Blupura aims to provide a more sustainable water dispensing option with its range of public water fountains which were on show at Venditalia 2018 in Milan.
The company’s City Wall machine is described as “a cross between an ATM and a water fountain” and is able to dispense chilled, still and sparkling water from a unit placed within a building’s wall.
Blupura marketing manager Debora Screpanti told FoodBev that the Italy-based firm aims to offer a solution to help consumers top up their refillable bottles in public spaces, while also allowing public authorities to save money through lower levels of plastic waste disposal.
She said: “Depending on the needs of the customer or municipality you can different kinds of designs that can be installed and with different cooling capacity, from 150 litres per hour cooling capacity to 280 litres per hour.”
The company’s City Wood water dispenser has two founrains built into a wooden unit and is insulated against sub-zero temperatures and can be operated with coins or cards. Currently prices start at €0.05 per 0.5 litres of water.
In a year which Blupura celebrates its tenth anniversary, Screpanti highlighted some of the milestones in the company’s growth: “We have been the first in our industry to manufacture water coolers that were working with natural refrigerant gas R290,” she said.
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