Satellite Industries is the world’s largest supplier to the portable toilet industry including toilets, service pumps, deodorisers, other additional products and soon top line toilet trailers. Satellite’s 60 years expertise in the field will relieve your needs by providing the highest quality solutions for events, construction and Government sanitation projects.
Satellite team works with resellers in South Africa, putting stock locally available for you. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and its European headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, there is an office/warehouse in Appleby, UK and Duisburg, Germany.
Values & Principles
Satellite is committed to providing customers with high quality products and services at reasonable prices, never taking unfair advantage of the customer. Toward that aim, the global Satellite team strives to be a constantly progressive, honest, ethical, legal, disciplined, balanced and respectful organization. Satellite promotes a corporate culture that encourages innovation and respect for individuals, society and the environment.
Making an Impact
Tragedies in Developing Countries
Few people in developed countries have ever been in a situation where the lack of portable sanitation has created a life threatening environment. However, we live in a world where 40% of the population still relieve themselves on the ground because modern plumbing and portable sanitation is limited or non-existent.
The detrimental impact of untreated and uncollected human waste to our overall health, safety, and environment can be measured in human lives. Tragically, over 2 million people, mostly children, die annually due to preventable diarrheal diseases.
The World Health Organization estimates that improved sanitation facilities could reduce diarrhea-related deaths in young children by more than 30%. If hygiene promotion is added, such as teaching proper hand washing, deaths could be reduced by over 60% and cut respiratory infections by as much as 25%.
Portable Toilets Untold Story
It is easy to overlook the benefits of portable toilets. People living in developed nations have the advantage of indoor plumbing, sewer systems and waste treatment plants. However, natural disasters can cripple these systems and open the door to widespread contamination of water sources. Thankfully, this has not occurred due to the preparedness of portable toilet operators and local government agencies
On a daily basis, portable toilets are making a significant contribution to protect and preserve the environment and our natural resources. Approximately 473 million liters* of fresh, drinkable water is saved each day by the portable toilet industry. On an annual basis, portable toilets eliminate the cost and energy to run 57 billion liters of water through expensive waste treatment plants. In an era when fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce this is a significant savings. The fact is operators who deploy toilets and the people who use them are part of an important water conservation activity.
The portable sanitation industry is also responsible for saving thousands of liters of fuel each day. Most people do not associate portable toilets with saving fuel. At construction sites, parks, soccer fields, outdoor stadiums, recreational facilities and other locations where portable toilets are provided, fuel is saved because it isn’t necessary to drive to a restroom facility.
Truly, a portable toilet is a green product… long before ‘green’ became fashionable. It is made of plastic and metal parts that can be recycled at the end of its life. It is also recyclable in the sense that it can be moved from site to site. For instance, it does not need to remain on a work site after the building project is complete. It can be “recycled” to a new location and provide service to a new group of individuals. This portability has eliminated the need to build permanent restroom facilities in places where they would eventually not be needed, which is another way natural resources have been saved.
These are only a few ways portable sanitation products & services have improved our health, safety, standard of living, and preservation of natural resources. Every time you see a portable toilet consider that the portable sanitation industry and YOU are helping to save lives and contributing to a healthier, safer world where natural resources are preserved and people can live in dignity.
Our goal at Satellite is to continue to provide products, education and other resources to areas of the world desperately in need of portable sanitation. Through the efforts of local portable toilet operators there is hope for a cleaner, safer world where sickness and disease are replaced with dignity and a higher quality of life.
* 473 million liters saved calculation:
In countries with indoor plumbing, an average of 7 liters of clean water is used to flush a toilet and around the world there are 2.2 million portable toilets that average between twenty and thirty uses per day. Multiplied, that equates to approx 473 million gallons.