PHILADELPHIA GEAR CORPORATION
(2000 STANDARD) CERTIFICATION AT ALL SITES
ISO-9001 recertification shows commitment to manufacturing
and service excellence
April 7, 2005 (Norristown, PA) -
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing
and power transmission solutions, announces the completion of ISO-9001
(2000 Standard) recertification of its quality management systems
"Completing ISO recertification shows our commitment
to the manufacturing, calibration and design portions of our business,"
says Rod Francis, Director of Quality for Philadelphia Gear, "and
considering the strong emphasis ISO now puts on customer satisfaction,
it has a very strong service component as well."
Francis continues, "Having such a system
in place is critical for gearing manufacture and repair, where
often one-hundredth of an inch can mean the difference between
properly functioning gearing and gear failure."
ISO-9001 specifies requirements for a quality
management system where an organization:
Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently
provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory
Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through
the effective application of the system, including processes
for continual improvement of the system and the assurance
of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
In addition to corporate-wide recertification,
Philadelphia Gear is in the process of completing multi-site
certification for their 5 regional service and manufacturing
A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers
Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and
services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives
used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair
services critical to the power generation industries. The
company serves thousands of customers across the globe from
its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle,
DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles,
CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in Norristown, PA.
For more information on Philadelphia Gear, call
1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.