Positive customer appraisal of its management systems has seen the awarding of quality assurance standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008 to a world-leader in the design and supply of ultra-violet (UV) curing systems to the fast expanding inkjet printing market.
Oxfordshire-based Integration Technology Limited has been assessed and approved by consultants QMS International plc for the quality management systems, standards and guidelines inherent in its design and manufacture of light sources for use in the curing of photopolymer inks, coatings, sealants and materials.
Originally known as BS 5750, ISO 9001:2008 is the most recent version of the recognised standard for quality management systems and places greater emphasis on continuous improvement in management systems, particularly through the systematic collection of, and response to, customer feedback.
A pioneering designer and developer of UV curing solutions for emerging technologies, ITL
designs and assembles a range of highly compact, ultra lightweight, modular UV systems configured for a variety of inkjet and industrial applications at its headquarters on the historic former air base at Upper Heyford, near Oxford.
ITL’s UK operation is complemented by its regional offices in the USA (its largest market with a 65% share of global sales), China and Korea whilst access to the Japanese market is provided through a distribution relationship with a major local supplier.
Says ITL quality and standards engineer, Frank Jackson: “We’re delighted that our management and process control systems have been verified as being to the standard required for this internationally-recognised award.”
“ISO 9001 measures the processes of quality assurance that our business adheres to from original design through to after-sales service.”
“The standard is an essential part of our business proposition. Accreditation demonstrates the confidence new and existing customers can place in our products and service, both now and in the future,” says Frank.