Why is quality so important at Kloeckner Metals UK?

At Kloeckner Metals UK, we take Quality very seriously and excellence is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are at the forefront of this, with each member of the team at Kloeckner Metals UK understanding the importance of maintaining company certifications and ensuring our management systems and processes are up to the highest standards. It is widely accepted across the business that Quality is the responsibility of every person within Kloeckner Metals UK.

Kloeckner’s Board and Senior Management strongly support the importance of these certifications and have continuously worked closely with our governing bodies the SCCS and BSI to ensure the right processes and cultures are embedded throughout the business. Following recent audits, in January we were proud to announce that we transitioned to  the  new  ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. These certifications are extremely important as  they  give you, our customers, reassurance that Kloeckner Metals UK has consistently reliable production processes, deliver good quality products and services and actively work towards improving our customer satisfaction.

Another exciting announcement came in February when Kloeckner Metals UK became the first company in the UK to achieve the National Highways Sector Scheme 3B (NHSS3B) certification which is awarded by the Steel Construction Certification Scheme who are an accreditation body for the industry. This demonstrates that we have robust quality management processes that are required in order to supply multi-metal products for suppliers and contractors of Highways England.

However, these certifications aren’t the only ones held by Kloeckner Metals UK. Other key Quality certifications we hold at Kloeckner Metals UK include:

  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009 (currently to be assessed for the transition to the new IATF 16949:2016)
  • EC Certificate FPC to BS EN 1090-1:2009 up to EXC 4
  • Certificate of Constancy of performance to EN 12899-1:2007

Once these accreditations are achieved, it’s imperative that as a company we continue to improve and progress. This includes training and education for the company, ensuring systems and processes are in place across the company which will ultimately satisfy the critical requirements for each certification.

In addition to Quality certifications, it is also important that we are fully compliant to CE regulation laws particularly when it comes to CE marking of products. You can rest assured that many of the Kloeckner products used in construction are covered by CE marking meaning that every product has met with the essential requirements of the Construction Product Regulation. CE marking is critical to the  success of Kloeckner.

It isn’t just QHSE certifications and CE marking that are important to us. An integral part of our focus on Quality is product approval as we source products from only ISO and CE suppliers. We always ensure that all suppliers have ISO 9001 and ISO 18001 as well as making all suppliers undergo a rigorous quality assessment so we can establish the reliability of their products and processes. This allows us to strengthen our supply chain structure as well as compliance, and key features of this include a strong ISO culture, customer retention, contract review which requires a high attention to detail and our overall responsibility for Quality.

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