Carter Manufacturing Quality Management System has been upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 inc AS9120 Rev B
Carter Manufacturing Limited has been providing revolutionary ideas in motion since 1999. The Company is focused on understanding customer engineering requirements or problems and provide solutions tailored to each application. We are pleased to announce Carter have been certified under BS EN ISO 9001:2015 incorporating AS9120 Rev B as of 14 June 2018. The company previously earned certification under ISO 9000 in 2003. In 2010 the Company was certified to AS9120 Aerospace standard and have been audited and registered annually since.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance. It assists companies in developing a management system that aligns quality with their wider business strategy. There is a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes that helps improve communications, efficiency, and implementation of continuous improvement.
“We are excited to upgrade our certification to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard and feel it provides assurance to our customers that we are focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction,” said Karl Brundell, Managing Director. “Our move from ISO 9001:2008 to the updated standard demonstrates our desire to always maintain and perform to the highest levels of quality assurance and efficiency. It’s essential to delivering innovative, high quality and customer-focused motion solutions to our customers.”
For any company, the road to certification requires time and commitment. Carter began internal preparation for the upgrade certification in March of 2016, by evaluating existing procedures and aligning them with the new standard and requirements. In advance of the required upgrade internal audit Carter sent the key quality staff through auditor training to update their auditing certification. This allowed the company to simultaneously complete internal audits in each department throughout the year and prior to the annual re-certification audit. Since the documentation and procedures were already well established and compliant with ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A, only minor changes were required to the quality manual and overall processes and procedures to meet the new standards.
The Company is further committed to ensuring compliance with all legal/statutory requirements as applicable and to enhancing customer satisfaction. Adopting a ‘process’ approach promotes a greater understanding and a more effective control of inputs and outputs and the effects on stakeholders. Process performance evaluation and monitoring will provide a platform for continual improvement and a framework for setting objectives. Engaging in risk-based thinking strives to mitigate business risks and embed this thinking in the quality management system elements and design.
This policy and the Quality Management System are fully endorsed and supported by the senior management team. Carter Manufacturing remain dedicated to Quality Management and Quality Assurance ensuring customer experience is what you would expect from a world class aerospace and industrial bearing solutions company.
If you require a copy of our Certificate for your quality records please CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD a copy. Alternately you can visit the Information Zone where a copy can be downloaded at any time. If you would like any additional information regarding Carter Quality Management System please get in touch with us via email or telephone.