Hydram Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard
In October 2017 subcontract sheet metalwork supplier Hydram Engineering Ltd. announced that it has achieved certification under the latest revision of ISO 9001:2015 after undergoing a two-day independent audit of its Quality Management System.
Hydram had attained the previous revision of the standard, ISO 9001:2008, in 2009 and has been successful in updating its system to the latest 2015 version. The audit was completed by leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS who are recognized as a global benchmark for quality and integrity.
Hydram’s Quality Manager Barry Edgar said, “Our quality management system has been in existence for over 20 years and this latest audit is proof of our commitment to continuous improvement. Of course, this is just one aspect that customers look for in a supplier, and we work extremely hard to improve in all we do. Above all, we are committed to our customers, and I am proud that we have attained the standard set by the latest revision of ISO 9001.”
Over 20 years of Quality Accreditation
Hydram first achieved formal quality system accreditation when it attained the (now obsolete) ISO 9002 standard in 1996. This was superseded by the ISO 9001 quality standard, which Hydram attained in 2002 and has maintained since then through two revisions.
The ISO 9001 standard was introduced in 2000 and underwent revisions both in 2008 and 2015 to ensure its relevance for the marketplace. The current revision, known as ISO 9001:2015, is designed to respond to the latest trends and be compatible with other management systems such as ISO 14001 by using a common framework.
Long term goals
It is Hydram’s long term intention to integrate its Quality, Environment, and Health and Safety systems under a single integrated management system. This holistic approach would combine all related components of the business (resources and processes) into one system for easier management and operation. The aim is to harmonise document management, planning and objectives to reduce duplication and enable a streamlined audit process.
Leading subcontract sheet metalwork supplier
Hydram is a leading supplier of sheet metal components, assemblies and light fabrications to customers throughout the UK. The leading fabrication company provides the full range of subcontract engineering services, including laser cutting, metal bending, sheet metal fabrication, powder coating and assembly. Hydram supplies components and sheet metal fabrications to market leading companies in industries such as transportation, shop-fitting and point of display, lighting and earth-moving machinery.
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