COSTA MESA, CA – May 10, 2011 – Astro Pak Corporation today announced that it has received ISO Certification 9001:2008 and AS 9100B:2004 Quality Management certification for its Precision Cleaning Facility (PCF) located in Downey, CA. ISO Certification 9001:2008 is a globally recognized quality management standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). AS 9100, which builds upon ISO 9001:2008, is a globally recognized aerospace industry standard that defines the quality system requirements for suppliers to the industry.
The AS9100 / ISO certification is a significant achievement for a business. It clarifies the existing requirements of ISO 9001:2000 based on eight years of implementation experience worldwide. Re-certification reflects Astro Pak’s solid foundation of continuous improvement of ongoing operations through the implementation of effective quality management principles.
“Receiving the ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100B:2004 Quality Management certification could not have been possible without the contributions of all PCF employees,” said Jerry Knepper, VP of Cleanroom Sales. “This re-certification demonstrates our continued commitment to quality and excellence. Customers prefer to work with an organization that can meet or exceed their requirements in a timely manner, and this re-certification gives Astro Pak customers objective evidence that we are continually seeking to strengthen our performance capabilities and standards of operational execution.”