Ajax became an ISO 9001:2008 registered company in 2014, then subsequently an ISO 9001:2015 company in 2016. These were two very important steps in the company’s growth.
The ISO 9000 family provides guidance and tools for companies like Ajax who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements and that quality is consistently improved.
“ISO certification elevates our company to the next level of advanced manufacturing excellence,” said Ajax Production Manager Tom Ajax. “We already have the skilled workforce and the capital equipment needed to succeed. With the addition of ISO certification, we can pursue very high-level manufacturing assignments.”
Certification to ISO 9001:2015
ISO 9001:2015 is the only standard in the ISO family that a company can become certified to. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
To become certified, Ajax performed extensive internal audits to check how well the company’s quality management system was working. Eden Solutions, a division of European ISO consulting firm IMSM, was commissioned by Ajax to implement an ISO Quality Management System as part of the company’s preparation for ISO certification.
“Our member companies realize the importance of ISO 9001:2008 in conducting business and improving their overall performance,” said Eden Solutions Principal Delrae Eden. “Companies who use the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System can bring client satisfaction and continual improvement to their business practices. We congratulate Ajax on engaging the only international standard that is recognized worldwide.”
ISO 9001:2015 certification offers benefits such as:
- Cost savings – optimize operations and improve the bottom line.
- Enhanced customer satisfaction – improve quality.
- Access to new markets – prevent trade barriers and open up global markets.
- Increased market share – increase productivity and competitive advantage.
- Environmental benefits – reduce negative impacts on the environment.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. The organization is made up of 163 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the world, with a Central Secretariat that is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
ISO has published more than 19 500 International Standards covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare.