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IAPMO Oceana Acquires Leading Gas Appliance Testing Laboratory from HRL

Melbourne, Australia — IAPMO R&T Oceana Pty. Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of HRL’s NATA-accredited gas appliance testing laboratory, located at 677 Springvale Road, Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia.

The deal signifies an exciting partnership between the two organizations — enabling HRL to focus on its core business and IAPMO to deliver a critical end-to-end gas appliance testing and certification service to its clients.

“We at HRL are delighted to announce the transferal of ownership of our gas appliance testing laboratory to such a distinguished global partner as IAPMO,” said HRL CEO Ken Jefferd. “We’ve worked tirelessly over many years to create a top-class, NATA-accredited gas appliance testing laboratory of which we’re very proud, enabling businesses to obtain certification and get safe products to market faster than ever before. By transferring the ownership of our gas appliance testing laboratory, we’re putting a valuable asset and capability in the right hands — and, at the same time, enabling us to focus on our core business. We look forward to seeing IAPMO leverage the asset for the benefit of its customers and the safety of the built environment we all live in.”

Paul Bonsak, Managing Director of IAPMO Oceana, said, “Our acquisition of the world-class HRL gas appliance testing laboratory will allow IAPMO Oceana to offer and deliver to our customers a faster, more convenient and cost-effective gas appliance testing and certification service. We can now add laboratory testing of gas appliances to our suite of services that we can offer our customers.”

IAPMO R&T Oceana is accredited to operate an effective quality certification scheme for plumbing and drainage products to use the WaterMark™ symbol to meet regulatory requirements. In addition, it offers certification services to its own OceanaMark™ and GasMark™ product certification schemes to Australian and international standards.

The IAPMO Group offers an extensive menu of services — product testing and certification, code and standard development, training and education — presenting clients with worldwide one-stop sourcing for all of their plumbing, mechanical, electrical, solar, and food equipment certification needs, all with fast turnaround and industry-renowned customer service. For a complete listing of available services, visit http://www.iapmo.org.

Last modified: March 28, 2017