January 11, 2017 (Greenfield, Ind.) - Bastian Automation Engineering, a manufacturing division of global material handling systems integrator, Bastian Solutions, announced today its ISO 9001: 2015 certification. This makes the company one of the first in the U.S. to implement an approved quality management system that meets the ISO 9001: 2015 standard.
"The 2008 ISO standard was the previous revision, and since ISO certification must be renewed every three years, most companies re-applied under the 2008 standard. However the 2015 certification places a larger emphasis on continual improvement, so it was important for us to be certified as an ISO 9001: 2015 company," stated Andy Eckerle, Customer Service and Quality Manager at Bastian Automation Engineering.
Meeting the ISO 9001: 2015 standards requires companies to perform quality audits of their systems and processes. From employee education to preventative maintenance, document maintenance, supplier management, and more, it ensures companies continually improve products, processes, and services.
"While we were already performing many of these processes in our daily operations, by further refining the processes, we can continue to grow, improve, and ultimately better serve our customers," continued Eckerle.
The scope of Bastian Automation Engineering's quality management system includes research, design, and manufacturing of material handling and automation equipment. The company received its ISO 9001: 2015 certification on November 11, 2016, with the registration number: 16-R5552.
About Bastian Automation Engineering
Bastian Automation Engineering, located in Greenfield, Ind., is a division of global material handling systems integrator, Bastian Solutions. The company was founded in 2003 as a manufacturer of custom material handling equipment. Today, Bastian Automation Engineering manufactures custom and standard equipment including ZiPline conveyor. The company serves clients across multiple vertical markets, most notably aerospace, automotive, wheel and tire, food and beverage, and consumer goods.
About Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is an independent material handling system integrator with clients and offices around the world. Founded in 1952, Bastian Solutions has established itself as an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, supply chain software, industrial controls, and robotics. The company includes 17 domestic offices as well as 9 international offices across Australia, Brazil, Europe, Canada, India, Middle East, and Mexico. For more information, visit https://www.bastiansolutions.com or follow @BastianSolution on Twitter.