Industrilås is IATF 16949 certified
BSI Group Nordics Branch Manager Christopher Krutrök is handing out an IATF 16949 Certificate to the Management team of Industrilås AB in Sweden. Industrilås is an integrated full service provider of commercial products and system solutions for latches, hinges and sealing technology for industrial applications.
With a doubled turnover since 2010, new production facilities being built and several new export markets, the company has grown it´s operations rapidly.
Stefan Karlsson, CEO of Industrilås: “Represented in four continents, this certification by BSI marks a milestone in Industrilås history, I am very proud of our teams dedication.”
“The decision to go for a full certification of IATF 16949 was made two years ago and since then, we have worked with implementation and re-design of our processes to live up to the requirements of the standard. The certification itself is an objective proof we exceed the high expectations of the market in regards to quality, performance and resilience.
The dialogue with BSI started early and since then we have had a very constructive collaboration that finally led to this certificate. The auditors from BSI has added a lot of value to us with their insights and expertise from the industry. This has enabled us to raise to the challenge and improve our organisation. We want to keep our management systems as the foundation of continuous improvements” -Christian Fritz, Quality and Environmental manager.
"It took about three years from the first GAP analysis to issued certificate. We learned a lot during that time. Many activities in the implementation stage required to add relevant resources from us at Industrilås."
What other organizations can learn from the certification process with BSI
To have the senior management support from start was essential. Some of the sub projects in the implementation stage was driven by the senior managers themselves which gave a very good understanding for the project. Also, it is important to emphasize that the work doesn´t end with the certification audit, we need to continue working with the processes we have implemented and keep the management system active.