Kuwait, November 24, 2020 — Mezzan Holding KSC’s (BKSC: Mezzan) fully-owned subsidiary, National Canned Food Production & Trading Company W.L.L. (NCF), launched the first bottled alkaline water produced in Kuwait by Aqua Gulf. The new product, Aqua Gulf Alkapure pH8, is now available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, and cooperative branches across Kuwait.

Alkapure pH8 joins Aqua Gulf’s current portfolio of low sodium and zero sodium bottled water. The product is now available at retailers across Kuwait in 200ml, 300ml, 500ml and 1.5L bottles.

Mezzan Holding CEO Garry Walsh said: “Today we’re pleased to announce the introduction of another high quality and in-demand product by Mezzan. Mezzan Holding locally manufactures and distributes premium products, whether it’s Khazan’s range of halal meats, KITCO’s range of snacks, or Aqua Gulf’s range of water products. We also manufacture and distribute pharmaceutical products. Mezzan is steadily growing its range of locally produced and manufactured products and bolstering Kuwait’s food and health security capabilities.

“Mezzan believes in understanding consumer behavior and local consumer needs, and investing in products to meet those needs. Gaining popularity in recent years, alkaline water, recognized for its high pH level and ultra-hydrating properties is the perfect new addition to Aqua Gulf’s growing water portfolio.”

Benefits of alkaline water:

  • Restores pH balance in the body – With a pH level of 8, alkaline water effectively neutralizes the acid in the human body compared to other water types that generally have a neutral pH of 7. The lower the number, the more acidic the water is.
  • Increases energy – High acidity levels in the body can result in the loss of energy and an increase in fatigue and drowsiness. Alkaline water is a recommended source of reversing acidic levels in the body to restore withdrawn energy levels.
  • Effective hydration – Alkaline water has ultra-hydrating properties when compared to normal water due to its effect on blood viscosity. The lower the blood viscosity, the higher the hydration level should be.

Mezzan operates state-of-the-art water bottling facilities in Kuwait and Qatar equipped by a German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer specialized in high-quality factory equipment. Using advanced technology, the facilities maintain the highest standards of safety and hygiene to deliver the best quality water. Water produced by the facilities undergo a purification process followed by chemical and microbiological testing before bottling. The Kuwait facility produces 149 million liters a year of the company’s flagship water brand, Aqua Gulf, making it one of the largest producers of bottled water in the country by production capacity. The Qatar facility produces the company’s second water brand, DANA, which is distributed in Qatari and Kuwaiti markets.

Mezzan Holding’s fully-owned subsidiary National Canned Food Production & Trading Company W.L.L. produces Aqua Gulf Low Sodium Essential Water, Aqua Gulf Zero Sodium Extreme Water, and Aqua Gulf Alkapure pH8 Water. Aqua Gulf is recognized by the World Branding Awards as ‘Brand of the Year’ for the year 2019-2020.