Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
HiTech Plastics and Molds announced that they have recently passed their final audit for registration to ISO 9001:2008 & AS9100. These certifications signify the company's commitment to meet or exceed increasingly stringent industry requirements as a world-class supplier.
AS9100 is the Quality Management System standard for the aerospace industry. The standard includes all ISO 9001:2008 requirements as a base, with numerous enhancements that address aerospace-specific requirements.
Becoming certified in both AS9100 & ISO 9001:2008 confirms the company's competitive position of providing the highest quality & service to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements. This is achieved through continuous improvement of our Quality Management System, and monitoring of our Measureable Quality Objectives. HiTech, therefore, provides real value to its customers at competitive prices.
AS9100 is published by the Society of Aerospace Engineers, based on the ISO 9001:2000 quality management standard, and provides additional requirements and amplifications specific to aerospace business operations.
About HiTech Plastics & Molds
HiTech Plastics & Molds ("HiTech") offers customers engineering excellence and years of valuable experience in the highly competitive market of thermoplastic injection molded parts and assemblies.
Core competencies of HiTech include Injection Molding, Assembly, Part Decorating, and Mold Building. In addition, HiTech often supports customer efforts to design for manufacturability and fulfillment.
HiTech is proud of its exacting standards and professional workmanship which consistently produces top quality, close tolerance thermoplastic injection molded parts & assemblies. Our leadership team boasts over 100 years of custom plastic molding experience including Thermoset, Thermoplastic, Metal Stamping and Sub-Assemblies supplying Defense, Computer & Electronics, Irrigation and Automotive Industries.
HiTech’s management is committed to implementing many of the practices associated with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award while not necessarily seeking that status. These two additional milestones in quality support other milestones already achieved allowing us to consistently exceed customer expectations.
HiTech believes these 2 certifications will lead to a much stronger and diverse customer base. In particular, the AS9100 certification is a necessary component in capturing work with many of the defense related companies which will be a focus for us going forward. People in the know, in quality circles, understand the aspect of traceability per the AS9100 standard. This important incremental aspect of AS9100 over ISO9001:2008 is key to defense and medical companies that mandate traceability.
The ISO9001:2008 credential is also mandatory in the medical field by many companies before even receiving RFQs. HiTech sees both these certifications by a 3rd party as validation of quality performance and an important differentiator from other molders who could probably never achieve this distinction.