WEST-RU Upgrades to ISO 9001:2015 Standard
The external audit conducted in August and September 2018 by the international certification center “TUV International RUS” confirmed the compliance of the WEST-RU Quality Management System with the ISO 9001: 2015 international standard requirements.
Implantation of the new standard is a new step of the Company’s development. It confirms the interest in providing quality services that meet the Customers’ expectations. This way, WEST-RU once again showed that it can lay claim to long-term competitiveness in the engineering services market.
The audit was being conducted for seven days in three offices of WEST-RU (Nizhny Novgorod, Togliatti, Fulda). The assessment of the compliance with the standard and QMS procedures covered a significant number of projects in the Company's main processes - the Body-In-White Design and the Die Design. TUV Representatives also checked the work of the service departments: HR, IT, purchasing and administrative departments.
Among WEST-RU’s strong points revealed by the audit, the following were mentioned in the report: - the increase in the Company's managing in tough market conditions due to the special Project Controlling System developed and implemented in WEST-RU and the automation of the Body-In-White Design processes through using macros for CAD applications.
“Important components for maintaining competitiveness in the rapidly changing conditions of the European automotive industry and for improving the services’ quality and Customer satisfaction are the external environment and risk-oriented thinking. These components are specified in the ISO 9001:2015 standard,” says Vladimir Tikhomirov, the President of the WEST-RU Group of Companies.