IAPMO Group acquires Aquadiagnostics laboratory
The IAPMO Group has announced the acquisition of the independently accredited testing laboratory Aquadiagnostics Water Research and Technology Center, which is based in Bengaluru, India.
Previously owned and operated by Eureka Forbes, Aquadiagnostics will now become part of The IAPMO Group, specifically with IAPMO India.
“After a decade of pioneering efforts by Eureka Forbes to create and build Aquadiagnostics into a globally recognised, independent laboratory serving the water industry, we are delighted to see it become part of a leading, global industry organisation like IAPMO. We are sure the laboratory will build on its success to serve many industries worldwide under IAPMO’s able stewardship,” says Eureka Forbes chief executive Marzin Shroff.
The addition of Aquadiagnostics will give IAPMO India the ability to immediately provide services to key clients that manufacture water filtration products and produce packaged drinking water, while also verifying potable water supply within India.
Further, the acquisition enables The IAPMO Group and IAPMO India to offer one-stop-shop services such as model code and standard development, personnel credentialing, education, water filtration and plumbing product testing, and product certification. These can all integrated in a way that maximises product compliance, acceptance and public confidence with a premier independent third-party provider.
“The acquisition includes 12-15 staff members, who will become IAPMO employees, including the lab’s director, Dr S. Muralidhara Rao, Ph.D. Dr Rao will join numerous other qualified staff enhancing IAPMO India’s services to the plumbing, water treatment, and water supply sectors in India,” says The IAPMO Group chief executive Russ Chaney.
IAPMO India plans to immediately expand Aquadiagnostics’ testing capabilities to include plumbing products testing similar to those The IAPMO Group performs at its other laboratories around the world.
“With the continued global growth of IAPMO R&T’s product certification program, customers located in India are excited to have a new option to have their products tested locally,” says IAPMO R&T – Water Systems executive vice president Tom Palkon.