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Viega GmbH & Co. KG Celebrates Their First Anniversary as IAPMO India’s First UPC-ITM Licensee

Viega GmbH & Co. KG, celebrates their first anniversary for being the first company to UPC-I certify its press type ‘Profipress’ copper alloy fittings (file #IN-1001), and its press type ‘Sanpress Inox’ stainless steel fittings (file #IN-1002) with IAPMO India.

The Viega Group is a leading manufacturer of plumbing piping systems for the architectural, commercial, correctional, industrial, institutional and residential sectors.

Since last September 2012 when Viega earned their two new UPC-ITM fittings listing certificates, architects, consumers, contractors, engineers, plumbing instructors, plumbing designers, and inspectors alike throughout India were assured that all Viega’s listed fittings comply with the performance test standards as listed on both certificates for their use throughout India, as well as to the 2011 Uniform Plumbing Code – India (UPC-I). Both listings are the first product categories of their kind to be listed by IAPMO India, and both listings continue to be available for public view on IAPMO India’s web product listing directory.

IAPMO India’s UPC-ITM listing mark of conformity gives manufacturers like Viega, and society the assurance that such products have passed comprehensive laboratory testing, engineering evaluation and review to the required plumbing performance standards and codes so that compliance may be confirmed and documented. Further, IAPMO India executes a surveillance inspection program it makes 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 of these efforts help to give reliance and assurance over the feelings of uncertainty people have when considering the use of uncertified products.

“We are very excited to have IAPMO India list our copper and stainless steel press type fittings,” said Mr. Shailesh Khamar, Country Head India for Viega GmbH & Co. KG.

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 download 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 22, 2013