Anton/Bauer Is Awarded Dual ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Certification
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand, has been awarded two certifications by the International Organization for Standardization: the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard. The award certifies all aspects of Anton/Bauer’s business, with specific procedures in place to evaluate and improve the company’s key processes, ensuring that customers continue to receive unparalleled customer service and support.
The ISO is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards, and its stringent criteria are recognized worldwide. Its ISO 9001 requirements are among the strictest of the approximately 13,000 standards established by the organization and serve as a model for quality assurance in all facets of Anton/Bauer’s business, including design, development, production, installation, and servicing, with no exclusions. ISO 14001 addresses the identification and control of environmental impact of activities, products, or services, the improvement of environmental performance, and the implementation of a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets .
Instead of applying separately to both standards, Anton/Bauer chose to embark on the arduous certification process for both at one time. A singular achievement, the certification in both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 also highlights Anton/Bauer’s commitment to customers’ specific needs, to the advancement of the industry in general, and to its own growth and continual improvement as a company.
“At Anton/Bauer, we believe that a successful company is always moving forward, always seeking new ways to benefit its customers and improve the way it does business,” says Michael Sobbell, quality assurance manager at Anton/Bauer. “These certifications signify that Anton/Bauer has implemented an integrative management system that complies with the ISO standards, and it defines us as a company focused on excellence in management policies, operational processes, and continuous quality improvement.”
This distinction also gives the company an invaluable edge in its own marketplace as well as an entrée into others. “In addition to our current OEMs,” says Sobbell, “many entities in other markets, such as the military and medical industries, now require ISO certification.”