AlkaWay began operation in 2000 as Ion Life. After some seven years we changed 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, consisting of office, showroom, repair facility, dispatch and warehouse.
In 2010 we began development of the AlkaStream, our own non-electric water ionizer and filter, based and improving upon a Chinese model. After supplying some 7000 units of the AlkaStream 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
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 skeptical 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 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, ten years ago we moved into our first real ‘office’ and around 5 years ago moved into our present premises where we now reside. (See pic below)
We now have around a dozen staff, and dealers around the world. However our biggest achievement, and our constant source of satisfaction is 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 last year took the huge step of designing and having manufactured our own hydrogen generating water ionizer that doesn’t need electricity. We’ve sold over 9000 since we began with this new, simpler and far less expensive way of regaining health. It’s patent pending, and we are taking it to the world.
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AlkaWay’s US manufacturing facility. Orange County, California. WQA inspected factory supplying the filtration industry internationally.