Pure Water, an Australian company that makes a range of water softeners, announced it had won a $500 million contract with the Federal Government to produce water softening for commercial use in Australia.
The contract will see the company produce a range, from the most potent water softener to the least powerful, to be used by water providers across the country.
The water softenant is known as Pure Water.
Pure Water chief executive John Williams said the deal was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for the company to expand its global business.
“We are delighted to be joining forces with the Government to build on our global growth momentum,” Mr Williams said.
“In the coming years, we are confident that we will be able to support the Australian industry with innovative and affordable water softens to help the nation achieve its clean water goals.”
Pure Water has been producing water softners for more than 20 years and has been recognised as one of the world’s leading water softers manufacturers.
Mr Williams also confirmed that Pure Water was also working with a number of Australian water providers to develop a range that would be ready for commercial release in 2020.
The company said the contract was for a single year and that the company would be investing a total of $5.5 million into the Australian supply chain.
Mr Williamson said the Pure Water contract would enable Pure Water to scale up its Australian operations, which already provided nearly 100,000 customers in New South Wales.
The new contract was awarded after a competitive process that involved both public and private companies.
Mr Williamson said Pure Water had secured the contract because of the scale of its global operations and because the product was well suited for the global market.
“The scale of the Australian market is really critical, and it will be important for us to provide our customers with products at the right price points, and for them to be able buy the products that they need,” Mr Williamson told ABC News Breakfast.
Purewater also plans to release a range to the Australian public in 2019, after which the company said it would scale up production.
Mr Davidson said the company was looking to ramp up production in 2018, with an expectation that Purewater would be able release the product to the public by the end of 2020.