08 October 2019

The World's first bank for the business of water

Submitted by Linda Janse Van Vuuren
The World's first bank for the business of water

While water is fast becoming Africa’s most important currency, Abeco Tanks is playing a significant role in contributing to the success in agriculture, business, industry and mining of African countries as well as to keep communities running.

While our competitors only store water, we offer more than storage - we provide a business continuity plan by banking water.

In a world where water will determine who thrives and who doesn’t, who you bank with will make all the difference.

ABECO was founded in 1983 by then founder, now Executive Chairman, Mannie Ramos Senior. During this time, few people had ever heard of the term ‘climate change’, much less knew what its consequences would mean to the normal running of businesses and communities. But Mannie identified that many communities lacked access to adequate water supplies and that many others faced future water shortages without urgent planning.

With uncanny foresight, Mannie Senior anticipated the increased frequency of water scarcity and, more importantly, the need to be able to supply clean water to Africa’s businesses and communities via to enable them to successfully operate even in times of a water shortage.

More than 35 years later when drought and changes in rainfall pattern have become more and more commonplace, ABECO has emerged as the definitive leader in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative water storage tanks.

Their expertise, on-the-ground experience and exceptional service has taken ABECO far beyond Southern Africa to more than 35 countries. The ABECO brand is well-known and trusted throughout Africa and beyond.

As the leader in providing innovative water storage solutions in Southern Africa for over 35 years, Abeco has become known as a ‘water bank’, providing an economical, convenient and stable supply of water to protect every community in Africa from the risk.

Our ‘water banks’ act like a ‘savings account’ so that businesses and communities have the water they need to keep running, even in times of water scarcity.

That’s why ABECO is the world’s first bank for the business of water and the leader in supplying hygienic water storage solutions.

We collaborate with industrial and commercial property development companies, engineering and mining sectors, fire control companies, farms, corporates and local government municipalities to ensure a stable supply of clean water.

ABECO provides four different types of ‘water banks’ - Ground Level Water storage tanks, Elevated water storage Tanks, Circular water storage Tanks, Custom-Made water storage tanks.

Like a bank, ABECO manages risk to deliver the most secure and long-lasting ‘water bank’ on the market by building quality into every part of the process.

.ABECO is accredited with the ISO 9001:2015 certification. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including strong customer service focus, motivation and implication of top management, process approach and continual improvement.

As a member of the ISF, ABECO is able to provide its clients with cost effective and quality structural steel products for projects anywhere in the world.Is accredited by South Africa Technical Auditing Services (SATAS) to certify manufacturers, producing products within the scope of South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS)As a member of the Automated Sprinkler Investigation Bureau, our water storage tanks are manufactured and comply with all ASIB standards.As a member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa, we too are dedicated to the improvement of water resource management in Southern Africa.ABECO Tanks is a proud member of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction.