IRIS certification completed: Funkwerk today meets quality standards of tomorrow
- European railway industry joins rail vehicle manufacturers to define quality standard (IRIS)for the future
- Certification a plus in international tenders
The quality of vehicles and infrastructure is an issue that has become top priority throughout the European rail transport sector this year. Now, rail vehicle manufacturers have joined to define the International Railway Industry Standard, IRIS for short, and set new standards for the future.
Guaranteeing maximum efficiency and reliability, the certification of management systems according to IRIS will soon be mandatory for all suppliers. Products and system solutions made by Funkwerk already meet these requirements.
'As a technology leader and supplier in this field, we of course want to be a leading light again in this quality offensive. We have already completed the IRIS certification for our quality management system. This enables us to prove right away in new tenders that we deliver the required quality, which is yet another plus in international business,' explained Dr. Hans Grundner, CEO of Funkwerk AG.
IRIS certification benefits Funkwerk customers
The specialist in professional communication systems had begun the certification process back in early 2009 by implementing a set of specific criteria.
As a result of successful certification and award of the IRIS certificate, Funkwerk's products and system solutions are gaining in acceptance among railway companies and infrastructure manufacturers. The IRIS quality standard is now recognised and required worldwide. IRIS certification therefore increases the prospect of future contracts specifically opposite non-certified companies. Along with this competitive factor, Funkwerk has further increased its efficiency by meeting the IRIS quality criteria.
Funkwerk will continuously improve its management systems, which will be attested in further monitoring and certification audits.
'IRIS benefits both us and our customers. Which is why we will continue to pursue this route and commit to consistent and effective quality improvements,' Dr. Hans Grundner affirmed.
Based in Kölleda near Erfurt, Funkwerk AG (ISIN DE0005753149) develops, produces and markets solution- oriented communication and information systems used in vehicles, transport and other companies and institutions. With its four segments Traffic & Control Communication (communication, management and information systems for transport and industry), Automotive Communication (communication equipment for vehicles), Enterprise Communication (telecommunication solutions, networks and data integrity for companies), and Security Communication (personal security, video monitoring, property protection), Funkwerk occupies a strategically excellent position in future markets. Further information on Funkwerk AG is available at www.funkwerk.com.