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ABS awards ISO standard to APC


June 18 2009 - Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has been awarded a three-year certification of the ISO 9001:2008 standard by ABS Quality Evaluations.

ABS QE’s ISO 9001 programme provides a foundation to enable companies to improve their business economics. APC is a leading supplier of high performance coatings including MarineLine®, and ChemLine®.

According to Don Keehan, APC chairman, "ISO certification is recognised throughout the world as a commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of our operations. Achieving ISO certification clearly illustrates our continuing high standards to produce quality products for our customers throughout the world. We are very pleased to earn this distinction.”

Dina Kitral, APC’s quality supervisor, added, “The ISO process took us through eight quality management principles to guide us towards improved performance. These involved a focus on the customer, leadership within our organisation, involving our people at all levels, managing our activities as a process, identifying, understanding and managing interrelated processes as a system to achieve objectives, working to continually improve our performance, using objective data to formulate effective decisions, and working closely with our suppliers to benefit all entities.”