Local business receives award of excellence
At the 14th annual Century International Quality ERA Convention in Geneva on Sunday, 11 March 2012, SA water recycler Intaka Tech received a Gold Business Initiative Directions award. The jury comprised leaders of previously awarded companies from around the world together with a panel of international experts in the field of business communication.
Intaka Tech, which manufactures mobile water purification plants and gas generation units, won the award for its leadership and business management excellence along with its expertise in technology, innovation and expansion. It operates in Namibia as Intaka Technology Namibia with Knowledge Katti as the local MD.
Uruguayan businessman and entrepreneur Dr Gastón Savoi established Intaka Tech in South Africa in 2004. The company has contributed to the production of fresh water for millions of Africans that have been denied access to this resource due to inaccessible or contaminated sources. It has also created mobile gas generating units to tackle the lack of readily available medical air and oxygen in outlying rural hospitals and clinics. Today, over 200 Intaka Tech water purification plants and gas generating systems are in operation in various hospitals and rural communities in South America and southern Africa.
Savoi said: “We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the highest quality products and services to our clients. All of our products are manufactured against a formal, documented management framework that complies with the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 standard as well as all other relevant industry regulations and criteria. We recognise the importance of monitoring our quality management systems as it is through continual review, that we can identify improvements to be made to our products and services.”