PIRTEK, the world’s leading fluid-transfer solutions company, has met the stringent standards for quality management set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification means PIRTEK has demonstrated the ability to provide its customers with quality products and services while meeting all regulatory requirements in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard.
The organization, which sets standards for companies in more than 160 countries, first published the ISO 9001 in 1987. The ISO released the latest version in 2015.
PIRTEK is the only franchise of its kind in the United States, providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 75 PIRTEK franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, PIRTEK has more than 400 locations.
Based on a methodology of “plan-do-check-act,” the ISO 9001 standard is designed to help companies organize their processes, become more efficient and continually improve. It sets standards for management responsibilities, proper documentation, analysis, resource management and even work environment. ISO 9001 also covers the process of product delivery, beginning with the design stage. The certification expires after a year.
The ISO 9001 certification comes amid PIRTEK USA’s transfer into a spacious new headquarters currently under construction. The facility sits on 10 acres and provides more than 140,000 square feet of office and warehouse space – five times the size of the current headquarters. The project is scheduled for completion by midyear.