discussing possible cooperation in Russia.