New BSI facility in Tokyo


September 24, 1999

Companies in Japan gained a boost on September 24, 1999, with the official opening in Tokyo of a new facility for management system registration by the UK-based global quality assurance leader BSI.

Offering local organisations independent registration of their management systems, BSI Japan can help them prove they are top-class companies with high-quality management systems in place.

In addition to ISO 9000, the international management system standard, BSI Japan also provides local access to accredited registration for QS-9000, and ISO 14001, the internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems.

A BSI certificate is recognised internationally as a passport to world markets and improved efficiency. Almost any organisation can benefit. Whatever the area of expertise, organisations are seeing real commercial advantages from the adoption of international quality management standards such as ISO 9000, and environmental management standards such as ISO 14001.

The opening of the office in Japan is the latest in BSI's rapid global expansion, and adds to its existing offices in the Asia Pacific region, including India, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

James Azim, manager of BSI Japan, said: "This new facility will be a major asset for our clients, who include leading companies in Japan like Ericsson, Fujitsu, Philips and Hitachi. We are already working with more than 100 clients throughout Japan.

"In today's international marketplace, we recognise how important it is to provide organisations with a 'one-stop' service locally, and through this new facility we can give Japan's companies local access to accredited BSI registration," he added. 

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