Moscow — June 10, 2021 — In February 2020 the ISO 9001 qualification process was initiated for our Russian operations and the preparatory phase of project implementation began. Over nine months, the company's employees collectively developed procedures and production instructions that regulate the company's activities in Russia. The Quality Management System (QMS) was based on the requirements of the QMS used by Oerlikon Metco Westbury.
In March 2021, TÜV NORD GmbH awarded Oerlikon Metco Russia recognition for achieving their first ISO 9001:2015 certification of their Quality Management System for development, production, sales of thermal spraying and surfacing products and technical service. Valeriy Tayanovskiy, Sales & Operations Director of Metco Russia, states, "That was true teamwork focused on the implementation of the international standard ISO 9001:2015 which helps Oerlikon Metco to gain trust, strengthen long-term partnerships with our Russian customers and thus become a trusted supplier of high quality solutions.”
Anna Konstantinova, Project Engineer/Quality, says, “The certification audits conducted by TÜV NORD GmbH has helped to identify areas to improve our supplier evaluation procedure and production processes. During the audit, TÜV NORD noted the leadership and interest of the company's management in implementing and maintaining the quality management system, detailed descriptions of the processes, as well as the involvement and professionalism of the employees.”
As a result of the audit, the company's developed QMS was found to comply with international ISO 9001: 2015 requirements, with only a few minor deviations that have since been corrected.