Plastic Injection Molder Anchor Plastics, Inc. of Golden Valley, MN announced that it has achieved the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 9001:2008 certification, which demonstrates an organization's commitment to quality-of-service standards. The move comes as Anchor looks to expand its portfolio of customers and embrace global standards of manufacturing to further its business objectives and provide superior quality products to its clients.
"Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification is a terrific milestone for both Anchor Plastics and our customers," said Steve Rogers, President of Anchor. "The certification process required a lot of hard work over an 11-month period and demonstrates Anchor's continued commitment to our customers and our quality of service."
ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies Quality Management System (QMS) requirements focused on an organization's ability to meet and improve upon customer satisfaction and quality requirements. By identifying areas for improvement, creating recommendations to resolve identified gaps, and executing against these recommendations, Anchor is ensuring that it has the processes necessary to consistently improve service quality on a regular, quantifiable, and verifiable basis.
"Anchor’s ISO Certification team has successfully implemented an effective quality management system based on the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard," said Chad Martens, Quality Manager at Anchor Plastics, Inc. "Through an unwavering focus in preparation for certification, we have created and implemented a QMS system which provides for continuous improvements in customer support, increased customer satisfaction, and a dedicated, systematic approach to overall quality management."
Anchor's certification process began in December 2009, when an internal certification team was created to prepare Anchor for certification by the end of 2010. TÜV SÜD America Inc, an independent auditing agency, conducted certification audits in November 2010 and certified that Anchor passed all criteria and achieved full certification, over one month ahead of schedule.
About Anchor Plastics
Anchor Plastics, Inc. (Anchor-Plastics.com) is a manufacturer of injection-molded products. For over 40 years, Anchor has specialized in high precision plastics, designs, and processes. Its market is diverse and includes but is not limited to automotive, aerospace, military, and medical. Anchor attributes most of its success to the quality of its customers. Therefore, it is committed to improving its products and services so as to enable the continued prosperity of both its employees and its customers.