Since its inception and implementation in 1992, the ISO 9000 standard has been the most globally recognized and utilized quality standard. ( History And Improvements Of ISO 9000) The standard has had many evolutions since its beginnings as the BS 2570 standard, but the overall goal has been consistent: to ensure the quality of an end product by establishing institutional preventative actions and requiring documented procedures for the production of the product.
Even though Vanguard Products had been utilizing these principals for decades in the production of our products, we realized early on that formal impartial third party recognition to the ISO 9001 standard was important to illustrate our commitment and history of producing quality, consistent products. As a result, we have achieved and consistently maintained our ISO certification for over 10 years.
Recently, a new version of the standard has been implemented that adapts the specification to the changing new manufacturing environments which are driven by the complex supply chains, global competition and economies, and instantaneous information access. These requirements are detailed in the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, and include:
- The establishment of robust management systems
- Increased top level management involvement and alignment of quality strategies with the overall business strategies
- Implementation of a risk based quality management system to act as a preventative tool and provide opportunities for continuous improvement
These new attributes allow potential customers to be confident that an ISO 9001:2015 certified company has performed the necessary due diligence to service their needs on a quality, timely, consistent, and long term basis.
As we move past our 50th Anniversary year into the future, we at Vanguard have quickly embraced this new standard and are pleased to announce that we are one of the early manufacturers to incorporate these philosophies into our quality management system and to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certified status. View our ISO 9001:2015 Certification
We look forward to applying our consistent quality philosophy to your engineered elastomeric needs in both our general rubber and EMI shielding products.