Bestnet A/S Partners with ToughStuff to Bring Solar-Powered Energy Solutions to the Aid & Relief Market
KOLDING, Denmark, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bestnet A/S, the manufacturer of Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) for the control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases, announced today that it has partnered with ToughStuff, a company which develops durable, affordable and high-performance solar-powered energy products. The partnership will launch a line of solar-powered products designed for the worldwide Aid & Relief market. The new product range will be manufactured using ToughStuff Technology and will be marketed under the brand name of Sunlife®.
The partnership between the two companies grants Bestnet the exclusive rights to distribute all Sunlife® products sold into the Aid & Relief market sector. This sector includes international government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) whose role it is to help mitigate against negative impacts flowing from emergency situations and the acquisition of supplies for pre-positioning for such events.
“The Sunlife® product line will consist of a range of affordable modular solar-powered energy solutions for lighting, mobile phones and radios. In emergencies (including natural and political disasters), Sunlife® products will provide much-needed relief to those affected, helping rebuild their lives from devastation and to a return to a sense of normalcy by providing lighting, connectivity and information,” said Trine Angeline Sig, Bestnet Managing Director.
ToughStuff is committed to forming partnerships which enable it to achieve scale and impact. Andrew Tanswell, CEO of ToughStuff, said, “This partnership enables us to accelerate the provision of durable, high-performance solar products to people in emergency and relief situations providing life-changing connectivity, security, and information.”
Group Chief Operating Officer Hayden Hamlet said, “Bestnet’s excellent global network in the Aid & Relief Market and the synergies between our products made them the obvious partner, and demonstrates the potential for two companies to cooperate for the greater good.”
The Bestnet launch of the new Sunlife® brand of solar-powered products is scheduled for mid-April 2012.
About Bestnet A/S
Bestnet A/S has an established leadership role in the Aid & Relief market as the manufacturer and supplier of Netprotect® long lasting insecticide incorporated mosquito nets (LLINs). Netprotect® LLINs are the world’s third largest brand of World Health Organization (WHOPES) recommended LLINs. Bestnet supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide that are working toward improving the lives of others.
Bestnet is thoroughly immersed in working toward the goal of eventually eliminating malaria, a disease of poverty. Each year, over 1 million people die from malaria even though the disease is completely preventable and treatable. Sadly, most of these deaths occur in pregnant women and in children under the age of 5 in the most impoverished areas of the world.
The Bestnet philosophy is … A Network of Life, and is evident in their ever-expanding product line designed specifically to provide affordable and well-designed solutions, which improve the lives of others.
More information about Bestnet A/S and Sunlife® is available at: http://www.bestneteurope.com or by contacting Bestnet Managing Director, Trine Angeline Sig, at firstname.lastname@example.org, mob.: +45 2826 2600
ToughStuff’s mission is to help lift millions of people out of poverty through solar-powered energy. Communities without access to grid electricity struggle to light their homes, charge their phones and power their radios. ToughStuff has developed a modular range of solar products, which provide durable, affordable and high-performance replacements for expensive and damaging energy sources, such as kerosene and batteries.
Users experience a significant improvement in their standard of living, saving around $100 each year. They can be more productive, with more time for work and study. Health, safety and security concerns are reduced, as they are exposed to fewer open flames and less harmful fumes. ToughStuff products also impact positively on the environment, by lessening the need for fossil fuels and batteries.
SOURCE Bestnet A/S