Gjosa : The shower of the future

Gjosa : The shower of the future

Biel-based Gjosa has developed a showering system that achieves unprecedented levels of economy in its consumption of water and energy.

"We're convinced that it will be essential to use water more economically in future, but that economies cannot be made unless an equivalent level of comfort is offered," points out Luc Amgwerd, joint founder of the company Gjosa. The technology offered by this Biel-based start-up is inspired by nature, specifically geysers, from which the company takes its name (Gjosa is the Icelandic word for "to gush" or "to erupt"). It was developed over a period of six years by Creaholic and Bosch. 

Whereas the average shower taken in Switzerland currently uses 11 litres of water per minute, Gjosa's technology makes it possible to have a shower with about 2 litres per minute. In other words, substantially reducing both water and energy consumption, by as much as 80% and 60% respectively. "We offer a new showering experience that achieves unprecedented savings in both water and energy: a high-speed jet of small drops that feels pleasant and has excellent wetting ability, resulting in a feeling of abundance," explains Amgwerd. "It involves a new approach to body care and different methods of using water."


Appeal for Asia and the Middle East

The founders of the start-up are all from Switzerland (Creaholic and eqlosion) or Dubai. To date, they have produced various demonstration and test installations in conjunction with partners in the bathroom fittings industry, in particular PC-Tech of Penthalaz (Vaud), or in relevant market contexts. "We have a key partner in the cosmetics sector, because our solution enables smaller but appropriate quantities of body care or hygiene products to be incorporated," adds Amgwerd.

The company is targeting various business markets (hotels, transport, kitchens, hairdressing salons, etc.) which could make significant savings in water and energy. In addition, it is taking a close interest in the construction of apartment buildings in regions where it is imperative to reduce water consumption, such as Asia and the Middle East, where it has specific operational objectives. A funding campaign and some initial sales are planned for 2018 onwards. 


Source : Panorama des start-ups cleantech





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