FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November, 2007
Vancouver, B.C. – Kryton International Inc. announced today that its valued partner in New Delhi, India, Kryton Buildmat Co. Pvt. has been awarded ISO certification by the Global Group and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in London, England. The ISO 9001:2000 Certification signifies that a product adheres to all applicable requirements and meets designated quality management systems standards.
“We’re very pleased that Kryton Buildmat has been awarded the ISO Certification and achieved the right to use this distinction towards creating a strong and trusted presence throughout India,” says Kari Yuers, CEO & President, Kryton International. “The certification provides us with a strategic business tool in India’s sector-driven economy. It will help us meet our quality objectives, increase customer satisfaction and enable us to strive towards a well-defined continual improvement program that will increase our efficiency towards providing the best product and service possible.”
ISO 9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. It is administered by accreditation and certification bodies such as the Global Group and UKAS. Some of the requirements in ISO 9001 include a set of procedures that cover all key processes in the business; monitoring processes to ensure they are effective; keeping adequate records; checking output for defects, with appropriate corrective action where necessary; regularly reviewing individual processes and the quality system itself for effectiveness; and, facilitating continual improvement.
A company or organization that has been independently audited and certified to be in conformance with ISO 9001 may publicly state that it is “ISO 9001 certified” or “ISO 9001 registered.” In order to qualify to use the ISO 9001:2000 Certification, Kryton Buildmat Co. Pvt. Ltd. was required to undergo a rigorous assessment in the categories of quality control, production, human resources, marketing, purchase, general management, store, and maintenance.
“It is deeply satisfying to see our company meet the ISO requirements without any changes in its pre-audit quality management process,” says Mr. Umesh Kumar Kakkar, Kryton Buildmat’s Managing Director. “Quality management and quality products have always been our company’s backbone. The ISO certification further demonstrates our By Your Side commitment and integrity in servicing our clients throughout India and Southeast Asia.”
About Kryton International
Founded in 1973, Vancouver-based Kryton International Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of premium products for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete. Kryton’s proprietary crystalline technology has helped solve the most difficult concrete waterproofing challenges around the world. An extensive distribution network provides dedicated support that includes third party application training, ready-mix quality control programs, and the waterproofing industry’s leading warranty.