Monday 26 June 2017

ISO 9001:2015 certification for Kersten Europe GmbH

The ISO 9001 certification helps organizations to ensure their customers consistently receive high quality products and services. Kersten Europe GmbH, specialist in bending and processing aluminium profiles, has successfully completed the audit by TÜV Süd and is now certified for ISO 9001:2015.


Quality Management System

ISO 9001 is a quality management system, managed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Switzerland. It is used by over a million companies in 160 countries worldwide. The quality management system helps companies determine how to meet their customers’ requirements. It comes with a process-oriented approach to achieve effective quality management in an organization.


ISO 9001 at Kersten Europe

The Kersten Europe group has over 55 years of experience in bending technology and has been ISO 9001-certified for almost twenty years.  Kersten aims to deliver perfectly curved products and to continually improve its processes.

“We set high quality standards” says Rüdiger Köhler, Geschäftsführer at Kersten Europe GmbH. “Not only for our curved products, but for all business processes within the organization”.  Kersten Europe GmbH has been successfully audited by TÜV Süd recently, and is now certified for the latest revision ISO 9001:2015. “The new ISO 9001-2015 certification helps us to achieve the best quality possible and to satisfy our customers, employees and management”.


ISO 9001:2008 versus ISO 9001:2015

There are major differences between the previous ISO 9001:2008 and the latest 2015-revision. In the 2008 version customers were the only interested party, this has been extended with other parties, such as suppliers, personnel, society, etc.

”Instead of eight clauses the revision has ten, which are arranged according to the PDCA cycle. This stands for Plan-Do-Check-Act.”  Köhler explains. “You must closely monitor, support, evaluate and improve business processes. ISO 9001:2015 places greater emphasis on leadership and management commitment. There is also more attention to risk management.”

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