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IAPMO R&T Gains Accreditation for Product Certification in Mexico

IAPMO R&T, North America’s leading provider of certification and listing services for manufacturers of plumbing, mechanical and solar products, is now accredited to certify plumbing products for use throughout Mexico by the nation’s premier non-governmental body for the accreditation of testing laboratories and certification bodies, entidad mexicana de acreditación, a.c. (ema). IAPMO R&T also gained recognition by Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA), which is Mexico’s National Water Commission, a decentralized agency of the Ministry of Environmental and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), which together with the ema accreditation allows IAPMO R&T the ability to grant manufacturers use of the Official CONAGUA “NOM” emblem.

As a result of this unprecedented accreditation and recognition, IAPMO R&T is now able to offer certification services for water closets, flushometer valves, fill and flush valves and showerheads destined for the Mexican market.

“This accreditation represents a significant milestone for us as it makes IAPMO R&T the only U.S.-based certification agency that can offer plumbing product certification services for the entire North American market — the United States, Canada and now Mexico,” said Ohannes Dembekjian, a senior director for IAPMO R&T.

IAPMO and IAPMO R&T have provided comprehensive certification services throughout the United States since the 1930s and expanded into Canada 10 years ago, soon growing into the leading provider by far of plumbing product certifications in the nation.

“Plumbing product manufacturers can enjoy immediate benefits from this new accreditation by having their products certified through one agency to cover the entire North American market,” added Jin Luo, a senior director for IAPMO R&T. “This makes expansion of their products to all three markets faster, simpler and easier.”

In June, IAPMO R&T Lab, The IAPMO Group’s long-trusted name in independent testing for the plumbing, mechanical and electro-plumbing industries, similarly gained ema-accreditation and CONAGUA recognition for the testing of water closets, flushometer valves, fill and flush valves and showerheads destined for the Mexican market.

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

IAPMO R&T offers three types of certification for plumbing products in Mexico, ranging in duration from one year to three years. For details about each type of certification, or for more information on IAPMO R&T’s North American certification programs, contact Brenda Madonna (brenda.madonna@iapmort.org) at (909) 472-4100, or visit www.iapmort.org.

IAPMO R&T certifies and lists plumbing, mechanical, electrical and solar products according to established U.S., Canadian and Mexican codes and standards, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO R&T is part of The IAPMO Group’s family of companies.

Last modified: January 10, 2014