Valid is pleased to announce we have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. We started the process in March 2020 to formalize our long-standing commitment to quality and to provide our customers with an additional level of confidence in the systems and products designed by Valid.
What is an ISO Certification?
ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard that showcases a company’s dedication to quality management systems, which recognizes that customer satisfaction is the core of a business. ISO (International Organization of Standardization) is an international organization that creates and develops sets of standards to ensure consistency with quality, efficiency and safety of systems, products and services within a variety of industries. ISO 9001:2015 can be broken down into 3 sections:
The first section (ISO) is a direct reference to the recognized, non-government organization that has developed the standard. The process to develop these standards begins with a market need within a specific area. From the identified market gap, a draft proposal is created and shared with a large team of nominated technical experts for discussion and voting. If the draft passes consensus, it is further analyzed and modified with a team of experts until it becomes a standard. The timeline from first proposal to final publication of a developed standard is usually 3 years.
The second section of Valid’s achieved certification (9001) refers to a specific classification of standard. ISO develops many standards within multiple industries; each standard within the ISO 9000 family is related to quality management. Quality management standards help to create an efficient work environment while reducing product failures. ISO 9001 has been developed with various quality management principles as the base; among the core principles are maintaining a strong customer focus and a process for continual improvement.
The final section of the certification (2015) simply refers to the year the standard was launched. Presently, ISO 9001:2015 is the most up to date version of quality management based certification available.
Why Valid pursued certification
Valid decided to pursue the ISO 9001:2015 certification as it aligns with our values and commitment to our customers– Quality Over Everything. Valid’s focus on quality and customer satisfaction is unparalleled. With the addition of the ISO certification, Valid provides assurance to our customers that they are receiving both products and services that have been designed through a strict quality management system. We ensure these standards are being met, whether we are creating an infotainment dash for a transit vehicle, a quiet power distribution system for the film industry, or a new nutrient recovery centrifuge to help the agricultural industry maintain allowable phosphorous and nitrate levels in their soil. With Valid’s diverse product selection, it’s important for us to show our customers that we have systems and standards in place to ensure the consistency and quality of each product manufactured. We are proud to have achieved the ISO 9000:2015 certification and look forward to further demonstrating our commitment to quality for our customers.