01 August 2011
01 August 2011
Toho Tenax Europe is now certified according to the Quality Management Norm EN 9100.
This norm is an extension to ISO 9001 and is specifically designed for those companies producing for the aerospace industry. Thus as a direct supplier, the doors are open for business with the companies of the aviation industry. With this EN 9100 certification, Toho Tenax are hoping to strengthen their market position in the aerospace industry.
“Our aerospace customers have high requirements regarding the quality of our products, but also regarding the quality of our processes and its documentation. Those are often higher requirements compared to the common industrial extent and are assembled in international norms as EN 9100 or company rules, quality assurance agreements and specifications”, Dr. Axel Leuchter, Quality Manager of Toho Tenax Europe GmbH.
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