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Katadyn Water Talk 04/2013

Letter from the CEO

Did you know?

Katadyn Group launches new products at ISPO

Marketing & Events

Aquafides at METS

Katadyn at AidEx in Brussels

Aquafides at Aquatech

New: Katadyn Group E-Learning Platform

Markets & Customers

SWISSPRO Partner opens further retail outlet in China

Pharmavoyage launches the new Trek 2 mosquito net

UVC Lamps: Production moves to Switzerland

Multinational agrifood corporation Danone relies on UVC systems from AQUAFIDES

Across the Indian Himalayas with a Hiker Pro

"Lost in the Swell:" On an adventure-mission with Katadyn, Optimus and Pharmavoyage

Paraplegic climbs El Capitan

DAV women’s expedition team with a first ascent in the Indian Himalaya

Anne-Marie Flammersfeld’s most recent success

Top ratings for Katadyn desalinators in U.K.’s yachting magazine

Katadyn Company News

Katadyn Germany has moved

Company holidays Dec. 23. to Jan. 3

Youth Career Day at Katadyn in Switzerland

E-Mail Address for Sales Inquiries

Calendar 2014

Contact







© 2014 Katadyn Products Inc.

Letter from the CEO

 

Dear Friends of Katadyn,

 

Pine trees covered in snow, snow-capped hills, glistening snowy landscapes and everywhere nothing but silence. In our latitude, winter arrived before the end of the year, showing off its prettiest side. Use the opportunity to escape the everyday stress before the holidays and surprise somebody with a romantic weekend in the snow. With just a little bit of knowledge and the right gear, a snow camping trip in a tent is a wonderful way to balance out the stress of the city. The Optimus Vega has proved itself as a four-season camp stove in cold temperatures and should not be missing from your packs. Add to that a few warm meals from Trek’n Eat and the surprise will be perfect! Have fun!

 

Please note that our offices and production will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. On Jan. 6, we’ll be back, full of vim and vigor and ready to go for you. We look forward to starting the New Year 2014 with a whole line of new and exciting outdoor products. From all of us at Katadyn, I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the great work together and for all of the valuable feedback that we get daily from the sales front as well as from all of our users around the world.

 

Wishing you wonderful holidays and a great New Year with much happiness and success in 2014.

  

Trix Ammann

CEO


Did you know?


Katadyn Group launches new products at ISPO

Katadyn Group launches new products at ISPO

From Jan. 26-29, 2014, the Katadyn Group will be at the ISPO show in Munich, Germany, with its own booth. We will be launching numerous new products in the Optimus product family as well as showing Katadyn water filters and freeze-dried outdoor meals by Trek'n Eat. For the first time, we’ll also be showing the bottles and insulated containers from Klean Kanteen; the Katadyn Group is taking over distribution as of 2014 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. ISPO is a leading international trade show for sports business. Each year, approximately 2,400 international exhibitors present their products in the areas of outdoor, ski, action and performance sports to more than 81,000 attendees from more than 109 countries. Book your appointment today. We look forward to seeing you in Hall A6, booth 328!


Marketing & Events


Aquafides at METS

Aquafides at METS

From Nov. 19-21, the Katadyn Group was at the largest international trade show for marine equipment and accessories where it showed its mobile desalinators. The METS show (Marine Equipment Trade Show) logged a new record number of visitors with more than 20,500 attendees. We made many new and interesting contacts, and our participation proved to us that our manual and electric desalinators still hold a good position in an important niche segment. The availability of pure fresh water at sea can mean the difference between life and death. For example, our manual Katadyn Survivor model is used by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Air Force as well as by leisure sailors all over the world. Every desalinator from Katadyn is exceptionally reliable and very easy to use and service.


Katadyn at AidEx in Brussels

Katadyn at AidEx in Brussels

The Katadyn Group was at the AidEx show in Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 13-14 to show its survival support and life-saving products. AidEx is directed at professionals who work in the area of humanitarian aid or who are active in emergency and catastrophe support. In conversations with decision-makers from the humanitarian segment, we gained many important insights into the needs and realities in impacted areas. Numerous international aid organizations and army special units use products by Katadyn, Optimus and Trek'n Eat for survival and life-saving support.


