- Hansgrohe, a leading supplier of kitchen and bathroom tap mixers and showerheads has been awarded a 4-star rating by SA Watermark, effectively confirming their supremacy in product quality.
SA Watermark is the register of plumbing components which comply with SANS standards – for the plumbing industry and by the plumbing industry. SA Watermark has a rigorous set of checks when it comes to ensuring that consumers, plumbers and architects are not misled, intentionally or not, as to the compliance of the product they are using.
These checks include rules for listing any product and make certain in its set up that all national legislation and programs are complied with and adhered to. SA Watermark affords consumers, plumbers and architects the chance to verify the compliance of components; and whether they can be installed within the law. This verification ensures that the correct components are installed and removes the fear of prosecution for illegality.
Hansgrohe is proud to sport a 4-star rating – the highest available. Here is how the rankings work:
1 x Star: Signifies that the product design was verified. The supplier of the product legally committed to ensure that all products made available for sale are identical to the verified design. The product listing will expire 24 months after it was listed.
2 x Stars: All requirements for a 1-Star rating will be complied with. In addition, a blind test will be performed on the product to confirm the ongoing compliance.
3 x Stars: Signifies that the product design was verified, and that the production facility was audited to confirm its capability to continue producing products that are identical to the verified design. The supplier of the product legally committed to ensure that all products made available for sale are identical to the verified design.
4 x Stars: All requirements for a 3-Star rating will be complied with. In addition, a blind test will be performed on the product to confirm the ongoing compliance.
The rating has been welcomed by Hansgrohe, who pride themselves on being one of the best in the world and manufacturing top-quality products, day in and day out.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal
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