Aquafina hosts trip to bottling plant
Jeddah, July 27, 2011
Aquafina, a brand of bottled water products produced by PepsiCo, organised a tour of the Sipco bottling plant in Jeddah for a group of 45 visually impaired children from the Ebsar Foundation.
Planned as an educational and entertaining day out, the trip enabled the children, who were accompanied by 15 supervisors, to learn about the production process for Aquafina pure bottled water.
Following a tour of the plant the visiting children enjoyed a meal hosted by PepsiCo and Sipco management, after which commemorative gifts were distributed.
“It was a great pleasure to welcome the children to our plant,” said Ahmed El-Mehelmy, sales and marketing director at Sipco.
“They had a thoroughly entertaining day out and we were most impressed by their enthusiasm to learn about how Aquafina is produced, labeled and bottled. They were absolutely fascinated by the seven stages of the exclusive Aquafina’s HydRO-7 purification system and were keen to ask a lot of intelligent questions about the process.”
Ibrahim Binaquil, PepsiCo’s marketing and PR manager for GCC markets, said: “I would like to express my appreciation of the excellent work that the Ebsar Foundation does in helping visually impaired children and say what a pleasure it was working with the Ebsar officials to make this tour of the Aquafina plant a great success and an enjoyable day for the kids.”
The Ebsar Foundation for low vision and blind rehabilitation services is a non-governmental, non-profit Saudi organisation funded by charitable donations and grants. – TradeArabia News Service