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WELDA® Anchor Plates are CE marked based on ETA – for a reason

October, 10, 2017

Safety should not be compromised by using shortcuts. Therefore, we have chosen to CE mark Peikko’s WELDA® Anchor Plates based on European Technical Assessment (ETA).

Safety in design and installation of construction products is crucial, which is why we strive for safe design and use of our products. According to the European Commission, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Organization for Technical Assessment (EOTA), the only way to CE-mark anchor plates is through the ETA process.

Currently Peikko is the only European company in the industry that can deliver anchor plates based on ETA – ETA is the only way to specify product performance and proper behavior in construction during the whole product lifecycle.

What does this mean in practice?

Firstly, the intended use of anchor plates is described in the documentation needed to obtain ETA. These define the conditions of use and make sure the product fits the application.

Secondly, the design principles of an anchor plate are presented in the ETA document. These principles have been inspected and approved by the German Institute of Construction Technology (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, DIBt) to be applied specifically to anchor plates.

Additionally, the initial type testing and factory production control have been defined by EOTA and DIBt. The tests are specifically for anchor plates. Peikko’s production units have been audited, certified and continuously followed-up by local authorities to fulfil these requirements.

Finally, the installation instructions have also been checked by authorities to ensure safe use of anchor plates.

Right design and correct installation essential

Proper performance of construction products is a combination of right design and correct installation. Only by using CE marked WELDA® Anchor Plates designers and contractors can be sure that both design and performance in concrete fulfil the demands set by the authorities for anchor plates.

Pekka Paavola

Pekka Paavola, M.Sc. (For) works as Sales Process Manager and Product Manager of Welded Connections at Peikko Group. He started at Peikko in 2013. Pekka has previously worked in various positions in Sales and Marketing in wooden construction material industry both in Finland and Germany, where he has lived for five years. Additionally he has lectured on Sales, Marketing and Logistics at Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

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