Xeros Technology Group, based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, is set to supply a shipment of its near-waterless washing machines to the drought-affected Cape Province region of South Africa.
Cape Town is a region where drought has led to a permanent change in water consumption being legislated.
The 16 machines, supplied through Xeros’ commercial laundry division, recently-renamed Hydrofinity, replace water with its reusable and recyclable polymer XOrb technology.
The agreement is the first of several large shipments expected to be sent in the next two months to Hydrofinity-approved distribution partners in countries with high water stress and high water cost.
The technology will be supplied to the South African market by fanute, the sole distributor for Hydrofinity near-waterless laundry systems in South Africa.
Mike Ferrand, managing director of Hydrofinity, said: “Our near-waterless technology will bring huge sustainability benefits as climate change and a rapidly growing population place enormous stress on South Africa’s water resources.
“We are now starting to make significant shipments of Xeros machines around the world. As businesses struggle with stringent restrictions on water use, our award-winning solution offers a sustainable alternative with significant competitive advantages.”