On the 2nd of February 1995, Nam-Ice packaged ice cubes went on sale in Windhoek Namibia for the first time. We started with one 80Kg/24Hr second hand ice machine working in the garage at home. From these humble beginnings we now have a factory of 400m2 and have capacity to produce 8 tons of ice per day.
From the outset we made it our goal to produce a high quality ice product and this lead us into a fascinating learning process about water, the raw material of ice making. Simply put, Quality Water = Quality Ice and of course, Bad water saturated with Lime and Chlorine = Bad looking, (very White ice), Bad tasting,(Chlorine + other chemicals) which I am sure many of you have personally seen and used much to your distaste!
The logical consequence to learning more about water was to import our first Reverse Osmosis 800GPD (3000 litres/24hr) System in July 1997. This led us to begin bottling this water under our Trademark label “RAINDROPS” for shops, retail chains, bars, and restaurants.
At the same time we began marketing and installing ‘domestic’ RO water purifiers. We have, with Fruit&Veg City where we supplied and installed their RO Water Bar equipment, jointly promoted the public collecting RO water in own containers for only N$1.00 per litre. Truly affordable healthy clean water!
We can now proudly say that we are supplying chain-stores, fueling stations, pet-stores, large office-blocks and the general public with premium Ice, Ice-Machines, Purified Water and RO Systems. Not only throughout Namibia but to our neighbours as well.