AlkaWay began operation in 2000 as Ion Life. And after some seven years, we changed our name to AlkaWay because everyone thought we were an insurance company!
Co-Founder Cassie Bond with CEO And Co-Founder Ian Blair Hamilton
We began as we are today, with co-founders Ian Blair Hamilton and Cassie Bond. Today, we have our own (owned) premises in Byron Bay, Australia, consisting of office, showroom, repair facility, sales and support team, despatch and warehouse departments.
Our US factory is in California and we have a wonderful synergy with their engineers and our design team.
In 2011 we began development of our own non-electric, water ionizer and water filtration system. It was based on and improving upon a Chinese model. After supplying some 7000 units we decided to upgrade this basic model and began the design development of a new improved version in the USA. Today we supply this model, the UltraStream around the world to customers and a fast-growing distributor network.
We remain as we began, committed to assisting as many people as we can to improve their health with the alkaline way of life.
In 2000, a good friend came to see us. Victor was a ‘mad professor’ type of guy, always talking about the hidden properties of water, how to run cars on water… and this time he was very excited. “Ian, I’ve found it!” he said. And there it was, the Jupiter Mavello water ionizer. “I’ve been trying to do this myself for years!” said Victor, “And all this time, the Koreans already had it!”
I’m relatively sceptical of mad professors unless their madness has actually manifested in real inventions, but Cassie and I both loved Victor. He had retired at age 30 from a highly successful fashion career – not exactly the sort of background to engender confidence in scientific breakthroughs.
Victor set up the water ionizer on the sink, raving about the effect the water had had on him already. I took a drink. It was light and seemed to just slip down – unlike the usual bloating feeling I was used to with tap water. Cassie took a glass, drank it all and looked at me with a huge beaming smile. “We’ve got to have this!” she said.
To cut a long story short, we became the Australian distributors for EmcoTech water ionizers. We extended into New Zealand and introduced them to a friend in the US who is now the world’s largest Emco dealer.
From working out of our garage, we moved into our first real ‘office’ in 2000 and then around 2008, we moved into our present premises where we now reside. (See images below)
We now have more than a dozen staff and dealers around the world. However, our biggest achievement and our constant source of satisfaction are the hundreds and hundreds of stories we still get from people whose lives we have changed for the better.
We sold thousands of electric water ionizers until 2011. We then took a huge leap of faith. We designed, developed and manufactured our own hydrogen-generating water ionizer that doesn’t need electricity. The UltraStream. We’ve sold over 12,000 units since we began. The UltraStream is simpler and a far less expensive way of regaining control of your health.