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A new source of purified water arrives in Centurion

We’re delighted to announce that a new Franchise will be opening in the Centurion Lifestyle Centre, Pretoria, headed by Richard Pinker, Elma Cilliers and Cheryl Kennedy. H2O International SA now has over 65 franchises, service and support centres throughout Southern Africa and every one of our franchisees has the technical knowledge and experience to be able to specify the correct unit for your specific business or home application.


Meet our new Centurion team

Richard Pinker
Richard has spent most of his career in the corporate environment. He was a founder member and divisional director of the JSE listed company, Super Group and he left this position after 11 years.  For the past 16 years, he has been a CEO with responsibilities for Southern Africa for Ricoh, a Fortune 500 organisation.

The environment, health and lifestyle have always been a passion for Richard.  So, when the opportunity arose for him to take a more active role in the industry, he decided to grab it with both hands and pursue his true interest. Richard is determined to succeed, passionate about his business and believes that to be successful requires hard work and focus.

As a thought leader and entrepreneur, he believes the Centurion store is destined to be a great success and will help grow the H2O International SA brand in Southern Africa.

Elma Cilliers

Elma has spent her career working for the same organisation for the past 20 years.  She has been in the fortunate position to gain experience and knowledge in various aspects of business with her main focus being administration, finance and project management.

Working closely with some industry leaders has been a fantastic foundation for her and when she was presented with the opportunity to play a role in a new venture alongside one of her mentors and role models, Richard, she did not think twice.

Elma is confident that Centurion has a winning team and with the strength of their combined knowledge and experience, H2O Centurion will grow from strength to strength.

 Cheryl Kennedy

Cheryl is a mother of two and is passionate about the H2O International SA brand. She joined H2O International SA in 2004 and has gained extensive knowledge over the past twelve years.

Cheryl is a firm believer in doing away with bottled water and instead, purifying water directly from the tap. Cheryl enjoys establishing genuine relationships with her clients and received the “Most Promising Franchise” award in 2014 for her H2O International outlet and the Tefcold Annual Award in 2013.

Cheryl is looking forward to growing the Centurion branch with Richard and Elma.

What we look for in a prospective H2O International SA franchisee

We are always on the lookout for people who are passionate, dynamic and positively minded. Our franchisees must believe in our products and the importance of drinking purified water straight from the tap. They must be interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, be ethically sound and love dealing with people.

 Join SA’s no.1 water purification company and ride the wave of success

To join our winning team and become part of our success story, visit our online franchisee page where you can download our most recent prospectus.