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ISO standards are set by the International Organization for Standardization and are accepted worldwide, meaning that products, services and systems that adhere to ISO standards measure up to a level of quality adhered to by companies whose products and services are sold around the world. It also ensures that companies that accept and follow these standards locally meet the same measure of quality that international companies and organizations do.

The organization was formed almost three quarters of a century ago “to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards.” Today, that organization has members from 164 countries and 783 technical committees and subcommittees to develop standards. The organization has published more than 22,680 international standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing, according to the ISO website.

Burkard Industries has in place a quality management system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, a standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system that allows Burkard to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and enhances customer satisfaction through the effective application of the quality management system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

It is important to Burkard Industries that it meets and exceeds international levels of quality set by ISO. While it is always the goal of Burkard Industries to provide quality products, having a certificate of registration finding the company to be in conformance with ISO 9001:2015 through the year 2020 helps let customers know that an independent inspection organization, which in this case is NSF-ISR, has found Burkard Industries to be in conformance. NSF-ISR audited Burkard Industries in 2017 and found the company to be in conformance with ISO 9001:2015. The certificate is good for a 3-year period, at which point Burkard Industries must apply for certification again. This standard was developed in 1987 and most recently updated in 2015. Burkard Industries updates its quality management system practices with each update to the ISO 9001 standard.

Members of Burkard Industries’ management team can talk to any customer or potential customer about the practices and documentation the company keeps about its quality management system at any time. Burkard Industries prides itself on the quality of products it produces and having an ISO 9001:2015 certificate only helps support the fact that Burkard Industries produces quality products.