Erie, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2007
Erie Plastics, a top-level injection molder servicing U.S. and Global 500 companies, today announced that it successfully earned ISO 9001:2000 certification, a quality management standard recognized worldwide and developed by the International Organization for Standardization.
The company's Corry, Pa., facility was awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification by NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR), an accredited global leader in management systems registrations founded in 1944, and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The definitive NSF-ISR audit, completed late last month, revealed that Erie Plastics has extensive procedures and work instructions in place that go well beyond ISO 9001 requirements, as the company undergoes numerous regulatory and customer audits on an annual basis.
"Erie Plastics' ISO certification makes an 'official' statement that we are committed to customer service and quality, as well as continuous improvement of our quality processes and procedures," said P. C. Hoop Roche, Chairman and CEO of Erie Plastics. "Our employees have put tremendous effort into maintaining high quality standards, and we're all very pleased with this outcome."
Gaining ISO 9001:2000 certification involves meeting or exceeding a wide range of global quality management standards spanning product development; manufacturing and assembly; control monitoring and measuring; quality management; receiving, shipping and supplier processes; and customer satisfaction, among others. To ensure ongoing quality compliance, certified organizations also participate in follow-up audits every six months.
More about Erie Plastics:
Producing over 10 billion parts annually and a market leader in combining 128-cavity molds with valve-gate, hot-runner systems, Erie Plastics operates more than 70 high-speed packaging presses with a 60- to 550-ton press size range and in-line cellular manufacturing.
The company's state-of-the-art, 465,000-square-foot facility based in Corry, Pa., has been recognized in the industry as best practices manufacturing and was also given a superior rating in a comprehensive American Institute of Banking (AIB) audit that was administered in late 2006.
Founded in 1960, Erie Plastics is an award-winning, Top 100 injection molder in the U.S. specializing in designing and developing plastic packaging components for the food and beverage, personal care, consumer, pharmaceutical and household cleaner/detergent markets.
With annual revenues of over $100 million, Erie Plastics services customers from facilities based in Corry, Pa. (headquarters), and Székesfehérvár, Hungary. For more information, visit http://www.erieplastics.com, or call or write Erie Plastics at 844 Route 6, Corry, Pa., 16407-9099. Phone: (814) 664-4661.
Jane T. Roche