Bowers Group achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

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Following months of examination of procedures and performance relating to leadership, risk management, and satisfying customer requirements, Bowers Group has been certified compliant with ISO 9001:2015 by BSI.

ISO 9001:2015 is the newest update to the quality management system standard that provides an integrated approach to quality management and continual improvement, helping businesses monitor and manage quality across all operations, as well as achieving consistent performance and service. There have been radical changes made since the last revision, and ISO 9001:2015 ensures that the latest quality standard continues to maintain its relevance in today’s market place.

About the new standard, Nigel Croft, chair of the ISO subcommittee that developed and revised the standard, said upon its launch in September 2015: “The earlier versions of ISO 9001 were quite prescriptive, with many requirements for documented procedures and records. In the 2000 and 2008 editions, we focused more on managing processes, and less on documentation. We have now gone a step further, and ISO 9001:2015 is even less prescriptive than its predecessor, focusing instead on performance. We have achieved this by combining the process approach with risk-based thinking, and employing the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle at all levels in the organization. Knowing that today’s organizations will have several management standards in place, we have designed the 2015 version to be easily integrated with other management systems.”

Bowers has improved standards in line with the reviewed certification that works in conjunction with Bowers’ existing UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (covering the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) to help ensure that the Bowers range of products is designed and manufactured to the highest standard.

Operations director Graham Keefe said: “Here at Bowers Group, we have always placed quality at the heart of the business, achieving consistently high levels of performance and service. ISO 9001:2015 has allowed us to completely integrate and align quality management within our business strategies.”