Aquafides at Aquatech

Aquafides at Aquatech

Aquafides was represented with its own booth Nov. 5-8 at the Aquatech show in Amsterdam. Aquatech is the leading trade show globally for professionals in the areas of water, process and waste water technology. This was the first time that Aquafides took an active part in an international show. Besides the certified UV disinfection systems that are already well-known on the market, both the silver-ion system Electro Katadyn and the mobile water filtration systems MOT met with the highest interest of products in the booth. The opportunity to meet with current customers and to make new contacts meant this show was a great success. Aquafides has been part of the Katadyn Group since late 2009 as the brand expanded its business into the category of industrial and community water treatment and took over majority ownership of Aquafides Switzerland and Germany. 


New: Katadyn Group E-Learning Platform

New: Katadyn Group E-Learning Platform

Effective immediately, the Katadyn Group E-Learning Platform is now available. It is an interactive, clearly detailed, online product training program for our brands Katadyn, Optimus and Trek'n Eat. The contents are organized in a sales-oriented manner and thus deliver the necessary key to successfully engaging the customer in making a sale. Get in touch with your sales representative to receive your personal access to the Katadyn Group E-Learning Platform.


Markets & Customers


SWISSPRO Partner opens further retail outlet in China

SWISSPRO Partner opens further retail outlet in China

SWISSPRO Partner Shantou Jinzhu has opened its third shop in the Chinese city of Puning. The retail outlet has a prime position in the largest shopping center of the eastern province of Guangdong. All of the indoor filters by SWISSPRO as well as the complete range of Katadyn filters are being sold.


Pharmavoyage launches the new Trek 2 mosquito net

Pharmavoyage launches the new Trek 2 mosquito net

French brand Pharmavoyage is bringing a new mosquito net to the market. The impregnated Trek 2 Mosquito Net fits perfectly over a double bed. It satisfies the demands of both outdoor and travel enthusiasts who prefer to travel lightly but want to be outfitted well. Thanks to the nylon stuff sack with an intergrated zipper, the Trek 2 stows so small and compact that it hardly takes any more space than its littler sister product, the Trek 1 for one person. Compared to traditional mosquito nets, this impregnated net from Pharmavoyage has a significant advantage: Thanks to special technology, its effectiveness is guaranteed for more than three years. Traditional nets offer a guarantee of only 6-12 months. The World Health Organization (WHO) urgently recommends the use of protection from mosquitos and from the diseases they carry such as Malaria, Dengue or Chikungunya by using impregnated mosquito nets in high-risk areas.


UVC Lamps: Production moves to Switzerland

UVC Lamps: Production moves to Switzerland

By the end of the year, the production of UVC lamps for our AQUAFIDES UVC systems will be relocated from the current site in Germany to the headquarters of the Katadyn Group in Switzerland. That is where final assembly of UV systems now takes place. This step will shorten transportation demands and streamline procedures. The Katadyn Group produces UV lights for its own systems as well as replacement lamps for all well-known brands. All orders and inquiries for UVC lamps should be sent effective immediately to Harry Luchsinger, Aquafides Switzerland AG:

 

AQUAFIDES Schweiz AG

Harry Luchsinger

International Sales Manager

Pfäffikerstrasse 37

8310 Kemptthal

Switzerland

Tel +41 44 835 22 02 (direkt)

Tel +41 44 829 21 11 (Zentrale)

E-Mail harry.luchsinger@aquafides.ch


Multinational agrifood corporation Danone relies on UVC systems from AQUAFIDES

Multinational agrifood corporation Danone relies on UVC systems from AQUAFIDES

After the successful introduction four years ago of Electro Katadyn Silver Ionizers at agrifood and drink coporation Danone, the market leader in bottled water has now taken delivery in October of two AQUAFIDES UVC Systems. Purification of drinking water is an important process in treating water for drinking. Only UV systems that fulfill legal requirements and satisfy the highest quality standards can use used for this. AQUAFIDES systems are certified by the strictest standards and approved by DVGW, ÖVGW und SVGW (German, Austrian and Swiss Technical gssociations for Gas and water), as well as by the Norwegian Department of Health (NipH).


