The Importance of ISO 13485 Certification When Choosing a Supplier of Fluid Power Products

03/03/2016

When you’re shopping around for a new supplier of fluid power products, there are a number of important questions to ask. Does the supplier offer the high quality pneumatic, hydraulic, filtration and fluid connector products that your company requires? Have they implemented a rigorous quality assurance program? Do they take the measures necessary to ensure that their products are safe? By and large, ISO 13485 answers the majority of these questions. Representing adherence to specific quality management criteria, ISO 13485 certification indicates that the supplier that you are working with goes the extra mile to assure their customers that the products they distribute are of a high quality and, more importantly, safe. Let’s take a quick look at several of the assurances that ISO 13485 certification provides…

A properly implemented and maintained quality system

By certifying that the supplier you are looking at has implemented – and maintained – a thorough quality assurance program, ISO 13485 certification allows you to be confident in the products that you are receiving.

Controls in house to ensure product safety

Beyond assuring that their products are manufactured to rigorous standards, ISO 13485 certifications ensures that those products are safe. This affords you peace of mind, knowing that you can rely on the supplier to provide dependable products that will safely contribute to your manufacturing process.

Managerial accountability

ISO 13485 certification indicates that a supplier recognizes the awareness of regulatory requirements as a responsibility of management. By not shirking their duties and accepting accountability, you can be certain that quality and safety standards are taken seriously.

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