coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purifying shipping container unit
coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purifying shipping container unit coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purifying shipping container unit
oct 09, 2013

coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purifying shipping container unit

coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purification shipping containter
all images © coca-cola company




to help provide communities in need with access to safe drinking water and other basic necessities, the coca-cola company, together with DEKA R&D have launched ‘EKOCENTER’ – modularly designed kiosk, which has been transformed from a 20-foot shipping container – with the ‘slingshot’ water purification system housed within a community center. the initiative aims to improve the holistic well-being of developing communities around the world, focusing on those within the ‘bottom of the pyramid’, the largest, poorest socio economic group – representing nearly 4 billion people who live on less than $2 USD per day.




EKOCENTER is a modularly designed kiosk with ‘slingshot’ technology at its core, transformed from a shipping container with solar panel awnings into a local community hub, offering clean, safe drinking water, alongside other services, such as access to wireless communication, electricity, vaccination storage, and more tailored to address community needs. the shipping container unit strives to help communities thrive – each and every community member – from the people using it, to the local entrepreneur operating it.

the container offers access to wireless communication, electricity, vaccination storage, and other community needs




the ‘slingshot’ water purification system—developed in partnership with DEKA R&D – uses vapor compression distillation technology to turn any source of dirty water – river water, ocean water and even raw sewage – into safe, clean drinking water. the system delivers approximately 800 liters of clean water daily at the hourly electricity cost of less than a standard handheld hair dryer (1KwH).

clean filtered water from the ‘slingshot’ water purification system

solar panels fitted on top of the shipping container


(left): vaccine storage
(right): water tanks






  • basically how to reach even further with selling snacks and cold sugary drinks!
    safari consumerism

    pepsi says:
  • As a community facilitator I’d love to get involved in EKOCENTRE services and products because in relation to safe water our communities can only access unsafe water for drinking and daily usage and to them that is normal. They go through hell which has exposed them to a lot of water borne diseases and even death.

  • Hi,

    I, Abdoulaye Sambou, am impressed by the Ekocenter which is a great invention for developing countries. The Ekocenter will improve living conditions for many people worldwide.

    I am originally from West Africa, Senegal, but live in the US presently. I would like to discuss with you about opportunities with Ekocenter and Coca Cola in Africa. I am interested in joining the team for Ekcenter for Africa and other developing countries.

    I just graduated with MBA from Webster University last year in 2012 and will be happy to work for Coca Cola and the Ekocenter team.

    Thank you and should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

    Abdoulaye Sambou

    Abdoulaye Sambou says:

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