When it comes to the manufacture of electrical enclosures, quality is key. To find the ideal enclosure, combine quality with functionality, superior design, and affordable cost. And as you browse manufacturers, keep an eye out for companies that aim to enhance customer satisfaction, meet statutory and regulatory requirements, and continually improve the quality of their products and services. To this end, you should look for a company committed to ISO 9001 standards. So what is ISO 9001?
The International Organization for Standardization
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization, which is an international body composed of representatives from a variety of national standards organizations. Founded in February of 1947, ISO promotes proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards throughout the world. It works in 196 countries currently and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
As you might imagine, the ISO publishes numerous standards in a variety of areas, including food safety management, medical devices, occupational health and safety, and country codes. But what is ISO 9001?
What Is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is a quality management system standard. To meet this standard, an organization must do the following:
- Demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
- Aim to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements (source)
Although the requirements of ISO 9001 are generic, they can apply to a variety of types and sizes of organizations. Plus, companies do not have to provide a certain type of product or service to be certified under ISO 9001.
Using an ISO 9001 quality management system helps organizations monitor and manage the quality of their products and services. It revolves around the idea of continual improvement, allowing organizations to define personal objectives that relate to improving their levels of quality and customer satisfaction. Organizations must continually improve their procedures in order to meet (and perhaps exceed) the goals they have defined.
Managing your organization with the ISO 9001 standard can help you satisfy current customers and attract new customers. In addition, you may be able to save money and increase your revenue. Sometimes ISO 9001 can even help organizations expand into new markets, identify risks within their management processes, and address those potential risks.
Premium Metal Enclosures
Looking for a company that can manufacture premium metal enclosures on your behalf? Check out American Products Contract Manufacturing. We maintain a quality management system that meets the ISO 9001 standard. Please click here to view our current ISO-9001:2008 certificate. With ISO 9001, we are able to ensure that our operations are reliable, repeatable, and meet a high standard for quality. Plus, our trained inspectors certify that all of our production activities adhere to these standards.
We offer NEMA type 1, type 2, type 3, type 3-R, type 3-X, type 4, and type 4-X metal enclosures. Our enclosures are composed of aluminum, galvanized steel, carbon steel, and stainless steel to create rugged, reliable structures. To learn more, please give us a call at 1-877-736-2228, or request a free quote online.