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08 Nov 2017

Tata Steel celebrates 25 years of the Confidex Guarantee

Tata Steel is celebrating 25 years of its industry leading Confidex® Guarantee. Launched in 1992, the guarantee continues to provide the most comprehensive protection for branded pre-finished steel products used in roof and wall cladding applications. The renowned Guarantee also provides peace of mind for the building owner as well as the supply chain.

The Confidex® Guarantee is the product performance guarantee for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®. It offers up to 40 years protection when used in external conventional building envelope applications - namely roof and wall cladding - using single skin, built-up or composite panel construction in industrial and commercial buildings.

Provided directly to the building owner, the unique guarantee creates a contractual relationship between the end client and Tata Steel, removing the need for a property owner to navigate the supply chain in the unlikely event of a claim.

Peter Barker, New Product Development Manager at Tata Steel, said “Nearly 25 years ago Confidex® revolutionised how guarantees were offered in the building envelope market. An entirely new concept, it sent a clear message that we take full responsibility for the performance and quality of our pre-finished steel products.

“As the Confidex Guarantee does not rely upon the contractual chain it has a fundamental advantage over alternative guarantees and means it has become popular within the industry.

“At Tata Steel we continuously develop our products and services such as the Confidex® Guarantee to ensure it maintains its market leading status. With no mandatory inspection or maintenance required to validate the guarantee, we remove the need to go on to the roof, providing further benefits to the building owner. Testament to this fact is the number of Confidex® guarantees we have issued since its launch - with almost 40,000 building envelopes protected across Europe in its 25th anniversary year.”

The Confidex® Guarantee goes much further than the number of years on the guarantee. Through years of experience the support for guarantees has evolved to provide a clear and simple service, which includes an easy online registration process. Offering numerous building owner benefits, the guarantee’s key features include:

  • Factory cut edges being covered for the entirety of the guarantee
  • Cover for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® under photovoltaic (PV) modules for the full guarantee period
  • Fully transferable should building ownership change
  • Flashings included, if registered for at the same time as the roof and/or wall using Colorcoat® branded products
  • Full rectification in the unlikely event of a claim

Continuing to offer the most comprehensive protection for pre-finished steel products, the Confidex® Guarantee underpins the system guarantees offered by Colorcoat® Supply Chain Partners.

For more information surrounding the Tata Steel Confidex® Guarantee, please visit: http://www.colorcoat-online.com/confidex  

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