AJA, BWT Announce New Partnership A.J. Antunes & Co. and BWT Best Water Technology are proud to announce a new partnership between VIZION™ and BWT that will introduce a new co-branded line of products and establish both companies as leaders in the global foodservice water treatment market. Using their combined expertise on the water filtration industry, VIZION and BWT have partnered to provide innovative products to help foodservice operations reduce overall costs and minimize service issues, including down time and unscheduled preventative maintenance. This line of products will allow foodservice operations to address their scale prevention and hardness reduction needs easily and more efficiently than other systems currently available. “This partnership between VIZION and BWT is a natural fit for both companies,” said Daniel Schmidt, Business Development Manager of VIZION products. “Both organizations are extremely complementary with regards to applications, customer types, and technologies, which will allow us to offer businesses the complete water treatment solution that they need.” “BWT provides a unique know how in all areas of water treatment,” said Reiner Stanelle, Sales Director of BWT North America. “Without water, there is no life, no progress and no prosperity. BWT is passionate about this essential resource. Our ecological and economical products and sound methods ensure our technological leadership.” The VIZION and BWT product line unites technologies from both brands to offer a combined/total solution for fountain, coffee, tea, and steam equipment, addressing scale prevention, particle reduction, taste and odor treatment, and chloramine reduction. The first phase utilizes the self-cleaning particulate reduction technology and high-performance carbon block offered by VIZION, which reduces chlorine, including chloramines, and chemical taste and odors. The second phase incorporates BWT systems that utilize a five-step process to remove scale-forming ions to ensure equipment is protected from lime scale buildup. These systems also allow customers to specify the level of hardness reduction, optimizing both hot beverage quality and equipment performance while mitigating service issues and costs. “We are very pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with VIZION,” said Stanelle. “With the customer-first and solution-orientated commitment of BWT and VIZION, we are extremely well positioned to provide the foodservice industry with innovative water filtration solutions today and tomorrow.” About A.J. Antunes & Co. A.J. Antunes & Co. is a family owned and operated company specializing in the manufacturing of foodservice equipment under the ROUNDUP® brand, advanced water treatment solutions under the VIZION™ brand, and air and gas pressure switches and custom electronic controls under the Antunes Controls brand. For more than 55 years, A.J. Antunes & Co. has proudly built its reputation on creating innovative and high-quality products that consistently meet customers’ needs in order to ensure their success. For additional information about A.J. Antunes & Co., visit www.ajantunes.com. About BWT BWT—For You and Planet Blue—expresses our mission of developing environmentally friendly and economic water treatment products and services. A task we took on with the establishment of our company in 1990. Since then, BWT products and processes have set technology standards worldwide and today the Best Water Technology Group is Europe’s leading water technology enterprise. With Best Water Technology, our leading position is indicated in the company name. Our slogan ‘For You and Planet Blue’ also portrays our aim of acting sustainably and responsibly in all our company activities—to meet the needs of people as individuals and to preserve our Blue Planet as a unique living environment.