Published On: Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Nanaimo's VMAC Now ISO 9001:2015 Certified
NANAIMO - VMAC (Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors) has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification, which recognizes the company for outstanding attention to quality management and standardization, as well as a focus on continuous quality improvements.
ISO 9001 is the most respected quality certification awarded by an independent auditor, and requires an organization to undergo comprehensive audits every three years, plus surveillance audits annually.
This past June, two representatives of ISO (International Organization of Standardization) visited VMAC's office and manufacturing facility to perform the certification audit on VMAC's quality management system to upgrade the company from ISO 9001:2008 to the 2015 revision.
The auditors also discussed VMAC processes, improvement initiatives, and the tools being used to ensure products and services meet the quality standards.
"Once again, the VMAC team demonstrated with facts all the efforts, development, and continual improvement we strive for each day," says Sandra Amador, VMAC's Director of Continuous Improvement. "We have been approved for re-certification to the new revision of the standard ISO 9001:2015."
The ISO 9001 certification follows criteria on seven different quality management principles, which include customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management.
By meeting the criteria, 9001 certified companies, like VMAC, have proven their ability to consistently provide customers with high-quality, safe, and reliable products and services.
"The quality management system was supported and tested in every department of our organization, and we demonstrated our work and commitment towards quality while maintaining focus on our strategic plans," notes Amador.
"As an ISO 9001 certified company, VMAC is committed to achieving customer satisfaction through continual improvements in our quality of products and services."