Ein Gedi Mineral Water Company Ltd. is jointly owned by Jafora-Tabori company (second biggest soft drinks producer in Israel) and Kibbutz Ein Gedi.
The company bottles and markets mineral water from the springs in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
The Ein Gedi Mineral Water plant is located near the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. The plant began producing and distributing Ein Gedi Mineral Water products in February 1997.
The unique geo-physical conditions of the Ein Gedi region encouraged people to live in Ein Gedi over thousands of years. People sought Ein Gedi’s fresh water, fertile soil and its climatic advantages.
The earliest evidence of human community in Ein Gedi are remnants of a temple from the Chalcolithic period, over 7,000 years ago. Later, from the end of the 7th century BC and until the Byzantine era in the 6th century, Ein Gedi was the site of over 1300 years of uninterrupted Jewish community.
Anthropological-physical research indicates that the region’s residents during the ancient era enjoyed good health and a long life expectancy. A perfume industry and agriculture developed in the area, and attracted people from all corners of the ancient world to Ein Gedi. The Bible tells that King David hid from Saul in the Ein Gedi caves, and King Solomon wrote the Song of Songs in the waterfalls of Dudaim cave.
Kibbutz Ein Gedi was founded in 1956. The Kibbutz belongs to the Kibbutz Movement. Its major sources of income are tourism, industry and agriculture.