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ISO certifies Akkerman quality management

Akkerman’s quality management system has been certified by the world’s leading standardisation organisation.

The trenchless construction systems manufacturer’s system, at the company’s facility in Minnesota, US, is now certified to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 9001:2015, following an independent audit conducted by SAI Global.

The certificate subsequently issued on 18 January 2019.

The scope of the certification applies to the design, manufacture, sales and services of on line and on grade tunnelling and pipe jacking products for the underground sewer, water, gas and electrical utilities industries.

Akkerman embarked on the implementation of its quality management system in 2015 with consulting assistance from Enterprise Minnesota who was integral to the system’s execution.

“Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health recognised us through the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for our safety program in 2010,” said Akkerman Operations Manager Justin Akkerman.

“Having our management system certified to ISO 9001:2015 was a natural progression to strengthen the business.

“Not only does our comprehensive quality management system benefit our employees through procedure efficiencies and repeat-ability, but our customers can also feel confident in knowing that the equipment that we manufacture is subject to the highest standards and continuous improvement at every step in the manufacturing process.

“Our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System ensures that from design conception to final product testing, our equipment is produced with quality and value at the forefront.”

For more information visit the Akkerman website.

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