Certification of Quality & Performance
The global situation of large diameter plastic pipe producers and machine suppliers is steadily increasing. Unfortunately we had to notice that many producers say they are producing Krah pipes only because they produce similar pipes on our machines or even on copies of our production plants.
I have been confronted with so-called “Krah pipes” myself, which neither correspond to our demands nor to international norms. Furthermore I was lead to “Krah production plants” (supposedly produced in China in our name), which didn’t even come close to producing sustainable, accurate Krah system components.
Of course we feel flattered when not only our products but also our name ‘Krah’ is copied which globally stands for good quality. However, we decided to even raise our quality standard and to give producers the possibility to get certified of really having a real Krah approved quality product. And also to have the opportunity to advertise with the certificate on the market. This also serves to integrate a clear quality hurdle in public tenders – products of high quality can be clearly distinguished from cheap products with low quality.
To enable this we have planned an inspection concept together with an external auditor which screens the pipe production company and tests the products complementing to international norms.
Parts of the annual testing are:
Only companies that pass these random tests are allowed to advertise its pipe products with the Krah pipes certificate. The certificate has a standard term of one year and usually ends with the 30th June.
Furthermore the certified companies are named on www.krah-pipes.de and www.krah-pipes.com and in every issue of our newsletter “ImProfil”. On many global marketing measures of Krah Pipes Germany explicit indications for the certified companies can be found.
For some companies the test procedure has already begun so we can issue the first certificates already in May 2017.
CEO-Krah Pipes GmbH & Co KG