Switching it up with JPCI and corrosion resistance

An established company provides cutting-edge devices to one of Australia’s most popular home add-ons with its corrosion resistance.

There are many situations where seemingly inert water can be incredibly corrosive to devices. An established company provides cutting-edge devices to one of Australia’s most popular home add-ons with its corrosion resistance.

JPCI is a French company manufacturing switches in China for 25 years. It has been striving for innovation ever since its creation, and its range of patents dates back to the 1950s.

While water might seem inert, pool water can be corrosive. It’s where JPCI stepped in, developing devices to resist this corrosion.

“The swimming pool market was booming in the 1980s,” Jacques Jumeau, Group CEO, said. “The popularity of heat pumps for heated swimming pools only increased consumer demand for our products. We then increased production significantly by opening a 10,000-square-metre factory in Gaoming, a district in Foshan. That’s on the western side of the Pearl River Delta and puts us in a position to work with the best young talent across China and worldwide.”

Since then, JPCI has expanded its facilities to more than 30,000 square metres and employs more than 400 people. To achieve the highest quality, it has adhered to the values of innovation, customer engagement, and continuous improvement.

Entering the water industry with corrosion resistance

JPCI has found the water industry to be an attractive sector. With vertical integration, it can develop things quickly while maintaining high quality throughout.

“In general, the water industry requires more operational controls, whether it comes to drinking water or managing the impact of corrosion on circuits in water,” Jumeau said. “That’s why our paddle flow switches are mechanically simple, economical, and robust. JPCI has also designed its switches to be easy to install with a fool-proof design.”

JPCI’s testing laboratory takes up a large part of its efforts. TÜV Rheinland and UL Solutions have recognised the laboratory for creating safe, high-quality products.

“TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually every aspect of business and life,” Jumeau said. “The company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers, and its highly qualified experts test technical systems and products. Similarly, UL Solutions is a global leader in applied safety science. It transforms safety, security, and sustainability challenges into customer opportunities.”

Both companies’ certification marks operate as a recognised symbol of trust. Both companies can attest to the quality of the product and its supply chain.


Another key brand for JPCI is Ultimheat. Ultimheat is the European subsidiary of JPCI. Its mission is to support the business development of JPCI in Europe. Ultimheat provides its customers with technical support, from the first contact through to product delivery.

“Ultimheat has four key goals,” Jumeau said. “It promotes and represents JPCI to our European customers while distributing our products. It works with JPCI’s engineering department to develop products that comply with European regulations or solve customer-specific problems. Finally, it surveys and identifies the needs of European markets. The goal is to guide any future JPCI product roadmap.”

The future for JPCI

JPCI offers a range of products for the water industry, including pressure switches, pressure switches, thermostats, and stainless-steel/titanium in-line heaters.

“Our development history has shown that new products, previously unknown, come from contacts with customers,” said Jumeau. “We bring solutions and production capabilities.”

For more information, visit https://www.ultimheat.com/

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