Australian commercial truck manufacturer Iveco has received a new ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems Standard rating for their manufacturing operations.
Considered an Australian first, the award was handed by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) after a review of Iveco’s management systems practices.
The certification was updated recently by the ISO to conduct more tests on the way businesses are minimising risks. This version, released in September 2015, concentrates more on integrating several management systems, risk mitigation and customer satisfaction. Efficiency, quality and the ability to accurately meet regulatory requirements are also emphasised.
According to Trade Trucks, Darren Swenson, Iveco Australia’s marketing manager said that having this certification provides more value to their customers.
“Whilst it’s important to have a quality management system in place, the fact that we were amongst the first few companies in the world to achieve this prestigious certification, demonstrates the commitment and leadership in the organisation – it helps ensure that a company’s products and services meet a high level of quality," he said.
Iveco Australia said that these changes reveal the strong management systems enforced by their company, which will ultimately strengthen the customer experience. Their senior management said they are committed to ensuring their products are of a quality standard.
Businesses have three years to upgrade to the new ISO standards from the previous 2008 version.