FDMB North West sponsor, and market-leading refrigerated vehicle converter CoolKit has been certified as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 compliant after an extensive audit of the company’s internal operations.
The company has achieved a 100% pass rate, and the accreditation will supersede the previous 9001:2008 and 14001:2008 standard achieved.
The combined accreditation evaluates compliance of a company’s quality management system and environmental management standard.
Inspectors said: “The quality management system developed by CoolKit has been comprehensively reviewed and updated to ensure that the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 have been addressed.
“Operational control measures have been established for all processes undertaken and implementation was found to be good in all areas visited, with high priority given to quality consistency, waste segregation and minimisation, pollution prevention, reduction in resource use and continual improvement.
“The company strives to meet client needs and expectations by ensuring that they keep abreast of market developments and new products by being proactive with R&D.”
Lancashire-based CoolKit, established 13 years ago, has also secured individual accreditations from world-class van manufacturers including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ford Motor Company, Vauxhall, Renault UK, Toyota and Renault Trucks.
This is the first inspection overseen by CoolKit’s new Quality Manager John Drummond (pictuerd above).
He said: “In a competitive environment, those businesses who want to get ahead need to stand out from the crowd. By achieving this latest accreditation CoolKit has demonstrated its commitment to being sustainable, with customer satisfaction at the heart of their business.
“When I joined CoolKit it was evident that quality and standards were the backbone of the organisation. By setting the bar high everyone knows what standard is expected, and our customers can buy from us in the knowledge that our products were created to the highest quality.”