Hudson, NY — Craftech Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the ISO 9001:2015 certification. This is an upgrade from its previous ISO 9001:2008 certification. ISO 9001:2008 certification is becoming obsolete in September 2018. Therefore, it became important to Craftech to pursue the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification.

ISO 9001:2008 focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction.However,  ISO 9001:2015 focuses on performance while emphasizing the adoption of risk-based thinking and a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle throughout the organization.

You  may have seen large banners touting “ISO: 9001 Certified” on manufacturing sites in recent years.  Many people have wondered what it’s all about. In a nutshell it means that the business displaying that banner has met the requirements for excellence in business performance. These standards have been established by the International Organization for Standardizationotherwise known as ISO.  ISO is an international standard-setting body founded in 1947 to promote worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. The ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 standards are based on seven quality management principles.  Each principal is designed to identify, implement and monitor constant organizational improvement in these areas:

Customer focus

Leadership

Engagement of people

Process approach

Improvement

Evidence-based decision-making

Relationship management

ISO has come a long way in its 70-year history. There are currently more than 21,000 standards in the family of ISO standards.  These standards cover almost all aspects of technology and business. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO is recognized as the most widely used and accepted International Standard in the world. Currently ISO standards in rome than 170 countries.  ISO’s goal is that their standards be used by organizations as an integral component of sustainable development initiatives.

“ISO standards are reviewed every five years and revised if needed. This helps ensure they remain useful tools for the marketplace. The challenges faced by business and organizations today are very different from a few decades ago.  ISO 9001 has been updated to take this new environment into account. For example, increased globalization has changed the way we do business. Therefore, organizations often operate more complex supply chains than they did in the past. In addition, there are increased expectations from customers and other interested parties and, with more access to information. Today’s wider society has a stronger voice than ever before. ISO 9001 needs to reflect these changes in order to remain relevant.”                  — https://www.iso.org

To Craftech’s customers, our IS0 9001:2015 certification means we are committed to constant improvement of our products and procedures. We are committed to  bein prepared for growth; achieving a noticeable difference in performance and strengthening our processes. Craftech Industries is poised to improving our corporate culture.  This is accomplpished by being aware of and constantly seeking to incorporate the best industry practices into our business.

Craftech Industries, Inc. excels in producing high-quality, high-performance plastic fasteners at competitive prices. As a high-technology manufacturer, we serve a variety of industries including Semiconductor, Aerospace, Medical, Telecommunications, Chemical, Electronics, Marine, Automotive and Waste Management.

Craftech’s diverse manufacturing capabilities include injection molding, mold building, screw machining and CNC machining, all performed in-house at our Hudson, NY plant. Standard and custom parts are manufactured for low volume to high volume runs. Reliable, traceable and confidential manufacturing has contributed to Craftech’s reputation as an industry leader.

To learn more about Craftech, please visit craftechind.com or call (800) 833-5130.

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