ROTA tanks, manufactured locally by Rotomould (Solomons) Ltd, are the first and only water tanks in the Solomon Islands to be certified to international quality standards – the ISO Type 5: AS/NZS 4766 standards.
In a statement on Tuesday Rotomould Group of Companies Managing Director, Prakash Chand said the company has always been absolutely committed to providing high quality products for customers.
“Receiving this international certification and quality mark is a formal recognition of the high quality standards we adhere to,” Mr Chand said.
AS/NZS 4766 is an Australian and New Zealand Standard for polyethylene water tanks, to ensure tanks have been properly designed and manufactured to last the length of their warranty life.
Certification to AS/NZS4766 provides independent assurance of a manufacturer's claim that their products comply with this standard.
Leisa Donlan, CEO of the Association of Rotational Moulders Australasia (ARMA) said that it is important to note that not every manufacturer chooses to certify their products.
“The commitment being shown by Rotomould (Solomons) Ltd to meeting this standard exhibits global leadership in ensuring high quality products are available, made locally and meeting the most stringent requirements in the world,” he said.
For a polyethylene tank manufacturer to receive certification for AS/NZS 4766, tanks are put through a rigid set of tests to ensure that they comply.
As a finite resource, water has to be valued more significantly.
The government spends a considerable amount of money on accessing water supplies and the installation of water storage systems to help supply clean drinking water to the population.
Mr Chand said the Solomon Islands government has financed these projects because water is the single most precious building block to development.
“We cannot sustain life without it; we cannot sustain communities without it. But when communities have ample water, they thrive.
“Their health, their farming, their economy all can steadily improve when water is readily available,” he said.
Rotomould (Solomons) Ltd (RSL) is a local company which manufactures polyethylene water tanks under the brand name of Rota Tanks in sizes ranging from 500 liters to 10,200 liters capacities using rotational moulding technology.
This is the latest technology in the water tank manufacturing process widely used in the developed nations of the world.
Established in 2005, RSL was one of the first companies to introduce rotational moulding technology in the Pacific through its subsidiary companies in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, and Vanuatu.