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STI Philippines Retains Quality Management and Automotive Certifications

STI Philippines Retains Quality Management and Automotive Certifications

As the international arm of Surface Technology International based in the UK, STI Philippines (STI-P) has further improved its credibility in Electronics Design and Manufacturing by retaining ISO9001 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 to add to the strong certification record in both the UK and the Philippines.

ISO 9001 is suitable for any organization looking to improve the way it is operated and managed, regardless of size or sector, and is by far the world’s most established quality framework – it is currently used by 1,064,000 organizations in 178 countries worldwide – and it sets the standard not only for quality management systems but management systems in general.

Attaining and retaining ISO/TS16949 is a really solid foundation for STI-P in offering specialist manufacturing as, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, it defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and (when relevant) installation and service of automotive-related products.

The global automotive industry demands world class levels of product quality, productivity and competitiveness as well as continual improvement. To achieve this goal many vehicle manufacturers insist that suppliers adhere to the strict technical specifications laid out in a quality management process and with this on board STI-P can be both competitive and effective in this sector.

“We have made significant investment in the STI-P manufacturing facility over the last 12 months and this trend is set to continue,” said Simon Best, Managing Director.  “We have invested heavily in the physical facility and the production line equipment, with a 3rd full production line coming on-stream by Q4 2012.  With a strong order book and potential new business, I really do believe we may have to look at adding a second site within the Cebu PEZA zone in the not-to-distant future! The STI-P team are so committed to driving business forward and this is genuinely reflected in their quality management achievement and internal auditing systems.”

STI-Philippines is located on Mactan Island (in Cebu) in the Operating Economic Zone No. 258 which contains over 160 companies of which 69 operate within the Electronics/Printed Circuit Board (PCB)/Semiconductor sector.

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