Quality along with quantity is the objective of the Association for its Bottler Members, as it continues its rapid growth, Currently the ABWA comprises of over 55 direct and over 12,000 non-direct members through the chapter members in 20 countries in Asia and the Middle East. It covers countries from Jordan to China to Indonesia. ABWA has appointed Diversey Inc. (now part of Sealed Air) as one of its independent inspectors covering Asia (except for Indonesia) and the Middle East. They have regional headquarters in Singapore, Dubai, and China. Their headquarters is in the USA. JDC has representation in over 60 countries. Another appointed inspector is MMS Management Consultancies to handle the Middle East. For Indonesia and Timor Leste, ABWA has appointed PT. Suhita Jaya. For Indonesia, its task is specifically to cover the inspections of the non-branded bottled water manufacturers and training the non-branded small operators/ refill-stations. Within this local Indonesian Company there are independent trainers and inspectors from the Police Force, SEAMEO TROPMED plus several independent Technical Consultants trained by ABWA. ABWA does mandatory pre-inspections for new members and mandatory biennial inspections for members, conducts regular training programs and Certified Plant Operator (CPO) examinations which are internationally recognized. With the assistance of JDC and PT.SUHITA JAYA, ABWA evaluates and test products, systems and services against ABWA's Model Code, WHO, FDA, Codex Alimentarius standards, and national regulations.
It is also the intention of ABWA to improve and advance the quality of products manufactured by its members and thus create a strong image and credibility for the industry. Having passed the ABWA's mandatory inspection will put members on an equal level with their associate counterparts all over the world. To minimize cost, the inspections will be conducted by country for group of companies. Individual inspections are also conducted for individual companies requesting this service at a different cost structure.
Technical Consultant - Crisis Center
Two items of importance were achieved by Asia in 1998. One is the appointment of authorized Inspectors and Trainers. Secondly is the appointment of doctors / physicians from the Indonesian National Police Force as Trainers, Consultants and Crisis technical Assistance for ABWA.
Appointment of Inspectors
ABWA at the moment has three authorized inspectors and consultants :
1. Diversey (M) Sdn. Bhd. (now part of Sealed Air)
No. 6, Jalan Pengarah U1/29, Seksyen U1, Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Phone : +603 5569 6363
Fax : +603 5569 6262
Headed by : Wai Ling Lee
1. MMS Management Consultancies
P.O. Box 282923
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone : + 971 4 338 3326
Headed by : Mahmoud Sallam
Their organization covers the world.
1. PT. Suhita Jaya
c/o Jalan Garuda No.3, RC Veteran
Phone : +62-21-7354103
Fax : +62-21-7365638
Headed by : Dr. Anton R. Castilani, Msi, DFM.
Covering the territory of Indonesia.
- The overall supervision for these activities and for the training programs are coordinated by Umphol Tuntha-obas and Ita Thaher.
The key functions of these inspectors are to conduct annual mandatory inspections on members and candidate members, standardization of the refill stations and refill depots, certifications, and general training.