TRECO increases focus on quality
On Tuesday 6 February 2018, TRECO proudly became ISO 9001:2015 certified. We are increasing our focus on quality so we can improve our unique solutions and the new certification is an important step.
“Our new ISO 9001:2015 certification guarantees our clients that TRECO continues to live up to a high international standard,” says our quality responsible, Carsten Pedersen.
“With the new certification, the board is more involved with the quality processes. That means our quality management is better integrated with our other business activities. It obviously means more paperwork but that is a small price to pay for this seal of approval,” he says.
Why we are upgrading to ISO 9001:2015
There is an increasing interest in our solutions. We are focusing on further improving our high quality so we strengthen one of the factors that makes us stand out.
”Currently, we have a lot in our pipeline. We can’t let that affect our product quality because our quality is what separates us from the competition. That is reason why we are upgrading to ISO 9001:2015. It is also a signal to our clients that quality is a cornerstone for us,” says Per Therkildsen, Head of Manufacturing.
TRECO has been ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2013. By upgrading to ISO 9001:2015, we are now certified by the latest standard which focuses more on strategy and risk management.
We spent a few months to obtain the certification. Although the process only takes about a month, we decided to slow it down so we could keep up with the increase in orders.
TRECO received advice from Bureau Veritas during the process. The certification company also performed the final key verification.
“With counseling from Bureau Veritas, we created a new structure for our quality folder and a new quality manual,” our quality responsible says.
Quality department is expanding
To maintain and strengthen our level of quality, we have hired a quality assistant.
“With our new quality assistant, we have the resources to comply with the high international standard that comes with an ISO 9001:2015 certification. The new appointment also means we can stay ahead of the established control functions at TRECO,” Per Therkildsen says.
Sampling of all outgoing items and entry control of received items are the main tasks for our new quality assistant.