MANILA, Philippines – GQWEST Inc. plans to expand its Aquaquest water refilling franchise outside Metro Manila as part of its plan to drive growth.
A sister brand of Aquabest the country’s premier water franchise and with over a hundred stores, Aquaquest is set to grow in rural areas where potable water access remains an issue. The company’s CEO, Carson Tan, sees tremendous potential in areas outside Manila which have begun to see rapid development and urbanization.
“With the Metro Manila water refilling market getting ever more competitive, it would be more practical to look at other areas where opportunities are great and competition isn’t as fierce,” Tan said.
A single Aquaquest store can offer three different types of water: purified, mineral, and alkaline. While the purified water is the staple product of the store, the mineral and alkaline types of water would appeal most to people who have specific medical needs or those who need water as a health supplement.