The Bama region is one among a handful of territories in China, which are renowned for their abundant water resources and excellent water quality. NDG has chosen this location for two reasons – firstly out of logistical considerations: it was the vicinity of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, in particular, that proved attractive for the entrepreneurs, since consumption of packaged beverages is running at a comparatively high level there.
The second important reason was this region’s well-known water quality, as mentioned above. NDG intentionally opted for not bottling purified water, something the company could have done at practically any location. Instead, the group concentrated exclusively on natural mineral water, the filling of which was conditional on possessing a suitable spring.
Boneau – good water
Spring water from Bama is considered to be of extremely high quality because it flows through the karst rock in ramified seams several thousand kilometres long. As it does, it is filtered in a totally natural way while simultaneously absorbing minerals. What’s more, the region around Bama exhibits a strong level of geomagnetism, twice as high as usual. The magnetic lines split the water up into small molecules.
Thanks to the three springs that NDG bought, the company is also in a position to erect up to three filling plants. Logically enough, though, it started by building just one factory hall. The firm intends to match the actual schedule for further investments to market developments. NDG has channelled capital expenditure totalling approximately 42 million euros into tapping the spring, and into creating filling and storage capacities on an area of roughly 46,000 square metres.