ESE Industries has achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification from NSF-ISR, an NSF company. The standard helps organizations reliably meet the needs of clients in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services.
ESE Industries received the certification for its design, manufacturing, inspection, and support processes necessary for the provision of carbon fiber automotive and military wheels.
“We are dedicated to continually improving QMS to better meet customer needs, so ISO 9001 certification is a significant achievement for us,” said Carlos Hermida, CEO of ESE Industries. “Our goal is to make innovative carbon fiber composites more accessible to automotive, industrial and other applications where lightweighting is beneficial.”
ESE Industries was launched by ESE Carbon Company, the manufacturer of the first one-piece carbon fiber aftermarket wheel in the U.S. ESE Carbon is leading the way in automotive wheel advancements, serving on the SAE Wheel committee and helping to develop international standards for carbon fiber wheels.
ISO 9001 is based on quality management principles such as a strong customer focus, the involvement of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Certification to ISO 9001 helps companies provide consistent, good quality products and services.
“Through certification to ISO 9001, ESE Industries is able to not only improve their products, process and service quality, but it also helps them reduce waste,” states Jen Morecraft, Senior Director of NSF-ISR. “This shows ESE’s commitment to improve their business and meet customer expectations globally.”
The standard focuses on performance through a combination of risk-based thinking and a process approach, as well as employment of the “plan-do-check-act” cycle at all levels in the organization.
About ESE Industries
ESE Industries is a minority-owned small business with a passion for making advanced carbon fiber composites more accessible to the automotive, aerospace, marine and military industries. Founded in 2011, ESE uses innovative new technologies such as tailored fiber placement (TFP) and a proprietary high pressure resin infusion to make the most mechanically efficient parts while dramatically lowering raw material costs.
NSF is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in 180 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Water Quality, Food Safety, and Medical Device Safety.
NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) offers a comprehensive portfolio of management systems registration solutions to meet the demands of the global marketplace (nsf-isr.org). NSF-ISR is the largest automotive registrar in North America and is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide IATF 16949 registrations in the automotive sector. NSF-ISR also provides registrations for the following programs: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, AS 9100/10/20, ISO 13485, ISO 20000-1, Responsible Care (RC) 14001 and Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS), as well as greenhouse gas verification/validation.