Across the Indian Himalayas with a Hiker Pro

Across the Indian Himalayas with a Katadyn Hiker Pro

UK Photographer Stuart Holmes just returned from a great mountain adventure in the Indian Himalayas. The trip took him and his partner Ian Wade from Leh in Ladakh to a tiny settlement called Batal in the Lahaul/Spiti region, then up the Bara Shigri Glacier as far as the Parahio Col at 5800 m. Unfortunately dangerous conditions involving loose rocks and too much new and very avalanche-prone snow meant they couldn't cross over the pass forcing them to retreat back the way they came. For fresh and safe drinking water they relied on a Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter. They used the filter every day for 3 weeks. They also carried Trek’n Eat food for breakfast and a hot meal at night as well as Peronin liquid food for lunch on their longest and most strenuous days. “We found the Hiker Pro filter  to be perfect for our daily drinking water requirements. From the highest glacial streams to the Delhi hotel tap water and everything in between, we stayed in good health throughout the trip”, writes Stuart Holmes to us in an e-mail. “As to the Peronin, it is hard to gauge how effective it was in terms of energy but we certainly managed to stride on at full steam for hours after drinking.”http://www.alpenverein.de/bergsport/expeditionen/verlauf-der-abschlussexpedition-des-dav-damen-expeditionskaders-auf-dem-weg-ins-basecamp-_aid_13294.html


"Lost in the Swell:" On an adventure-mission with Katadyn, Optimus and Pharmavoyage

"Lost in the Swell:" On an adventure-mission with Katadyn, Optimus and Pharmavoyage

"Lost in the Swell" is the name of the adventure project by three Breton surfers Ewen, Ronan and Aurel. Aboard the small ecological trimarin, Gwalaz, the three young people are in the outlying Solomon Islands for three months searching for undiscovered waves and authentic experiences. Their travels are taking them to the untouched islands of Malaita and San Cristobal where people who have never seen a white man still live today. The threesome’s adventures on the islands and at sea are being filmed for the popular French show THALASSA on channel FR3. It is scheduled to be aired on Jan. 24, 2014. Katadyn France has supported the project with an Optimus Nova multifuel stove, Optimus cookware, a Katadyn Combi water filter, and impregnated mosquito nets and insect repellent from Pharmavoyage.


Paraplegic climbs El Capitan

Paraplegic climbs El Capitan

Vanessa François has been a paraplegic since an accident on the mountain in 2010. To the Belgian alpinist, however, that is not a reason to to give up her huge passion for climbing. After 18 months of preparation, she fulfilled her dream Oct. 12: Conquering the legendary Zodiac route up El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California,  and doing so in four days. She was nourished along the way with  freeze-dried outdoor meals from Trek’n Eat. As a comfortable sleeping pad, she was served well by a mat from the U.S. brand, Nemo, whose distribuation was taken over by Katadyn France last year.


DAV women’s expedition team with a first ascent in the Indian Himalaya

The eight women mountaineers on the first women’s expedition team of the DAV (German Alpine Club) have succeeded in accomplishing six first ascents of peaks higher than 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) on their five-week final expedition in India’s Satling Valley. Due to long phases of bad weather, the orginal goal of climbing the main peak of Brahmasar (5,850 m/19,193 ft) wasn’t possible; however, that did not diminish the success of the expedition. This India expedition successfully concludes 2 ½ years of alpinist education. Katadyn Germany supports the young alpinists with an Optimus Crux gas stove, an Optimus Nova multi-fuel stove, cookware from Optimus, freeze-dried meals from Trek'n Eat and Micropur.


