Pegler Yorkshire has achieved the prestigious BSI Kitemark across its range of push-fit fittings, making it the first manufacturer to do so.

The BS EN 1254-6:2012 certification was received for the Tectite Classic, Pro and Sprint ranges from 15mm to 54mm. The range will now boast the Kitemark, which demonstrates regular independent batch testing and auditing to assure the integrity of the products.

Eleanor Johnson, push fittings product manager for Pegler Yorkshire, said: “Receiving this endorsement from the BSI can only serve to reaffirm our commitment to customers for high performance and quality by providing the best products on the market.

“And, to be the first manufacturer to attain this certification supports our stance of continually pushing the boundaries of connect and control systems and solutions that provide tangible benefits to not only our customers but the built environment as a whole.”

The Tectite range of fittings boasts features such as grip first grab rings which prevent any risk of full bore blow offs, pre-lubricated seals for reduced insertion force and a cooper, DZR brass or stainless bodies. The range is suitable for jointing with a wide range of tube materials, including copper, flexible metal, PEX and PB and a variety of steel including stainless and carbon. Additional features include fixed non-demountable and demountable options.

Last year the company also received a special certificate from the BSI for having held the BSI Kitemark for over 70 years, one of only two companies in the world to do so.