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Article | April 3, 2014
Krones Machinery Co. Ltd., Taicang, China awarded TÜV certification
Following the successful certification of the Brazilian subsidiary Krones do Brasil Ltda., now Krones’ Chinese subsidiary, Krones Machinery Co. Ltd. in Taicang has been awarded its initial certification with the IMS Certificate for Quality (DIN EN ISO 9001), Environmental Protection (DIN EN ISO 14001) and Occupational Safety (BS OHSAS 18001); Krones Inc. in Franklin, USA, is set to follow by the end of 2014.
Krones is purposefully extending the integrated management system (IMS) introduced at the German plants in 2009 to cover its facilities abroad as well. The widely diversified spectrum ranges from energy-saving measures to raising all staff’s awareness for quality, environmental protection and occupational safety.
“This means the international project is well on the way to reaching a successful conclusion before the end of this year,” explained Christian Striegl, TÜV SÜD Vice President International Sales. “IMS has been taken fully on board at Krones, and encouraged by the management.”
Albert Bauer, IMS Officer at Krones AG, is confident “that the trend towards certification of management and product requirements will continue to gain momentum. Besides the hard facts of the technical issues involved, soft factors like social standards are coming increasingly to the fore. We are seeing progressively more probing questions and requests for verification from both our major clients and from analysts.” The issues of environmental impact, sustainability and occupational safety are increasingly becoming an integrated constituent of structured corporate processes. Krones AG’s management program also includes measures for sustainable social and interpersonal dealings.
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