Ten years ago, after several months of prospecting and testing, the Kulara Water team discovered a source of natural mineral water of particularly unique quality at the foot of the famous Kulen Mountains. Rich and balanced in minerals, Eau Kulen became the first natural mineral water from Cambodia. Today, thanks to its quality, the Eau Kulen brand has firmly established itself on the market among many local competitors as well as the renowned imported mineral water brands such as Evian, Vittel, or Volvic. Kulara Water continues its growth and development. The company will launch Eau Kulen Sparkling in October 2019, the first sparkling mineral water made in Cambodia. An ambitious reforestation programme which sees about 4000 trees a year planted underpins Kulara Water’s strong commitment to quality and environmental responsibility.
Eau Kulen has been growing steadily since its launch in 2013. The brand closed the year 2018 with an exceptional performance of +35% growth in sales compared to 2017. The growth of Kulara Water is born from a long-term development strategy based on the values of excellence, solidarity, and sharing and is confirmed in the first semester of 2019. The commercial and industrial success of the brand, which appeals as much to a Cambodian clientele as to many tourists and expatriate residents, is built on the solid reputation gained over the years and driven by Kulara Water’s strong commitments to quality, innovation, and social responsibility. The quality of the natural mineral water, the capacity of the company to innovate, and the involvement and the recognition of the teams are the most precious raw materials for Kulara Water. The company is also developing thanks to a major partnership with the DKSH group, which is particularly active in Asia and which is in charge of the distribution of the Eau Kulen brand.
2008 First prospecting for a source of mineral water in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Phnom Kulen became of particular interest to Bernard Forey and Jacques Marcille.
2009 Creation of Kulara Water Co., Ltd.
2013 Launch of Eau Kulen mineral water. Entering a market that is dominated by renowned mineral waters imported from other countries and often from very far overseas such as Evian, Volvic, and Vittel, Eau Kulen quickly becomes the No. 1 Natural Mineral Water brand in Cambodia. The company strategy built on the values of excellence, solidarity, and sharing, the origin of the natural spring at the foot of the Kulen Mountains as well as the balance of its minerals, are the driving factors at the heart of Eau Kulen’s growth.
2015 DKSH acquires a stake in the holding company.
2018 Strengthened by its success and its brand reputation based on a strong quality program shared by its team and a unique long history of innovation, Kulara Water will add a new product to its portfolio in the second half of 2019. The company has invested a total of 1.8M$ for the launch of Eau Kulen Sparking, its new carbonated mineral water.
2018 Additional land acquisition of 32 ha of land at the foot of Phnom Kulen to protect Eau Kulen’s natural mineral water spring against all forms of contamination (a total investment of 1,1M$ including Kulara Water’s reforestation program).
2018 Launch of Kulara Water’s reforestation program carried out in a partnership with Archaeology & Development Foundation (ADF). The partnership approach with various stakeholders enables about 400 children from 3 villages to take part in a large-scale reforestation program while learning about preserving the planet’s global natural resources.
2018 3.200 indigenous trees are planted in the immediate proximity of Kulara Water’s natural water source.
2018 Launch of the "Bee Sanctuaries Project" to preserve the native declining wild bee population in Phnom Kulen. This initiative aims to form, utilizing different species of trees and shrubs, a new ecological corridor and new sustainable means of subsistence for pollinators.
2019 Kulara Water wins the CSR Award 2019. This award honors 10 years of a strong commitment to CSR in Cambodia as well as Kulara Water's contribution to local economic development.
2019 About 4.000 new trees are planted in July 2019 to complete and reinforce Kulara Water’s ambitious agenda for the protection of its natural mineral water spring.
2019 Official launch of Eau Kulen Sparking (expected for October 2019).