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.”
About Astro Pak
Since its inception in 1959, Astro Pak has become the largest provider of precision cleaning and passivation services in North America. Its expertise and technologies extend across myriad industries, among them: biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, aerospace and defense, semiconductor, and power generation. Astro Pak is privately held with headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.