An associate of the prestigious Access Group of Companies, Access Natural Water (Pvt) Ltd., with the brand name Aquafresh was launched in the year 2001 to meet the consumer demand for safe natural drinking water.
Aquafresh was the first bottled water manufacturer in the island to obtain the SLS 894 certification for 5 gallon water bottles and was also the first in Sri Lanka to conform with the ISO 9001:2008 standards. Furthermore, in meeting the highest quality expectations of the most discerning of consumers in the food industry, Aquafresh is the first bottled water to comply with the HACCP standards, thus becoming the only Sri Lankan table water eligible to be served in countries of the European Union. It is also the only Sri Lankan bottled water to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA), the Japanese authority for exports into Japan and passed for quality in the UK and Germany as well.
Having captured the local and international markets owing to the highest standards of safety and quality, Aquafresh was presented the United Nations “Water for Life” award, for being the best quality drinking water manufacturer in Asia.
The strong brand loyalty and reputation built up by Aquafresh paved the way for Aquafresh water to be chosen as the first locally produced bottled water brand to be served on board the national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines and on many other International Airlines.