In our industry, quality matters. Quality materials equal quality products and that means more sales for our customers. At PCC, we take quality seriously because we know how critical all the products we provide to our customers are to the success of their companies. ISO 9001 certification has been around for a long time, and it seems that being ISO certified is the norm for manufacturers.But what does it mean for both we here at PCC and for our customers? ISO (International Standards Organization) certification is about more than just producing quality products. It’s also about streamlining the entire production system so that every step of the process adheres to standards of performance. A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.ISO 9001 certification is also provides strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors, and increases productivity.
In other words, the benefits of ISO cut across every level of the company from the receptionist to management to manufacturing, to customer service to shipping and receiving. There are no areas of the manufacturing process left out.Because ISO 9001 is an International Standards Organization, being ISO certified levels the playing field throughout the world. Companies can be assured that when they buy from PCC, we meet the global standards for quality throughout our process. When someone in Europe buys from PCC, they know that our standards meet the global standard of an ISO certified company. This adds to our ability to compete globally wherever our customers are located.One of the benefits to being ISO certified that we’ve heard numerous times is that ISO standards have made us a better company overall. It goes beyond making good materials, colorants and masterbatches. It extends to customer service and giving our customers the attention they want when they come to PCC for solutions to their compounded material or color challenges.When you come to PCC for solutions to your biggest challenges, whether that’s color, additives, anti-counterfeiting methods, and more, you can be assured that you always get the best products and service in a consistent manner.