The 4th Innovation Days of the pool accessories manufacturer and wholesaler
At the end of January, the 4th Innovation Days of Peraqua took place under the slogan "Pooled Intelligence 4.0". The about 150 participants were able to gain information about new products and trends on the market in talks, workshops and at Peraqua suppliers.
The Peraqua iQnnect system: a fully connected control of the pool
"Pooled Intelligence" describes the new "iQ" Series from Peraqua and can be seen as perfectly connected, fully automated and smart applications for controling and monitoring the pool. At the Innovation Days 2020 in the "Marriott Hotel" located in Linz, Peraqua and well-known Peraqua suppliers presented products from the range that exactly meet these criteria.
These includes the "iQnnect" system, which was set up as a "hands-on" demonstration the international visitors could control on a tablet. "iQnnect" is the digital combination of the main pool components from Peraqua with the aim of offering a completely automatic and secure control system that can be operated via an app. The system consists of a filter system, pool control valve, heat pump, filter pump, underwater spotlight and skimmer. Due to the Loxone Smart Home App, "iQnnect" also can be integrated easily into the home network.
The iQ series systems for the pool
In addition, Peraqua presents the other systems of the "iQ" series. These include "iQmfort", a fully automatic solution for systems that cannot guarantee reliable WLAN for pool technology, and the "iQntrol" pool control package, consisting of high-quality pool control units manufactured in Austria. However, simple operation and handling of the pool for pool builders and end customers by means of digitization is only one side of Peraqua's future strategy.
Automatic valve AquaStar Comfort
Sustainable development: an important topic
Peraqua CEO Wolfgang Irndorfer also emphasized in his welcome speech sustainability, safety and cleanliness as important topics for the future, which also concerns manufacturers and pool specialists. Therefore, these topics were the focus of the presentations and the exchange with experts.
How it all started - insight into the Praher Group
In the begining, Ludwig Praher, a passionate inventor
The second day started with information about the history and development of the Praher Group and a manufacture tour of the Praher Plastics Company situated in Schwertberg. The whole story began with the foundation in 1971 by Ludwig Praher. Praher was a passionate inventor who worked on perfect valve technology and plastic fittings in his home garage and then started a professional production.
A wide range of PVC fittings and valves for pools
Today, the product assortment includes a wide range of PVC fittings and valves specially manufactured for the swimming pool industry. Peraqua stores it together with the comprehensive smart pool technology in the central warehouse in St. Valentin. Finalizing the entire event, Peraqua invited the participants to its head quarter in St. Valenten, where they could experience the size and type of storage.
Today Praher Group is the holding company for companies that are equally organized: in addition to Peraqua, these are Praher Plastics Austria, Praher Plastics Canada, Peraplas in Germany, Peraplas Czech Republic and Peraplas Middle East. The Praher Group employs around 320 people.
The Peraqua Night to end the meeting
The supporting program of the two-day event was the Peraqua Night that took place in The Brasserie of the historic castle in Linz. After an excellent dinner with a wonderful view of the city, the honors of successful partner companies and employees as well as a draw for the tombola the first day ended in a relaxed and sociable way.