Commitment to Quality
ISO 9001 Certification
Wood’s Powr-Grip has been an ISO 9001 certified company since 1998. ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, a nongovernmental group that promotes world-wide industry agreements on effective quality management and publishes them as international standards. The ISO 9001 Standard applies to organizations that design, manufacture and distribute their own products. In order to earn and maintain certification, companies must document and follow quality assurance procedures for all tasks relating to customer service and manufacturing. Compliance with the standard is completely voluntary and is verified by independent auditors. Maintaining ISO 9001 certification reflects Powr-Grip’s commitment to our customers for continuous improvements in the quality of our products and service.
ASME and ANSI
Wood’s Powr-Grip makes every effort to follow the engineering standards established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). While these standards are technically voluntary, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) uses ASME standards to inform its workplace reviews. Consequently, Wood’s Powr-Grip designs equipment not only to keep your workplace safe but also in regulatory compliance.
Wood’s Powr-Grip’s commitment to our international customers requires us to comply with CE standards, as well as the standards previously noted. CE certification is mandatory for Wood’s Powr-Grip products sold or imported into the European Union (EU). Use of the CE mark requires Wood’s Powr-Grip to ensure that our products comply with the mandatory health and safety regulations stipulated in EU directives.
Individual Product Testing
At Wood’s Powr-Grip, we individually test every vacuum cup, vacuum lifter and other product before it ships from our manufacturing facility, to make sure it functions properly and satisfies all quality and safety standards. This is not something we have to do—many companies test only a random sample of products—but, we prefer to test each product before shipping it, in order to ensure that the user receives a Wood’s Powr-Grip product that is working perfectly.