The Katadyn Group – headquartered in Kemptthal Switzerland – has acquired the assets of Spectra watermakers in San Rafael, California/US, manufacturer of desalination systems based on proprietary energy recovery pumps. The line of Katadyn desalinators (Power Survivors and hand operated Survivors) are now rebranded under the Spectra label. Katadyn says it is committed to invest into and to expand the line of desalination systems for both the marine and land-based sectors. With this acquisition, the Group becomes one of the most significant suppliers of small and medium-sized sea water desalination systems on the market.
Australia has always been and continues to be a key market for the Spectra and Katadyn brands with a strong presence in both the marine and the institutuional (military) segment. After several years of successful Spectra distributorship, Enerdrive in Brisbane decided to focus on their core market of mobile/marine electrical and off grid solar including Lithium battery storage and their ePOWER charger and inverter range.
Southern Seas Marine in Coomera on the Gold Coast will take over as Australian distributor for the complete range of Spectra watermakers. Michael Date and his team have been in the marine business for 15 years and bring a broad experience of quality brands including professional services of installation, service and maintenance. Southern Seas successfully introduced the hand-pumped Survivor watermakers to the Australian Airforce and Navy.