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Gowanda, NY (USA) – Gowanda Electronics was recently registered as conforming to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 quality management standard by NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR). The audit was completed by NSF-ISR in January.
“This ISO 9001 certification enables us to more aggressively pursue business for our high performance inductors around the world, especially in those regions where ISO 9001 certification is now, or is destined to become, a requirement of doing business. This certification, and the process that led to certification, reflects Gowanda Electronics’ ongoing commitment to the global electronics market.”
– David Schaack, President of Gowanda Electronics
“This certification is the result of a lot of hard work and team effort here at Gowanda. But more importantly, it demonstrates that Gowanda Electronics is dedicated to bringing the best products, best processes and best service to its customers around the world.”
– Ken Hicks, Quality Assurance Manager at Gowanda Electronics
The ISO certification process entails considerable documentation of numerous manufacturing and other functions and processes within a company. Extensive training of employees is also required. The final step is a thorough audit of the company’s systems to verify conformance to ISO requirements. ISO is a quality management system recognized worldwide that includes the day to day operation of all functions within a company. The ISO 9001 certification relates specifically to companies involved in design and development of products – as well as their manufacture – and is generally recognized as the highest level of achievement within the ISO quality management system.
“Our audits indicate that Gowanda Electronics’ quality management system is in full compliance with the ISO 9001 standards. We look forward to continuing our work with Gowanda to ensure continuous improvement in their quality management system.”
– Kevan Lawlor, President of NSF-ISR
NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR) (www.nsf.isr.org), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NSF International (www.nsf.org), is a global leader in management systems registrations. In addition to ISO 9001, NSF-ISR offers ISO 14001, AS9100, QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949 and TE Supplement registrations. NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is dedicated to providing global risk-management services that improve public health and safety and protect the environment. NSF offers a broad range of services to companies in more than 83 countries, including accredited food equipment certification; comprehensive food safety and quality systems auditing; HACCP-9000® registration and verification; certification for water distribution and treatment systems; certification for dietary supplements; registration for nonfood compounds; management systems registration; and toxicology consulting. NSF also provides health education through its Center for Public Health Education. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. Founded in 1944, NSF is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI (USA) and has offices and laboratories around the world.
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