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CHESHIRE, ENGLAND, August 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Leading systems integrator, and supplier of advanced robotics and automation solutions, Astech Projects are pleased to announce their recent transition to the revised international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 which replaces ISO 9001:2008.
ISO 9001 builds on seven management principles consisting of: Customer focus, Leadership, Engagement of people, Process approach, Improvement, Evidence-based decision making and Relationship management.
The main changes to the 2015 ISO standard include an increased focus on risk and opportunities. As a requirement, organisations must evidence they have determined, considered and, where necessary, taken action to address any risks or opportunities that may impact (either positively or negatively) their quality management system's ability to deliver its intended outcomes or that could impact customer satisfaction. Another fundamental change to the standard is to bring quality management and continual improvement to the heart of an organisation. By meeting the criteria, Astech have displayed strong leadership and management commitment and are proud to be amongst one of the few robotics and automation companies certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Managing Director, Chris Hansford, commented, "By implementing this new standard we demonstrate Astech's strong, long term commitment to quality. This globally recognised certification allows Astech to continue providing the highest levels of quality management to not only our existing customers but also new and future customers. Astech's successful recertification is a testament to our quality management team, demonstrating their dedication to efficiency and customer satisfaction".
Carla Whyte, Senior Client Propositions Manager at BSI said: "We're really pleased to have been able to present Astech with certification to the revised quality management standard. By achieving this, they have demonstrated to stakeholders and customers that they have embedded a best practice approach to quality throughout their organization."
Astech Projects is a leading supplier of robotics and automation solutions to a global customer base and part of the SCHAUENBURG INTERNATIONAL group of companies; a technology business with more than 30 sites worldwide. Our technology has been adopted by many of the world's leading companies within advanced manufacturing and regulated industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer healthcare, chemical, aerospace and automotive. Astech have gained a reputation for innovative, high quality systems.
In recognition of our abilities, Astech was honoured with the Queen's Award for Enterprise (Innovation). The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance and are made on the advice of the Prime Minister.
Astech has delivered advanced automated systems since its formation in 1995. We continue to deliver custom engineered systems that exceed client expectations. With a growing client base, returning project after project, and a dedicated team of staff, Astech is a strong company achieving steady growth.
We deliver industrial quality robotics and automation to blue-chip companies worldwide. We have a reputation for high quality, novel automation developed and delivered within a robust quality framework.
Astech provide the full project life-cycle "From Concept to Completion" and offer a comprehensive system support service called REACTS providing peace of mind for the lifetime of the system. We hold ISO-9001 and TickITplus accreditation and undergo regular customer and third party quality audits.
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