Ferro Facility Earns Certification

Ferro Corp. Glass Systems, a manufacturer of glass coating products based in Cleveland, has announced that its Washington, Pa., site is the first Ferro facility and one of the first companies in the industry to earn the new ISO TS-16949 certification. The certification indicates that the site complies with a global quality system that is required by many automotive manufacturers worldwide.

Based on ISO 9001:2000, ISO TS-16949 is a worldwide automotive quality management standard that, along with customer-specific requirements, defines quality system requirements for the design and development, production and installation and service of automotive-related products. Earning the certification eliminates the need for automotive suppliers to register their quality management systems to multiple standards, as required by international automotive companies.

"This certification is critical because our customers requested that we comply," said Pam Luca, glass systems quality manager. "We're happy to be among the industry's pioneers in earning the ISO TS-16949 certification."

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