Another successful recertification of the quality management system according to CSN EN ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
AL INVEST Břidličná, a.s. has fulfilled expectations of all stakeholders and continues the set trend of improving quality of its products and services by improving its certified quality management system in line with the new quality standards issued in 2016.
Although the validity of the previous quality certificates according to ČSN EN ISO 9001:2009 and ČSN P ISO/TS 16949:2009 would end only in September 2018, the company has adapted to new market requirements and in 2017 it overhauled and implemented the quality management compliant with new standards. Therefore, in February 2018 it could undergo the recertification audit performed by certification body Lloyd´s Register EMEA, on behalf of Lloyd´s Register Quality Assurance Limited, in accordance with the requirements of the revised standards of ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016 and IATF 16949:2016.
The transition to a new quality management system was challenging not only with regard to the timing for the release of the Czech versions of the new standards and the scope of certification, but the company had to make a lot of effort when implementing brand-new requirements: such as developing the context of the organisation, an overview of the stakeholders, their requirements and expectations, and last but not least the processing of risk analyses, both within the process management and the context of the organisation.
Taking into account the selected date of the recertification audit, the certification scope (ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016 concurrently with IATF 16949:2016) and the number of new requirements, the audit results were considered successful. There were ‘only’ two minor discrepancies identified; however, after removing their root causes, the company demonstrated that all the new standard requirements had been successfully met and the certification body recommended the issuance of both certificates for the next 3 years, valid until 15 May 2021.
The award of the certificates thus confirms the high quality of existing products, currently offered services and the entire company management system.