30 August 2011
30 August 2011
Gurit has secured Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance approval for ISO / TS 16949:2009.
ISO / TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification, which aligns existing American, German, French and Italian automotive quality systems standards within the global automotive industry, with the aim of eliminating the need for multiple certifications to satisfy customer requirements. ISO / TS 16949 details the management system requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.
According to Gurit, the new accreditation identifies them as well-structured, stable, and credible world-class automotive tier 1 supplier, aligned to OEM processes. They say by achieving this accreditation, they have proven they have a strong management system, dedicated to continuous improvement, and highlighted their serious intent to the on-going automotive business.
Kees Reijnen, General Manager Transport comments, “This milestone demonstrates that we have transferred the supply of composite components to automotive OEM's from a skilled art into an industrial process. Gurit now provides a transparent and robust process.”
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has partnered with Composites Australia to provide Australian civil and composite engineers with access to the latest knowledge on an innovative reinforcing solution to the costly corrosion of concrete infrastructure.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
The Brazilian composite sector expects to close 2018 with a turnover of US$ 685 million, a high of 3.8% compared to the previous year.