2017 Year In Review: A Note From Our CEO
2017 has been a monumental growth year for Acuva, one we’re especially proud of. With change comes challenge, but also achievement; as we look back on the past twelve months, there is much to celebrate, and we’re excited to share some of our accomplishments with you as we look ahead to a new year filled with exciting opportunity.
Acuva exists to transform the way we think about and drink water. Considerable time, thought, and resources went into fine-tuning our proprietary technology before debuting our original suite of UV-LED water purification systems. However, keeping pace with evolving technologies and protecting our reputation as a global leader in water purification requires an unwavering growth mindset. Our team has this in spades.
Our goal is, and always has been, to deliver industry-leading solutions that respond to our customers’ needs and position us to provide safe, clean water to people around the world. Thanks to advancements in LED technology, this year alone we’ve successfully doubled our products’ performance to provide the same level of disinfection with half the UV-LEDs.
Your feedback also inspired us to completely reimagine our 1L unit. In September, we launched the Eco Water Purifier, a system as compact as it is powerful. The Eco is a smart, portable system whose applications we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of.
Early on, we recognized an opportunity to provide an eco-friendly alternative for RVs, boats, and cabins beyond bottled water or unreliable filtration techniques. Staying connected to these customer communities has helped us refine our technology in a way that suits their lifestyles and breeds trust. We’ve especially enjoyed connecting with influential members of the RVing market; endorsement from trusted sources like RV Geeks has improved awareness of our UV-LED technology and purification systems and we truly appreciate their support.
Although major cities including Vancouver and Paris have taken notice and invested in municipal-level UV water purification, we wanted to make our technology accessible to the residential market, too. In October we showcased our products at the Vancouver Fall Home Show, and look forward to exploring this opportunity further in 2018.
Demand for our product is growing; to continue to deliver on our promise of removing harmful microbial pathogens, we maintain positive, professional relationships with original equipment manufacturers and a growing group of distributors.
The most valuable part of this business is the team we’ve built around it. Acuva’s successes this year—from developing IP to filing for 10 patents and getting our product to market—are due to the dedication and skill of our talented group of sales, operational, and technical professionals. I would like to take a moment to congratulate all of our team members on their hard work and help in transforming the water purification industry.
I immigrated to Canada from India with a goal to support a product that would positively impact the lives of people in my home country and beyond. Growing up in India meant I saw firsthand what is advertised in the media: that waterborne illness and disease is the world’s leading cause of death. Each year, 3.4 million lives are lost, and I’m proud to be at the head of a business that can drastically reduce these numbers by providing water free of harmful pathogens.
Our vision is and always has been to develop a technology that could scale to solve our planet’s global water crisis. Water is a basic human necessity, and we believe everyone deserves safe, clean drinking water. In 2018, we look forward to exploring opportunities to take our technology in the direction of this vision.
Happy holidays to you and yours!