PHILADELPHIA GEAR CORPORATION COMPLETES ISO-9002
(2000 STANDARD) CERTIFICATION AT HOUSTON FACILITY
ISO-9002 certification demonstrates continued commitment to manufacturing and service excellence
December 22, 2005 (Norristown, PA) Philadelphia
Gear, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission
solutions, announces the completion of ISO-9002 (2000 Standard)
certification of its new Houston, TX Gulf Coast Regional Service
Centers quality management systems standards.
In the past 18 months, all five of PGCs regional
service centers throughout the country have undergone NQA audits,
leading to independent ISO certification or recertification at each
individual facility. This is in addition to the corporate certification
that is held by its company headquarters and technical center in
With the completion of the Houston ISO
certification, all PGC sites around the country are now certified,
showing our dedication to the best business practices and
manufacturing processes a company in this industry can implement,
says Rod Francis, Director of Quality for Philadelphia Gear
Corporation. Equally as important to our company, is
the outstanding customer satisfaction component the ISO certification
also stresses, once again emphasizing our commitment to our
customers and their needs.
Francis continues, At PGC, we are continuously
striving to improve our audit process as well as the quality
system, including the quality manual and all supporting materials
such as, online Standard Operating Procedures, Engineering
standards and Quality Assurance Programs.
ISO-9002 specifies requirements for a quality
management system where an organization:
1. Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently
provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory
2. 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.
With the recent opening of our new, larger
state-of-the-art Houston facility, PGC is confident we are
better able to serve our customers needs, comments
Carl Rapp, President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear Corporation.
The new facility is located, literally, in the backyard
of the HPI sector and allows us to provide a more complete
range of services to our Gulf Coast customers.
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 Philadelphia, PA.
For more information on Philadelphia Gear Corporation,
call 1-800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.