Eden Springs

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EDEN SPRINGS International S.A.
Industry Business Services, beverages
Founded 1982
Headquarters Headquartered in Switzerland
Key people
Raanan Zilberman CEO, Itamar Eder CFO, Shirley Cohen VP Operations, Pierre Torbey VP Sales & Marketing, Olivier Plouvin VP Human Resources
Products Bottled water coolers, Plumbed-in water coolers, PET bottles, Office coffee service
Number of employees
2200+

Eden Springs International is a provider of water and coffee solutions to workplaces for their employees and customers. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has operations in 15 countries. Eden's water product offerings include stand-alone bottle-fed water coolers, point-of-use plumbed-in water coolers and small pack bottles. Eden's office coffee solutions include coffee machines, coffee, tea and other beverage accessories. Eden provided service to over 450,000 companies in 15 countries and delivered over 500 million liters of water in 2013. [1] A strong service culture has helped Eden to grow a large customer base of blue chip organizations, public sector bodies and small- and medium-sized businesses throughout Europe. http://www.foodbev.com/news/eden-springs-announces-acquisition-from#.VAg5jPmwJ9M


History[edit]

Eden Springs International S.A., was launched providing water cooler operations in Poland in 1997. The Swiss market followed in 1999, and became the location of the company’s European headquarters. It now also provides coffee machines.[2]

In 2007, Eden Springs bought out the Danone share and brought in private equity investment.[3]

In 2009, Eden's UK website won the International Web Marketing Association's best business to business website award.[4] It secured a EUR 150 million credit facility with a consortium of European banks headed by Rabobank and Royal Bank of Scotland in November 2011.[5] It has also acquired 60 companies in Europe.[6]

Since 2007 Eden has been working to minimize its carbon footprint as much as possible, offsetting its carbon emissions in the majority of its European markets via Carbon Neutral Certification.http://www.carbonneutral.com/our-clients/case-studies/eden-springs The company worked with Swiss experts Quantis International to analyse the entire life cycle of the business. http://www.foodbev.com/news/eden-springs-uk-goes-carbonneutral In 2011 the company received first prize in the Aqua Awards 2011 for Best Environmental Practice.[7]

Also in 2011, the company launched a partnership with People help People - One World[8] to supply clean drinking water systems in Africa.[9]

In 2013 Eden Springs acquired the UK coffee vending supplier, Kafevend.[10] Today, Eden Springs International operates in 15 countries including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (under the name Château d'eau), Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

In September 2014, Eden Springs announced the acquisition of five water cooler businesses from Nestlé Waters Direct, a division of Nestlé Waters. The deal involves the acquisition of NWD’s water cooler activities in five European countries. Already servicing offices with water and/or coffee across 15 countries, this acquisition provides the Swiss-headquartered company with new markets in Germany, Russia and Portugal, and enhanced positions in Poland and the Netherlands. The NWD acquisition will increase Eden’s installed client base from over 650,000 to approximately one million. http://www.foodbev.com/news/eden-springs-announces-acquisition-from#.VAg5jPmwJ9M


Products[edit]

Water[edit]

Eden Springs' water solutions include bottled water coolers, plumbed-in filter systems, PET and sports bottles. In 2013 the company delivered 500 million liters of water to offices and homes. It also launched its SMILE Eco water cooler, a new model that uses 30% less energy than traditional coolers. http://www.foodbev.com/news/eden-springs-launches-smile-eco-friendly


The company has a network of branches and water sources in 14 European countries[11] The water sources are located in each country where the company has a market . http://www.edensprings.com/sources/

Coffee[edit]

Eden offers a variety of coffee blends, brands and machines along with its office water solutions. Eden partners with well-known brands including Lavazza and Kenco. | url=http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/94ffa978#/94ffa978/1 | title= Big can be beautiful | accessdate =01.09.2011

In 2012, Eden launched its own quality coffee brand, Edenissimo, which is available in coffee capsules and fresh coffee beans formats. http://www.foodbev.com/news/edenissimo-coffee-from-eden-springs

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