Growing into our global role
Last year we reported how our global reach was gathering pace. 2018 has seen us make even more rapid progress – a year full of international exhibitions and world-wide work with pacesetters such as British Water and the UK Department of International Trade (DIT) in countries like Brazil and Singapore.
Earlier in the year, we were delighted to become a member of British Water. It is a membership that has opened doors and provided us with new opportunities, delivering some proud moments as we represented UK innovation overseas in UK Pavilions at world-leading events. The year has seen us be part of UK DIT and British Water delegations at Oman’s Energy and Water Conference & Exposition, World Water Forum 8 in Brazil, and International Water Week in Singapore.
At these events we’ve increasingly appeared alongside our international partners: Brazil’s Improv Equipamentos at the World Water Forum; Australia’s Detection Services at QWater18; while we were also part of the Isle Emerging Technologies Pavilion alongside Isle Utilities at H2O Accadueo in Bologna, an event dedicated to emerging international technologies.
Our international bases in the US and South Korea have also gone from strength to strength (more about our UK work below). In the US we continue to collaborate with Nevada’s WaterStart, had a highly successful ACE18 Show in Las Vegas and have further established a solid network across the States.
A proven choice in the UK
While we’re ever-more confident on the global stage, we’ve maintained a focus on delivering successes for UK water companies. Through proven and sustainable results, we’ve been awarded three UK frameworks in 2018, including the Energy Efficiency Services Framework by Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy.
UK water utilities increasingly turn to us to deliver efficiency, resilience and whole-life cost objectives. We hope to have more positive news in 2019!
Leading the way with our innovation
Our successes have undoubtedly come through our investment in innovation, which continues to add increasing value and resource to the global water industry.
We’re utilising artificial intelligence, IIoT and smart technology as part of our tool kit. It is clear to us that the true value of these technologies is only realised when utilised alongside organic intelligence – and by this we mean with knowledge from electrical & mechanical engineers, and with the benefit of engineering experience too.
While rounding off 2018 at the Water, Wastewater & Environment Management (WWEM) Conference in Telford, we showcased HydraNet – our cloud-based or locally-hosted software for our clients to monitor industrial pumping systems. Developed in-house, HydraNet can be utilised for simple pump assessments through to whole-company network optimisation. It delivers dynamic live data, providing an essential overview of day-to-day pump performance, condition and reliability.
As we grow our company and work with an increasing number of blue-chip utilities and corporations around the world, a major project throughout 2018 was to develop a company-wide ERP system. This now integrates client-side data alongside a number of business functions, including customer relationship management, sales pipeline, manufacturing and inventory management, accounting and finance, human resources and project management. There is also a new document management system that has enabled the digitisation of our quality management system, ISO 9001.
2018 was undoubtedly another great for Riventa. But our successes have only been achieved thanks to our fantastic team and valued customers, suppliers and partners. Here’s to a successful 2019, together!