AlkaWay began operation in 2000 as Ion Life.
After some seven years, we changed our name to AlkaWay because everyone thought we were an insurance company!
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, dispatch and warehouse.
Our factory is in California and we have a wonderful synergy with their engineers and John Carroll, our own design engineer.
In 2011 we began development of our own non-electric water ioniser and filter, based and improving upon a Chinese model. After supplying some 7000 units we decided to upgrade the basic model and began design development in the USA. Today we supply this model, the UltraStream around the world to a fast-growing distributor network.
CEO & Co-Founder
Ian Blair Hamilton
Co-Founder & Health Expert
AlkaWay’s Australian Team
We remain as we began; committed to assisting as many people as we can with improving their life 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 ioniser. “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 we 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 ioniser 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 ionisers. 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’ve sold thousands of electric water ionizers but 6 years ago took the huge step of designing and having manufactured our own hydrogen generating water ionizer that doesn’t need electricity. We’ve sold over 12,000 since we began with this new, simpler and far less expensive way of regaining health and our latest US made model, the UltraStream (seen on this site) has already sold over 6000 units.
And now we are proud to be introducing our international partners – on this page, our UK team. We’ve spent a long time finding people with the same aims and aspirations as us; to help as many people as possible to access the health benefits we’ve already experienced!