Ken-Tool announced it became certified on Dec. 9, 2014, with the current ISO 9001:2008 standards for quality management systems. ISO’s quality assurance procedural guidelines lay the groundwork for an organization’s development of a uniform set of procedures to establish, monitor and control product or service quality, according to Ken-Tool.
“A primary reason we embarked on this journey to ISO certification is to make us a better manufacturer, and apply a uniform structure and discipline upon the organization,” said Doug Romstadt, president of Ken-Tool. “Being ISO certified provides our company with an opportunity to sell our forging talents to an expanded customer base. Our core business is tools, and we have been selling those tools for over 90 years, so we wanted to provide our talents to other industries, including automotive, marine and military, and to participate in those kinds of markets, you must have ISO certification.”