Sometimes innovation goes unseen, existing only in the knowing glances of our talented engineers. Speedfit Technology is one such innovation. Hidden inside each Speedfit fitting is a perfect blend of push-fit and multi-seal technology for a reliable and easy to use leak proof connection. With more push-fit engineering expertise in-house than anybody else in the world, we have all the technical know-how to design and manufacture the highest quality products from right here in the UK. Using the latest techniques, our highly skilled engineers use 3D design and print technology to bring concepts to life before moving on to tool design and manufacture to tool commissioning, validation, approval and production. From start to finish, everything is done in-house.
Trusting only ourselves to do the very best job, we take control of our entire process. Increasingly unique in an age of outsourcing, our model gives us complete control over the whole engineering and manufacturing process to ensure only products of the highest quality are produced. Every product and its entire journey from initial concept, through to tool design and tool construction, and ultimately through to product manufacture, assembly and testing, is fully undertaken in-house, which means we deliver reliable and easy to use products on time, every time and in perfect condition.
The brains we employ in research and development are, in many ways, the key to our success. John Guest is constantly evolving; not just our production techniques, equipment and processes, but our ever-growing product range. By continuously investing huge resources in our R&D facility and by employing the brightest minds, we are able to develop clever – yet simple – solutions for our customers.
Making the most reliable and robust products requires tough love. At our state-of-the-art test lab Speedfit products are subjected to months of repetitive and rigorous testing. Whether it’s using specialist thermal ovens to test products in excess of 95 °C, or using cycle rigs to blast them with 45 bar pressure for 1,000 hours, we certainly know how to put our products through their paces. John Guest fittings and pipe are also certified independently to ensure they meet the standards set for each country where we operate.
When a John Guest push-fit connection is made, it is right first time, every time. How do we guarantee this? Using strict quality control processes and sophisticated x-ray technology within our assembly units, we measure dimensions and specification compliance, so that by the time our products hit the shop floor they exceed industry standards and have truly earned the JG quality mark of approval. It is this commitment to quality that has led to us receiving prestigious awards from many of the world’s leading testing and approvals organisations.
‘Made in Britain’ is a statement that holds gravitas. These three simple words provide assurance on quality, durability and reliability. Not many companies can make this claim. But John Guest can. Right here in the UK, we produce and assemble all of our push-fit fittings and pipe, ensuring every single component goes through our high manufacturing standards and strict quality control. The JG logo on every fitting is a mark of quality, signifying over 55 years of British engineering excellence, and our endorsement by Made in Britain is further testament to this.
I use Speedfit for underfloor heating and general plumbing and heating works. I still tend to use copper where pipe work is visible but plastic in screed floors, voids and long runs.. I have used Speedfit for the last 20 years due to its quality, and the fact that I’ve never had a failure. When you combine labor savings and the cost of the product, you definitely save time and money with plastic push-fit. On a typical job, I estimate that working with plastic cuts install time in half.
Tim Hutchinson, Tim Hutchinson Plumbing & Heating
The JG Speedfit team has been great to work with, providing mock-ups prior to installation, and suggesting alternative products from the range that can speed up the first fix process. They made sure the right stock was available for our project at Royal Wharf, delivering a thorough and efficient service. It meant that we were able to speed up the time it takes to complete interior work, enabling us to launch phases of the project more quickly.
Ray Parker, MD at Parker Bromley Mechanical & Electrical Contractors
We first started using the Speedfit pipe and fittings over 15 years ago when Wimpey Homes listed the product on their approved list. We have learnt to appreciate the flexibility that installing Speedfit gives you. We are able to install pipe runs in continuous lengths meaning less fittings, less joints and less chance of a leak. The Speedfit emergency shut off valves, service valves and manifolds are brilliant for modern installations.
Stephen Bones, Director at Bones Plumbing & Heating
Speedfit were brilliant from initial enquiries to specification they were supportive and collaborative throughout the whole process.
Phil Miller at NG Bailey Construction
Since Air Engineering was formed in 2000, we have relied on John Guest’s push-fit technology for our pneumatic components, which we provide to industries including medical, analytical, commercial vehicle, printing, agriculture, and food and beverage. We also use John Guest’s cartridge technology in many of our technical applications and we find that the respected JG brand helps us promote high quality products within our standard range.
Our challenge is to continue to deliver ideas and solutions, which surpass the expectations of our customers, who are often at the forefront of technology themselves. John Guests helps us to achieve this with their technology, which is used in applications including liquid chromatography, gas sampling, milking equipment, inkjet printers, and general automation equipment.
Mark Wilson, Business Development Director Air Engineering
As a successful worldwide distributor of water filter solutions and components, Allpure Filters Ltd’s reputation is built upon the reliability and functionality of the products we supply to our customers. We know we can rely upon John Guest’s range of push-fit products to deliver dependability and quality. Our customers are always impressed by the quick, simple and cost effective water filtration installation solutions that John Guest offers for the home end user and commercial water industry, which is the main reason why we have been distributing their products since the 1990s. Today, the push-fit solutions have become part of everyday life, used and sold every day to commercial and domestic customers world-wide.
Darren Bradford, UK and European Sales Manager Allpure Filters Ltd
For the last 25 years Speedfit Technology from John Guest has been adding value to our manufactured range of solenoid valves, enabling us to supply a reliable and high quality product to the OEM market. Their push-fit systems make our assembly process very quick and through working closely with the company we have been able to ensure we have had the stock of push-fits required to assemble large product batches. As a close partner of John Guest, we have seen the investment that they continue to make in their manufacturing facilities, which gives us confidence that we will be using their technology for the next 25 years and beyond.
John Hewitt, General Manager Operations Beta Valve
John Guest’s compressed air system effectively helps us in offering our customers the option to both surface finish and paint their bike to reflect their style, whether it is an off the peg frame or UK made.
The option of customising bikes to the rider’s taste is a service that not many high performance bike manufacturers offer. Most manufacturers build their bikes on a production line but our handmade bikes offer a superior finish when compared to a mass produced bike, thanks to Speedfit Technology.
Greg Stevens, Technical Manager Enigma Bicycle Works
John Guest powered compressed air lines have made our spray painting process very efficient. The air pressure remains consistent throughout and desirable pressure can easily be achieved as there aren’t any pressure fluctuations due to unwanted leaks in the circuit, which helps in getting a smooth layer of paint. Getting a smooth and consistent layers of paint not only give a good finish to the bike but play an important role in maintaining the optimum weight. John Guest’s compressed air system has considerably reduced our electricity bills as there are no leaks in the pipeline, making us commercially more viable.
Dave Rollison, Spray Painter Enigma Bicycle Works
The JG Speedfit team has been great to work with, providing mock-ups prior to installation, and suggesting alternative products from the range that can speed up the first fix process. They made sure the right stock was available for the project, delivering a thorough and efficient service. It meant that we were able to speed up the time it takes to complete interior work, enabling us to launch phases of the project more quickly.
Ray Parker, Managing Director Parker Bromley
When we set out to deliver the MagnaClean Professional 2 to market, our goal was to create something that was truly ground breaking in terms of design and functionality. When it comes to innovation, JG Speedfit seemed like the natural partner of choice, with it’s longstanding culture of pushing boundaries. JG Speedfit collaborated effectively with us at each stage of the process to ensure the push-fit technology could be seamlessly integrated into our product and the results speak for themselves. With overall installation times significantly reduced, Speedfit Technology clearly lives up to its name.
James Parkinson, Chief Marketing Officer, ADEY Professional Heating Solutions