A leading manufacturer represented on the new APP PLUMBER from the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) is DPI Plastics, a producer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems.
This is the first local plumbing App linked to both the Plumbing Industry Registration Board and Certificate of Compliance system, as well as providing access to all the tools and products required. The App includes installation guides from leading manufacturers such as DPI Plastics.
The manufacturer hosted a demonstration of the new APP PLUMBER at its stand at Plumbdrain Africa 2016, co-located with Interbuild Africa, from 17 to 20 August at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg.
DPI Plastics Marketing Manager Martine Goodchild revealed that the manufacturer will be launching its own iOS/Android technical App within the next two months. This reflects the growing importance of digital platforms such as smartphones versus the traditional way of conducting business.
“Africa, for example, has a 90% smartphone penetration rate, together with a significant youth bulge, with 70% of the population under 25. When our website became mobi-responsive in November 2015, the number of new visitors quadrupled, testament to how business is being conducted more and more via smartphone,” Goodchild commented.
DPI Plastics is a member of IOPSA which, in turn, is affiliated to the World Plumbing Council (WPC). It was a key exhibitor at the 11th World Plumbing Conference & Exhibition in Cape Town from 15 to 16 September 2016.
Visit DPI Plastics at Stand 35 at the 11th World Plumbing Conference & Exhibition in Cape Town. For more information, go to http://www.wpc2016.co.za/.
About DPI Plastics
DPI Plastics is a leading manufacturer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems, with two ISO 9001 certified South African factories, one in Johannesburg and the other in Cape Town. In addition, the DPI Group has wholly-owned subsidiary plants in Namibia and Botswana and joint venture manufacturing operations in Mauritius, Tanzania and Angola, producing plastic pipes to the relevant SABS or international specifications.