Crystal Lagoons Highlighted As One Of The Most Important and Innovative Companies
The multinational, Crystal Lagoons®, has been highlighted as one of the most important and innovative companies to come from Latin America, this time by Latin Trade Magazine. The article tells the story of the company’s founder, Fernando Fischmann, and Xavier López Ancona creator of Kidzania. Both are recognized as Latin American businessmen who conquered the five continents with two of the region’s most innovative ideas.
Fernando Fischmann is a Chilean biochemist and scientist; Mexican Xavier López Ancona, a business administrator. By all appearances they have nothing in common. But both have managed to take their companies to the five continents because of their similar vision: opportunities do not arrive, they are created. Today their companies are iconic in the region’s entrepreneur circles, and their billings run in the millions.
Fischmann is the founder of Crystal Lagoons, a Chilean company with a technology that is now patented in 190 countries. This allows for the development, installation and maintenance of turquoise crystalline man-made lagoons in unusual places that range from a real estate apartment complex to a city in a desert area.
Surpassing Limits, Setting Record
Eight years ago, Fischmann took a plane from Chile to Dubai. He was determined to see the CEO of Nackheel, one the largest real estate developer in the world. His plan was to show how the Crystal Lagoons technology worked. For three days, Fischmann says, he sat in the executive’s office, waiting until he got an appointment.
“I showed him photos of my project and he told me: that is a photomontage because all artificial lagoons are dark,” says Fischmann. Then the entrepreneur asked the CEO to open Google Earth to find San Alfonso del Mar, Chile, which was his first project, and for which he entered the Guinness World Records book in 2007 for the largest artificial lagoon in the world, with 19.7 acres of surface area.
That changed the CEO’s way of thinking, according to Fischmann, and this was the international launching of Crystal Lagoons, which now has 600 projects at different stages of negotiation, development and construction in 60 countries around the world.
“At first, people told me what I wanted was impossible,” he says. “It is a tremendous satisfaction to see it come true.” The total Dubai project will be in the middle of the desert and when finished in 2020, it will be the largest in the world with its 99 acres, and it will surely win the company’s third Guinness World Record.
The original article also highlights Kidzania, created by Xavier López Ancona.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystalline lagoons at very low costs.