The Rockford, Ill., facility of Osmonics, Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., which manufactures AquaMatic water treatment control valve products, recently completed registration of its quality system to ISO 9001 series standards through TUV Rheinland of North America.
This certification adds AquaMatic products to the company's other products manufactured in ISO 9001-certified plants, including valves, controls, filters and reverse osmosis membranes.
The ISO 9001 quality system standard provides businesses with a framework around which to model their operations. The standard covers all aspects of operating a business, including management responsibility, customer input and feedback, product design, purchasing, planning, manufacturing, training and product servicing. The standard also provides for continual improvement of the quality system through regular management reviews, internal audits and operation of corrective and preventive action systems to eliminate the root causes of problems.