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HSIL Limited Celebrates Their First Anniversary as IAPMO India’s First WEP-I Licensee

HSIL Limited celebrates their first anniversary next October, for being the first company to certify their ‘Hindware’ brand of efficient water closet models to the 2011 Uniform Plumbing Code – India (UPC-I) and to star rate them for water efficiency to the 2011 Water Efficient Products – India (WEP-I) specification with IAPMO India.

HSIL Limited is a leading manufacturer and market leader of vitreous china sanitary ware products for the architectural, commercial, correctional, industrial, institutional and residential sectors.

Since last October 2012 when HSIL earned their two new product listing certificates, architects, consumers, contractors, engineers, plumbing instructors, plumbing designers, and inspectors alike throughout India were assured that HSIL’s listed water closets comply with the water efficient performance test standards as listed and rated on both certificates for use throughout India. Both listings are the first product categories of their kind listed by IAPMO India, and both listings (UPC-ITM file #IN-1005, and WEP-I file #IN-1006) continue being accessible for public view on IAPMO India’s web product listing directory.

IAPMO India’s UPC-ITM and WEP-I listing marks of conformity gives manufacturers like HSIL, and society assurance that such products have passed comprehensive water consumption efficiency laboratory testing, engineering evaluation and review to the required plumbing performance standards and codes so that compliance and ratings may be confirmed and documented. Further, IAPMO India executes a surveillance inspection program on a regular basis at the products’ manufacturing plant(s) to help insure that such listed products continue to comply with all certification requirements – All these efforts help to give continued reliance and assurance over the feelings of uncertainty people have when wondering about the use of uncertified products.

“We are very excited to have IAPMO India list our high efficiency water closets and to state that IAPMO India’s product listing service was very professional and efficient,” said Mr. R. K. Somany, Chairman & Managing Director for HSIL Limited.

Since 2007, IAPMO India, a private organization, has established a successful partnership with the Indian Plumbing Association (www.indianplumbing.org) to develop various industry codes, e.g., the Uniform Plumbing Code – India (UPC-I), Uniform Solar Energy Code – India (USEC-I), Uniform Swimming Pool Code – India (UPSC-I), Green Plumbing Code Supplement – India (GPCS-I), and the water efficiency rating specification Water Efficient Products – India (WEP-I), as well as plumbing training and educational programs (now in session) throughout India for designers, contractors, students and engineers. IAPMO India also similarly worked with the upper hierarchies of the Fire and Security Association Of India (www.fsai.in) and the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (www.ishrae.in) to develop the Uniform Mechanical Code – India (UMC-I) for products used within mechanical systems.

Click to view a brochure that briefly describes IAPMO India and its product listing programs.

There’s never been a better time than today to join other manufacturers and apply for IAPMO India’s newly launched product listing programs, and to begin marketing your products as IAPMO India certified products. For more information please contact Swathi Saralaya (swathi.saralaya@iapmo.org) of our Bengaluru, India staff at +91-80-30714500, or Charles Gross (charles.gross@iapmo.org) of our US staff at (909) 472-4136.

Last modified: July 25, 2013