Hudson, NY — Craftech Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification, an upgrade from its previous ISO 9001:2008 certification. With ISO 9001:2008 certification becoming obsolete in September 2018, it became important to Craftech to pursue the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Whereas ISO 9001:2008 focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction, ISO 9001:2015 focuses on performance while emphasizing the adoption of risk-based thinking and a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle throughout the organization.
For those of you who may have seen large banners touting “ISO: 9001 Certified” on manufacturing sites in recent years and wondered what it’s all about, in a nutshell it means that the business displaying that banner has met the stringent requirements for excellence in business performance as established by the International Organization for Standardization — ISO, 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 designed to identify, implement and monitor constant organizational improvement in these areas:
Engagement of people
ISO has come a long way in its 70-year history to the extent that there are currently more than 21,000 standards in the family of ISO standards that 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 working in more than 170 countries. It is ISO’s long-held goal that their tools 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 and ISO 9001 has been updated to take this new environment into account. For example, increased globalization has changed the way we do business and 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, prepared for growth; achieving a noticeable difference in performance; strengthening our processes; improving our corporate culture 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.