The spring from which we extract our natural mineral water, the same one that Bottelarij Noorderwater is about to introduce on the commercial market, is owned by the bottling plant’s founders: Gezinus Oosting and Hanneke Heerema. The Dutch Minister of Health and Welfare recognized our spring as natural mineral water on July 1st, 2009, following a process in which numerous tests were performed and expert reports drawn up. Receiving this recognition is an absolute prerequisite for marketing the water. The spring (and the natural mineral water it contains) was granted full certification.
why use glass bottles?
Outside the fact that we consider our superior quality mineral water to be worthy of the most beautiful packaging we can design, a glass bottle is the only packaging suitable for natural mineral water. Unlike plastic, glass is not porous. So using glass enables us to guarantee quality, even over a very long period of time (up to two years).
Consumers also prefer glass over other packaging materials. The reasons are obvious: glass packaging has numerous advantages over other kinds of packaging.
A few of the benefits of glass bottles:
- Products in glass have a longer shelf life.
- Glass is less damaging to the environment.
- Glass does not affect the taste or consistency of the package content.
- Glass is strong, providing the most reliable protection.
- Glass is clean, and therefore the most hygienic type of packaging.
- Glass conveys quality: a product in glass has more cachet and is qualitatively better.
- Glass is 100% recyclable and can be infinitely reused (plastic can be recycled only a limited number of times, and never a full 100%).
Of all the glass used, more than 85% is reconstituted into new glass (for plastic, this rate is less than 25%).
In the first phase, our company will export bottled natural mineral water to China.
Why China? View here an excerpt of our company video, which was produced thanks to the sponsorship of Carillon Audiovisual Communications.
objective and mission
Bottelarij Noorderwater focuses on the bottling and export of mineral water of superior quality from its own, fully certified spring in Wagenborgen (Delfzijl, the Netherlands).
To achieve this objective, we have assembled a professional, highly dedicated team with proven ability in food exports to Asia, in accountancy and in international sales. Our competent head of operations manages and oversees the production process on the plant floor. An external partner well versed in all the ins and outs of operational logistics will be in charge of that end of the business. Ten other production and administrative workers will complete our team for the first phase.