ISO Registration Center of KHK – The High Pressure Gas Safety Institute of Japan Certifies Sundyne’s Head office and Haneda Service Center in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – November 30, 2020 – Sundyne Asia Japan today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification for quality management systems. During the last several months, Sundyne worked extensively with the High Pressure Gas Safety Institute of Japan (KHK) to certify the quality management systems overseeing products and services at Sundyne-Japan’s head office as well as the company’s Service Center in Tokyo.
The ISO 9001:2015 certification identifies criteria for quality management systems and is based on principles that include a strong customer focus, the motivation of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps to ensure that customers receive consistent, high-quality products and services. Sundyne’s global customers are some of the largest refineries, chemical manufacturers and upstream oil & gas producers in the world, so compliance with industry standards such as ISO 9001:2015 is a priority for Sundyne.
Planning for the certification began earlier this year. Many of the initial planning sessions did not require face-to-face contact and were conducted virtually using Skype/MS Teams and other collaboration tools. All of KHK’s audits were conducted onsite, following health protocols and social distancing guidelines. Both Sundyne and KHK felt as though the process was extensive, and in no way hindered by COVID-19 restrictions. Over a period of several weeks, the audit covered engineering, design, manufacturing and the after-sale servicing of pumps & compressors.
Earlier this year, Sundyne’s Tokyo office created a new quality manual. As part of the ISO certification, Sundyne worked with KHK’s auditors to compare the processes observed during the audit with the processes outlined in the quality manual, and KHK also compared Sundyne’s quality management processes to expected industry standards. KHK was helpful in recommending a number of tips and suggestions for documentation storage, which Sundyne has implemented as a result of the audit.
“Sundyne is a world-class engineering company, and we believe anything that can be measured can also be improved,” said Ken Crockett, General Manager for Sundyne Asia Japan. “ISO certification is one of several measures we use to show our suppliers, our distributors and our customers that we practice repeatable, reliable and continuously-improving processes in order to deliver our market-leading products.”
For more information on Sundyne’s products and aftermarket services, please visit www.sundyne.com.
About ISO 9001:2015
Established by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 9001:2015 is recognized as the worldwide standard for quality management systems and practices. The standards body provides requirements, guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements and that quality is consistently improved. It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. ISO 9001:2015 has been implemented by more than one million companies and organizations in more than 170 countries.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado with operations and presence in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia, Japan and China, Sundyne is a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered highly reliable, safe, and efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors for use in hydrocarbon processing, chemical processing, power generation, industrial, and high-pressure water applications. Sundyne is the world leader in delivering low-flow, high-head integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors as well as a leader in the supply of safe and leakage-free sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps and diaphragm compressors. Sundyne pump and compressor designs are compliant with the industry’s most stringent API, ANSI/ASME, and ISO standards. To learn more about the Sundyne family of precision-engineered pumps and compressors, please visit www.sundyne.com.