STL Warehousing Attains ISO 13485 Certification for Medical Devices

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North Ryde (Sydney), NSW, Australia: STL Warehousing (“STLW”), a leading Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider to the pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare sector, announced that it has been ISO 13485:2003 certified. The internationally recognised quality standard regulates risk and quality aspects in the medical devices and related industries.

ISO13485 Certification

ISO13485 Certification

Adding ISO 13485 to our certifications, was a logical next step for us,” said Managing Director of STL Warehousing, John Hogg.

This new certification complements STL Warehousing’s ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, granted in January 2011. It further confirms the recognition of STLW’s exceptional and evolving quality management systems and processes that are aimed at providing consistently improving customer service in a low-risk environment to its medical devices, pharmaceutical and healthcare clientele.

ISO 13485 was established in 2003 as an international standard for the design, manufacture, and distribution of medical devices. Compatible with the quality management standard ISO 9001:2008, which requires continuous improvement, ISO 13485:2003 accredited organisations like STL Warehousing need to demonstrate their ability to provide medical devices and product manufacturers with services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements applicable to the industry.

“Adding ISO 13485 to our certifications, was a logical next step for us,” said Managing Director of STL Warehousing, John Hogg.

“At STLW we know that a low-risk environment and customer satisfaction are key to the business growth and profitability for our medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry clients. All of our processes are geared towards this dual outcome: they are constantly reviewed and amended as necessary to stay up-to-date with the latest standards and regulatory requirements,” explained Mr Hogg.

STL Warehousing’s processes and management systems technology are maintained at state-of-the-art level. The company’s strong safety controls, its tightly documented procedures for training, prevention and corrections, and its enhanced communications are reflections of its historical commitment to quality. Now, they have been officially recognised by the ISO 13485:2003 accreditation.

“We have always been consciously maintaining spotless warehouses and a safe, clean work environment for our staff. Achieving the ISO 13485:2003 certification with its detailed and stringent requirements for health records, cleanliness and environmental monitoring, proudly confirms our impeccable standards in this area. Safety and cleanliness are critical for the storage and distribution of medical and pharmaceutical products, in fact, the whole healthcare supply chain,” outlined Mr Hogg.

The granting of the ISO 13485:2003 certification is the latest recognition of STLW’s quality driven and customer focused operation, which has made this 3PL company a preferred supplier to some of the world’s leading healthcare and medical devices manufacturers and distributors.

STL Warehousing continues to expand its reach beyond Australia, into Europe and to the U.S. West Coast. The company is currently developing further Australia-based warehouses for its domestic and international clients supplying the Australian market.

For more information on STL Warehousing’s services, philosophy, and proven processes visit http://www.stlwarehousing.com.au or contact John Hogg at +61 2 9889 8000.

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