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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a prestigious network of national standards institutes from 157 countries, created the standard to provide medical devices that consistently meet applicable customer and regulatory requirements. Intertek Systems Certification, an accredited registrar, carried out the third-party assessment and certification.
“Achieving this quality hallmark for medical device manufacturing has required a yearlong intensive focus on quality system analysis, creating and modifying procedures, and training personnel,” says Jeff Somple, president of Mack’s Northern Operations. “The resulting certification demonstrates that our quality system meets the internationally recognized standard for medical device manufacturing. It assures customers we are continually driving toward quality system improvement. And it represents yet another major milestone in our calculated growth as a contract manufacturer in the medical device sector, where we focus on complex medical device assemblies.”
In addition, Intertek audited and recertified Mack’s Headquarters Plant and the other Northern Operations facilities in Pownal, Cavendish and East Arlington as having met the ISO 9001:2000 standard, an international reference for quality requirements in business-to-business dealings. “Long ago, Mack made ISO standards the underpinning of its quality management system,” says Wanda Knowles, director of quality and information systems. “We were one of the first injection molders in the U.S. to achieve ISO certification, and have been annually measuring total customer satisfaction for over a decade now.”
For further information regarding Mack and its recent ISO certifications, contact Wanda Knowles at 802-375-0525.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding – a wholly owned subsidiary of Mack Group – is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. The company operates seven facilities throughout the eastern United States. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business with over 1800 employees in North America.
ISO is a non-governmental organization that has been developing voluntary technical standards over almost all sectors of business, industry and technology since 1947. To learn more, go to www.iso.org.
Intertek Systems Certification is an accredited registrar that performs third party assessment and registration of management systems against the requirements of national and international standards. Co-headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and Lachine, Quebec, Intertek has 18 established offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.