ASCO Sintering achieves certification to new ISO 9001:2015 standard
August 18, 2018
Powder Metallurgy parts producer ASCO Sintering Co., Commerce, California, USA, recently completed its certification audit to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard administered by SRI Quality System Registrar, concerned with international issues of environment and risk management. The new certification was said to have been achieved with unconditional approval and no major or minor findings during the audit.
Neil Moore, ASCO’s President and CEO, commented, “Today, the supply chain is global. ASCO is stepping up to meet the challenge by having a global presence, [with sites in] Coventry, UK and Cape Town, South Africa. This allows us to support the international market. ASCO now has a quality system that is aligned with the tools to deal with the geo-political elements of risk, such as tariffs on steel and aluminium.”
Gerald Blythe, Quality Manager at ASCO Sintering Co., added, “All products at ASCO benefit from our adherence to the principals of Six Sigma. Whether it is performing Process FMEAs or Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), the intent is to identify and prevent problems before they occur.”