Pirtek Earns ISO 9001 Certification, Meets Standards For Quality, Regulatory Compliance
Industry-recognized Certification Covers Processes, Documentation, Work Environment
March 27, 2018 // Franchising.com // Rockledge, FL, USA - Pirtek, the world’s leading fluid-transfer solutions company, has successfully met the stringent standards for quality management set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification means Pirtek has demonstrated the ability to provide its customers with quality products and services while meeting all regulatory requirements in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard.
The organization, which sets standards for companies in more than 160 countries, first published the ISO 9001 in 1987. The ISO released the latest version of the standard in 2015.
“Obviously, we’re very happy to have met these important standards,” said Dan Perry, president and COO of Pirtek. “It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to quality and regulatory compliance. It’s an objective standard that shows our customers that we value excellence and consistency. We take great care to be the best we can be.”
Pirtek is the only franchise of its kind in the United States, providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 75 Pirtek franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, Pirtek has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries.
Based on a methodology of “plan-do-check-act,” the ISO 9001 standard is designed to help companies organize their processes, become more efficient and continually improve. It sets standards for management responsibilities, proper documentation, analysis, resource management and even work environment. ISO 9001 also covers the process of product delivery, beginning with the design stage. The certification expires after a year.
“One of the clear benefits of working toward this standard is that it presents us with an attainable goal and it creates a quality awareness among our team members,” Perry said. “That permeates the entire company. It encourages a mind-set that benefits our customers in the long run.”
The ISO 9001 certification comes amid Pirtek USA’s transfer into a spacious new headquarters currently under construction. The facility sits on 10 acres and provides more than 140,000 square feet of office and warehouse space – five times the size of the current headquarters. The project is scheduled for completion by midyear.
Pirtek is the fluid transfer solutions leader in sales and service and the only franchise of its kind in the United States. Pirtek boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, Pirtek offers unmatched service and logistics. For additional information about Pirtek USA, visit http://www.Pirtekusa.com.