Industrial chain manufacturer FB Chain is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard.

As part of a full review of the business processes FB Chain decided to transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, even though its current certificate still had 12 months to run.    

One of the major changes as a result of ISO 9001:2015 is that the company had to show alignment of its strategic direction with its quality management system. Another key element was that the business process operated in an inter-connected way and, more importantly, a way that took into account customers and other stake holders expectations of the business.    

Special project manager,Debbie Craig, took the lead on updating the system and said, “In the past the business viewed being awarded the ISO certificate as the most important thing but now regards having a system which brings quality management and continual improvement into the heart of the organization equally as important.” 

The business has already felt many benefits in the new approach.    

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 came only 4 weeks after a rigorous inspection visit from BSI, on behalf of one of the world’s leading construction equipment manufacturers, which focused on process control and traceability in the manufacturing and assembly areas of the business.Debbie said,“It is good to get some external recognition that our system and processes are robust.”  

FB Chain believes that the changes made to gain the new certification will enable the company to evolve and grow in a sustainable manner in the future, whilst still maintaining and improving on its current high levels of quality and customer service.  

 

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Oct 2017

For further information, please visit: www.fbchain.com

Or contact:

Pam Peacock

FB Chain, Works Road, Letchworth, SG6 1LP

Tel: +44 (0)1462 670844

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FB Chain Ltd. is the UK subsidiary of the FB Group, owned by Swedish company Addtech AB, a Swedish value added technology trading company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. From its manufacturing base in Letchworth, England, FB Chain specialises in high quality industrial chain products for the materials handling and industrial process markets, including leaf chain and associated pulley and anchor bolt components as well as roller, attachment and large pitch conveyor chain. FB Chain is the only chain manufacturer to be represented by both the BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) and the FLTA (Forklift Truck Association) and employees are regular attendees at the esteemed BSI Technical Policy Committee meetings. FB Chain holds ISO 9001:2015 for the manufacture of chain and associated machined products.