There are very few companies in the industry that have taken this important step – just 10% in the whole of Spain and 18% in Aragon according to data provided by the audit firm Lloyd’s Register.
International ISO 9001 certification is a quality management system standard that sets a world benchmark and enhances companies’ competitive advantage and business reputation.
Araven, leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of products for the foodservice and retail equipment industries, has gone one step further in its commitment to quality by making the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 international certification. This Spanish company has been one of the first in its industry to obtain this certification, having completed the process one year ahead of the deadline of September 2018 which is the date when companies and organizations holding ISO 9001:2008 certification that have not gone through the process of updating it to the 2015 version will effectively lose their certification.
According to data published by Lloyd’s Register only 10 % of certified companies have carried out this transition. Once again Araven has proved to be the best placed company in the industry by endorsing this stringent, prestigious quality management system (QMS) standard, regarded as the main reference worldwide.
This is yet another factor that, from a business point of view, positions Araven at the forefront of companies with international quality certifications, enabling it to continue offering customers and users of its products with the maximum guarantees.
Araven highlights the importance of the ISO certification transition process as it represents a tremendous competitive advantage as well as enhancing customer satisfaction, reinforcing the reputation and professionalism of the company and demonstrating that it has a permanent commitment to innovation and research.
The ISO 9001 quality management system standard provides the infrastructure, procedures, processes and resources needed to help organisations control and improve their performance, resulting in efficiency and product excellence. International statistics also point to the fact that business organizations that have implemented the ISO standard, as is the case of Araven, have a greater survival rate, higher sales figures and increased growth in terms of jobs.