Orbital Gas Systems North America Awarded Prestigious Accreditation
HOUSTON – Orbital Gas Systems North America, a CUI Global company, has announced that certification audits on its headquarters and manufacturing center in Houston have been successfully completed and that the company was awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification on Feb. 13, 2017.
Extensive audits of Orbital were carried out earlier this year by the international independent and renowned certification body, National Quality Assurance, USA (Global Certification Body | NQA). ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with more than 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries. Orbital’s compliance to ISO 9001:2008 also positions the company for future scopes to meet other related standards that are based on ISO 9001.
“We are delighted to obtain our ISO certification,” said Nicholas Clough, Orbital’s president and chief sales officer, “The ISO 9001:2008 certificate is the model for quality assurance and the fact that our company has been certified so soon after its formation proves beyond any doubt that we focus on quality management and have a commitment to the continuous improvement of our quality processes. Our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System covers all main processes within the company, ensuring that they are conducted under controlled conditions.”
Christi Friedrichs, director of business development at NQA, offered congratulations to Orbital, specifically noting, “The demands of designing, manufacturing and supplying sampling and analysis equipment, as well as system and process instrumentation, are simultaneously critical and complex. Clearly, Orbital is demonstrating, through objective and measurable standards, the ability to manage these demands while balancing the flexibility required for continuous improvements in this environment. Orbital’s successful achievement of meeting the rigorous demands of ISO 9001:2008 in this environment is truly impressive and shows unequivocal evidence of the company’s commitment to the highest level of quality for its customers. NQA congratulates Orbital on this impressive accomplishment.”
Clough concluded, “The ISO 9001:2008 certificate is only awarded to companies that can demonstrate their ability to work to a standard that enables them to consistently provide products and services that meet or exceed customer and applicable requirements – placing customer satisfaction as a key component of those requirements – which describes exactly Orbital’s focus on product development and customer service.”