Metalex achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification in quality management systems from the Bureau Veritas at its San Luis Potosi, Mexico facility.
The certification is based on seven management principles and is granted to organizations that consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) certification serves as a framework for managing quality processes and is an internationally recognized standard.
As part of the certification, the Metalex San Luis Potosi (SLP) plant integrated a new management system. This involved sharing documented information with employees, creating new work instructions, providing hands-on training and conducting internal audits to assure compliance with ISO 9001 standard.
As part of the certification process and prior to granting it, Bureau Veritas conducted a site audit to verify all requirements, procedures and work instructions were implemented by management and employees.
“The entire SLP team was enthusiastic about integrating the ISO Management System as part of our commitment to provide high quality products that meet customer expectations through continuous improvement, teamwork, and individual responsibility“, said Luis Pedraza, Metalex Quality Manager. “We expect the new Quality Management System will both enhance our ability to satisfy customers and provide a coherent foundation for future growth and success,” noted SLP Plant Manager Jose Ledezma.
The SLP plant met or exceeded standards in each of the seven Quality Management principles on which ISO9001 is based: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management.
Metalex is based in Libertyville, Illinois and expanded in 2016 when it opened a new manufacturing facility in SLP. The company focuses on safety grating, perforated metal and expanded metal products.
Metalex is one of the largest producers of safety grating and expanded metal in North America and is a recognized specialist in the perforated metal market. Metalex products are used in rail, filter, agricultural, safety, architectural, automotive and audio applications. Founded in 1962 in Libertyville, Illinois, the company has locations in Illinois and Mexico.