IPS Ceramics reaccredited for its quality management systems
IPS Ceramics, headquartered near Stoke-on-Trent, England, has just successfully been reaccredited under the updated ISO9001:2015 standard for quality management systems.
ISO9001 has its roots in BS5750 and has been updated a number of times over the past decade. The current version was published in September of 2015 and certification to the previous 2008 version will cease to be valid once the transition period ends in September 2018.
ISO9001 is based on the plan–do–check–act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organization. It is often described as a business improvement tool that helps organizations to:
• monitor and manage quality across the organization
• provide products and services that meet all customer needs and relevant requirements
• continually improve products and increase customer satisfaction
Brian Wycherley, technical and development manager at IPS Ceramics (pictured), explained that “the 2015 update introduces a much more integrated approach to the quality system, with a much greater emphasis on leadership involvement and a focus on the organization’s key objectives”.
Lucideon – the renowned development and commercialization organization specializing in materials technologies and processes – carried out the independent audit of the IPS Ceramics quality system required for ISO9001 accreditations in June 2018.
IPS Ceramics is a global supplier of technical ceramics, with bases in Europe, Asia and North America. IPS Ceramics USA – a regular exhibitor at Ceramics Expo – is based in Cornelius, North Carolina. The company has doubled the size of its booth for next year’s Cleveland show.
IPS Ceramics USA will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo 2019 in Booth 300