IAPMO R&T Lab has formally opened a new testing laboratory facility in Guangzhou, China, to better serve existing and prospective clients in the Asia Pacific Region.

IAPMO R&T Lab, an independent testing, research and technical services company for the plumbing and mechanical industries, has formally opened a new testing laboratory facility in Guangzhou, China, to better serve existing and prospective clients in the Asia Pacific Region.

Situated in the heart of a modern commercial business complex within China’s third-largest city, IAPMO R&T Lab Guangzhou is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment to perform testing on everything from water closets, lavatories and bathtubs to faucets, fittings and vacuum breakers.

Now, instead of shipping their products halfway around the world (and the considerable time and expense that goes into it), Asia Pacific clients can ship them within their own hemisphere. General Manager Jeff Huang has assembled a staff of engineers, lab technicians and office personnel - all comprised of local residents.

Huang recently relocated from The IAPMO Group world headquarters in Ontario, CA, to run the lab in Guangzhou. He has been with IAPMO R&T Lab since 1999, and was manager of Testing/Asia Pacific Programs prior to his new assignment. Huang holds a masters degree in mechanical engineering from California State University Long Beach. During his 10 years experience, he has reviewed and evaluated all kinds of plumbing products, exemplifying his knowledge of various standards, plumbing codes and regulations. Though he is a United States citizen, Huang was born in China and speaks the language fluently.

In addition to reduced shipping costs and turnaround time, Asia Pacific clients can now access comprehensive customer service in their own time zone and often in their own language.

Contact Jeff Huang at R&T Lab Guangzhou at jeff.huang@iapmortl.org, 86-20-82260960 (phone) or 86-20-82260856 (fax).