Why do we test our products 200,000 times?

Waste water hydraulics in buildings have to be reliable, from the flat roof right down to the laundry room. The requirements are particular high in high-rises and industrial buildings. This is why our products undergo such rigorous testing.

The company founder, Caspar Melchior Albert Gebert, built the first cistern in 1905. Back then, they were made of wood and lead. Today, no other company knows as much about hydraulics in the area of sanitary technology as Geberit. Our products are designed to meet all expectations. In addition to being durable, they also have to be functional, efficient, easy to use and standard-compliant – and all in verifiable quality. Flushing systems and taps, for example, are subjected to continuous operation. Flush, refill, flush, refill – and this at least 200,000 times. This enables us to simulate up to 50 years of product use in three months.

For virtually any building type

Our accredited sanitary technology laboratory, which is some 800 square metres in size, serves as a testing area. This features a waste water tower – a 24-metre-high structure that corresponds to eight storeys – at which virtually any construction situation can be reconstructed. We can also record flow behaviour with high-speed cameras and then analyse them on screen. Other important areas include the flushing laboratory, the endurance testing laboratory and the temperature cycle laboratory, the waste water laboratory, the foul water laboratory and the supply laboratory. Anything that receives a seal of quality from these laboratories meets the most stringent requirements.