Anne-Marie Flammersfeld’s most recent success

Anne-Marie Flammersfeld’s most recent success

We already know Anne-Marie Flammersfeld as the first woman who has run the four deserts of Atacama, Gobi, Sahara and the Antarctica “desert of ice” in a year. She also finished each race as the first-place woman. Now the endurance athlete placed a sensational third behind world-class runners Pfudojee Sherpa Lama and Anna Frost in the Manaslu Trail Race in Nepal. Big congratulations! To fulfill her daily need for clean drinking water, Katadyn supported the extreme athlete with Micropur water purification product. Katadyn water filters were also used in the event to provide clean drinking water for participantsof  on the various stages. Since the trails cannot accommodate motorized vehicles, it would have been very work-intensive to carry in water in bottles for all the participants.


Top ratings for Katadyn desalinators in U.K.’s yachting magazine

Top ratings for Katadyn desalinators in U.K.’s yachting magazine

The British sailing magazine "Yachting World" in the September issue published a desalinator test report. The Katadyn Survivor and PowerSurvivor earned top ratings in the test. Called out in particular by testers was the simple and reliable construction without unnecessary bells and whistles as well as the low energy demand. Katadyn is one of the leading manufacturers of energy-efficient, manual desalinators. Fresh water is one of the few things that is demanded daily at sea. The freedom of making your own water at any time significantly improves life on-board. Marine products by Katadyn are compact, simple and long-lasting and satisfy the most demanding sailors.


Katadyn Company News


Katadyn Germany has moved

Katadyn Germany has moved

Katadyn Germany GmbH can be reached at its new location in Mörfelden-Walldorf, where it moved as of Nov. 1, 2013.

 

Katadyn Germany GmbH

Hessenring 23

D-64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf

Germany

 

With the new facility, the usable space has nearly tripled and can now meet the needs of Katadyn Germany’s successful development. As of Nov. 1, it will have 1,400 square meters (15,069 square feet), as well as a production area of 200 square meters (2,153 square feet). New offices will have enough room for all of the current 20 employees and are a huge step toward the future.


Company holidays Dec. 23. to Jan. 3

Company holidays Dec. 23. to Jan. 3

From Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, the production facility and offices of Katadyn Products AG in Kemptthal, Switzerland will be closed. The entire staff will take off between Christmas and New Year’s as a well-earned vacation. As of Monday, Jan. 6, we will be back and ready to serve you. We look forward to a successful new Year!


Youth Career Day at Katadyn in Switzerland

Youth Career Day at Katadyn in Switzerland

The National Youth Career Day took place in Switzerland on Nov. 14. Hundreds of businesses, organizations, and technical and business schools all over Switzerland opened their doors. Young women and men in classes 5-7, accompanied by their mothers, fathers or other guardians, were invited to come to work or take part in special projects. Young people also took in the professional happenings at the main offices of Katadyn in Switzerland. In the filter assembly area, they put together their own Katadyn Hiker Pro Filter. After that, they filtered water with it from the nearby creek and prepared freeze-dried Trek’n Eat meals on an Optimus stove. We would like to thank all of the children for their visit and hope they could take away valuable lessons from the professional world.


E-Mail Address for Sales Inquiries

In order to ensure that your sales inquiries are answered as quickly as possible, we ask that you always use the general email for our inside sales team: sales.admin@katadyn.ch


Calendar 2014

·       ISPO in Munich, Germany (January 26 - 29, 2014)

·       Defence Services Asia (DSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 14 - 17, 2014)

·       Eurosatory in Paris, France (June 16 - 20, 2014)

·       OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, Germany (July 10 - 13, 2014)

·       Aidex in Brussels, Belgium (November 12/13, 2014)

·       METS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 18 - 20, 2014)


Contact

Swiss Water Talk
Viola Frey
Corporate Communications
Pfäffikerstrasse 37
8310 Kemptthal
Switzerland
Phone +41 44 839 21 16
Fax +41 44 839 21 99
viola.frey@katadyn.ch
www.katadyngroup.comhttp://www.katadyngroup.com/


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