Mack Defense Earns ISO Certifications
ALLENTOWN, PA (April 9, 2018) – Mack Defense recently earned its Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015) and Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) certifications.
ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, promotes global standardization for specifications and requirements for materials, products, procedures, formats, information and quality management. Certification under ISO standards is an assurance that the ISO-required management of processes and documentation is in place.
“ISO certification ensures the management of environment risks, and the continual improvement of the quality of the products and processes we develop to help exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Randy Blose, Mack Defense senior manager of Purchasing, Quality and lead for the ISO certification. “Our entire organization was engaged and focused on revising and creating processes, procedures and preparing for the audits during the yearlong project.
The new Emergency Management System (EMS) and Quality Management System (QMS) offer organizations ability and measurement for continuous improvement.
ISO 9001:2015 is a QMS giving organizations a systematic approach for meeting customer objectives and providing consistent quality.
ISO 14001:2015 is an EMS which gives organizations a systematic approach for measuring and improving their environmental impacts.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways. Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2018, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $43 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.