Design and Manufacturing firm Eco-Tec Inc. announced on November 14, 2012, that it had completed a reassessment for ISO 9001:2008 certification, which the company said demonstrated its commitment to quality maintenance management.
The firm received the certification after completing its reassessment for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which awarded the company a certificate for "Design, Build, Commission and Service of Chemical Treatment Equipment," through independent auditing firm Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd (CCAS).
By obtaining the certificate, as well as recently receiving American Society of Mechanical Engineers certification for "Manufacture of Pressure Vessels," Eco-Tec is now able to show its clients that quality and consistency of processes are at the top of its list of priorities.
"Eco-Tec continues to excel in our quest for excellence," said Philip Simmons, Eco-Tec president and CEO. "The ISO 9001 Certification is a testament to our team's dedication to quality for our valued clients."
The company, which for 40 years has been developing and building equipment for industrial water treatment plants, stated that receiving ISO 9001 certification was a major victory and will help propel its current growth. ISO 9001 is a part of a long series of international standards that were developed to create a uniform system for quality measurement.
The model is used to measure quality in design, development, manufacturing, testing, installations and servicing, and provides the most in-depth accreditation out of any of the ISO 9000 quality system management standards. Since forming in 1947, ISO has issued more than 19,000 standards around the world, and operates in 164 countries.
According to IT World, while ISO 9000 is called a "certificate," it is actually much more than this, as it requires an audit to determine if the standard is being met. This is done through periodic inspections that ensure organizations are continuing their commitment to quality asset maintenance, and regularly developing better ways to manage their equipment.
Having such accreditation can be instrumental in streamlining inspections from government agencies, which can otherwise lead to major and costly asset downtime.
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