New BSI facility in Santos will help Brazil's businesses succeed


November 11, 1999

Companies in Brazil have gained a boost with the official opening in Santos 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 Brazil can help them prove they are top-class companies with high-quality management systems in place.

BSI Brazil provides local access to accredited registration for ISO 9000, the international management system standard, and its specialist versions: QS-9000 for the automotive industry and TL 9000 for the telecommunications industries.

The company also offers registration to the information security management standard, BS7799, and the internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001.

Nigel Withey, Vice President and General Manager of BSI Inc, said, "The potential of the Brazilian market, particularly in the demanding areas of electronics, telecommunications and automotive production are now recognised all around the world and Brazil is no exception. With an IT market increase of US$17.6 billion expected, representing more than 68% growth over the next four years, the total Brazilian market size will reach US$43 billion by the year 2003 - we are now in a position to help Brazilian companies turn that potential into real business".

The opening of the office in Brazil is the latest in the company's rapid global expansion, which this year has included numerous countries, including new BSI offices in Japan, India, South Africa, Korea, France, Spain and Poland.

Ellie Borges, manager of BSI Brazil, said: "This new facility, in one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, illustrates BSI's commitment to facilitating business and stimulating economic growth worldwide through providing on-the-spot access to its entire range of integrated services. BSI Brazil will be a major asset for our clients, who include leading companies in Brazil like Ericsson Telecommunications, Motorola, DuPont, and Johnson & Johnson. We are already working with more than 80 clients throughout Brazil," Ellie Borges added. 

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