Knapp, WI (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), has been re-certified ISO 9001:2008 compliant, including its new, dedicated Soft Chew production facility in Menomonie, WI. Vets Plus has been ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2009.
“ISO 9001:2008 compliance demonstrates to our customers and business partners that VPI is fully committed to quality management,” said Raj Lall, President / CEO of Vets Plus. “This certification validates the procedures we’ve implemented in Knapp and Menomonie and reflects our focus on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality.”
An internationally recognized standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 has become the global benchmark for quality assurance. Compliance is demonstrated through formalized quality standards and procedures for production, personnel training and process documentation. While re-certification audits are required every three years, regular audits are conducted each year to monitor implementation of ISO 9001:2008 standards for continued compliance.
“Preparing for the audits helped us find and prioritize areas of improvement in our quality procedures, especially with regard to our new Menomonie Soft Chew production facility,” says Dr. Anita Sinha, Director, Quality Management. “Great care is taken to control all factors and activities that affect product quality and safety, from purchasing of materials and ingredients to manufacturing and shipping the final product. Maintaining ISO 9001:2008 compliance is an on-going process as VPI continues to grow, and we are committed to upholding the highest level of excellence to support our customer needs,” says Dr. Sinha.
Both VPI facilities are certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant through May 2015.
About Vets Plus, Inc.
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Knapp, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of animal health and nutrition products, including Probios®, Replamin®, Swine Prefer™, Pets Prefer™, Goats Prefer™ and Horses Prefer™ product lines.
Founded in 1990 by entrepreneur Raj Lall, VPI began manufacturing and distributing animal health and nutrition products. By 2002, VPI had formed a strategic marketing and manufacturing alliance with Chr. Hansen in Denmark, thus earning the license to market and manufacture the Probios® line of products. From 2005-10, VPI, was known as BOMAC Vets Plus, Inc., after a partnership agreement was reached with Bomac of New Zealand. During that time, the company also formed a strategic marketing and manufacturing alliance with Albion Animal Health on Replamin® and Pull Thru® brand products (2008). Following the acquisition of BOMAC New Zealand by Bayer (Germany) in late 2010, the company has successfully transitioned back to Vets Plus, Inc., and now boasts 100,000 square feet of manufacturing / warehouse / office space. VPI is proud of its continued growth into a leader within the animal health industry and ability to manufacture more than 350 products, while maintaining ISO-9001 and NASC certifications, and remaining cGMP and AFFCO compliant. VPI is also a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
Media Contact: Katie Boehm, Executive Assistant to the President / CEO