Reading, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution and world’s largest distributor of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), demonstrates the advantages of their International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification and the importance of buying high-quality DEF from an ISO-9001 certified company.
ISO is a world-wide organization creating international standards across an extensive selection of industries. ISO publishes standards to help regulate quality, enforce safety, and increase production efficiency. For example the well-known ISO-9001 certification ensures a quality management system that performs to the best of its capabilities.
ISO created standard 22241 exclusively for DEF to ensure conformity of product specifications, testing, and handling. ISO 22241 relates to the product, while ISO 9001 certifies the company‘s facilities to guarantee they meet consistent standards.
“Every company has unique business processes for taking customer orders and then delivering those products or services to their customers. The question is, how good of a job are they doing and how do they identify ways to improve? ISO-9001 compels management to develop policies and procedures that impact key aspects of the business, especially those areas touching the customer,” says David Garner, Brenntag North America’s Senior Vice President of Operations.
Bruce Biehl, Brenntag North America’s Director of Regulatory Compliance Systems, further explains: “ISO includes all facets of our company, from customers to our warehouses, to safety, maintenance, and regulations.”
With ISO standards in place, Brenntag North America can ensure customers receive consistent handling of their Diesel Exhaust Fluid orders, a process to identify mistakes and the proper corrective action needed, as well as a third-party audited system ensuring continuous improvement for both Brenntag and their customers.
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 480 locations in more than 70 countries. In 2013, the company, which has a global workforce of more than 13,000, generated sales of EUR 9.8 billion (USD 13.0 billion). Brenntag is the link between chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 170,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.