EVS Metal (https://evsmetal.com), a leading American metal fabrication and manufacturing company, recently completed the process of ISO 9001:2015 certification across all four American facilities. ISO 9001 — the world’s most respected and most-commonly-used set of standards for quality management systems (QMS) — is a set of strict guidelines defining best manufacturing practices that, when followed, allow companies to effectively serve their customers.
RIVERDALE, NJ: SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
EVS Metal (https://evsmetal.com), a leading American metal fabricator and manufacturer, recently completed the process of obtaining ISO 9001:2015 certification across all four of its American facilities. While adopting ISO 9001 standards is not required of manufacturers, it has become the definitive way to communicate to the outside world that a company holds itself to a high level of professionalism in terms of quality.
Says VP and Founder Joseph Amico, “While the process of re-certifying four unique facilities was certainly challenging at times, we believe the results were well worth the investment of resources to provide our customers with an additional level of assurance regarding EVS Metal’s dedication to quality and service.”
As an overall organization, EVS found the changes to the ISO standards to be not just significant, but meaningful. For example, the old standards state that companies may choose to ignore certain requirements, as long as that decision doesn’t affect quality outcomes or break the law. However, the 2015 standards call for both an explanation and a justification as to why the requirements were not implemented; in order words, they demand more responsibility for and accountability over the choice to not implement requirements.
Another major change to ISO 9001:2015 that EVS found to be particularly impactful can be found in clause number four, what used to be “Quality Management System(QMS),” and is now called “Context of the Organization.” By “context,” ISO is referring to a company’s “big picture” view — its values, place in the industry, and culture. Asking companies like EVS to take the time to define these variables gives them an outstanding opportunity to design and implement a QMS that is effective and results-oriented based on their specific organization’s needs.
While re-certifying to new ISO standards can be a formidable task to undertake, EVS Metal ultimately found that the process allowed them to gain a better understanding of their own organizational context, and believes it will ultimately be enormously helpful to the company’s future viability in the competitive metal fabrication space.
About EVS Metal
EVS Metal (https://evsmetal.com) is an American precision metal fabricator headquartered in Riverdale, NJ. Our machinists and operators utilize the latest technology to cut, bend and finish stand-alone items as well as parts for integration or assembly into more complex products. Our four ISO 9001:2015-certified locations comprise over 250,000 square feet of vertically-integrated manufacturing space and feature the most modern equipment available, from lasers and CNC machining centers to automated powder coating lines. We serve a diverse customer base across North America, providing a range of services from ITAR-compliant, quick-turn prototypes to high-volume production runs. Request a personalized metal fabrication quote online, or call (973) 839-4432 to speak with a specialist today.