At SPX Hydraulic Technologies, employees follow a quality policy to meet or exceed customer-defined expectations by continuously improving the quality of their products, processes and services. Employees at the business unit’s manufacturing site in Suzhou, China, recently received verification that they are meeting this standard by achieving an ISO9001:2008 certificate.
Published by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO9001 is part of a family of standards related to quality management systems. Third-party certification groups provide independent confirmation that organizations meet ISO9001 requirements.
“Achieving ISO9001:2008 certification of SPX Hydraulic Technologies’ Suzhou plant indeed proves to the market and our customers that SPX strives to maintain world-class standards similar to that of our business unit’s main facility in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A,” said Noel Chander, managing director of SPX Hydraulic Technologies Asia Pacific. “This achievement is a tribute to our people in Suzhou and Rockford.”
Marilyn Ma, supplier quality supervisor for the Suzhou facility, added, “The certificate means we have established, documented and implemented a quality management system and are actively maintaining the system’s effectiveness in accordance with the requirements of ISO9001:2008.”
Many customers look for suppliers with this certificate. “Having an ISO9001 certificate lets our customers know that our managerial responsibilities, quality procedures and operations are standardized,” Marilyn said. “Our quality management system is a significant resource for us as it ensures we provide quality products and services to our customers.”
Key contributors to SPX Hydraulic Technologies earning an ISO9001:2008 certificate for its Suzhou, China facility include (front row: from the left) Stephen Zhang, Marilyn Ma, Joiway Li and Transing Wang; (back row: from the left) Jianming Lan, Nathan Du, Yong Liu and Lynne Li.