Peikko's HPKM Column Shoe connection receives ETA approval and CE marking


Peikko Group’s HPKM Column Shoe connection has been ETA approved (European Technical Approval ETA-13/0603). The approval has been granted by VTT Expert Services Oy, a member of EOTA. The approval is based on demanding experimental testing of precast concrete column connections made with Peikko’s HPKM Column Shoes and HPM Anchor Bolts. As the original inventor of column shoes Peikko has been involved over a decade in defining the CUAP (Common Understanding of Assessment Procedure) for column shoe connections. Peikko is the first company to receive an ETA approval for precast concrete column connection based on CUAP.

The ETA approval verifies that Peikko’s HPKM Column Shoe Connections are as rigid as continuously reinforced cast-in-situ column connections. The ETA approval includes several new features, such as shear and fire resistance, which have not been generally approved before in similar connections. Based on the ETA approval HPKM Column Shoes received the right for CE marking.

“The primary focus of Peikko’s R&D activities is to develop solutions that make our customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable. Peikko continuously develops its products to meet the needs of the markets. Such a large-scale testing program which our Column Shoes went through during the approval process is a good example of our commitment to continuous improvement”, states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation. 


Further information:
Raimo Lehtinen, Director, Sales & Marketing, Peikko Group Corporation, Mobile +358 40 520 9260,
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Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s net sales in 2013 were EUR 126 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company with over 1000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: