Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant joined the ranks of national transport machinery companies, meeting the requirements of International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS). The certificate was presented to organization by the president of the Non-commercial partnership "Association of Railway Equipment Manufacturers", Valentin Gapanovich, in the course of General Meeting of Copartners in Samara.
In February 2013 certification audit was carried out in the organization with the aim of verification of compliance with IRIS requirements. Audit was performed by German certification authority DQS GmbH (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen) with participation of German auditor G.V. Rademacher.
Auditors gave a high estimate to business management system of Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, making a pointed reference to high professional skills of employees, advanced equipment and focus on innovative and high-performance management and production practices. Subsequent to the results of audit the decision was taken to issue IRIS conformance certificate to Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, assigning a high inspection score to organization being certified for the first time. This fact confirms that Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is able to establish itself as a leading choice in the branch of industry.
“Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant is a perfect example of important knowledge-based industrial business, essential for Russia at current development stage,” – tells the DQS certification authority manager, Mikhail Zalunaev, - “The project combines talented, competent staff, advanced plant engineering, far-reaching and already available possibilities of design, development and manufacturing of innovative products. A year has gone since the organization got successfully certified in accordance with the requirements of the international ISO 9001:2008 standard and now we can see significant improvements of industrial engineering and auxiliary services. Efficient business management system processes allow producing a line of freight cars with minimal risks for customers, staff and business.”
“Implementation of IRIS standard on Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant confirms our product competitiveness,” - stated the plant executive director, Oleg Menshikov, – “From the very beginning we placed our stake on product quality and reliability complying with high market requirements. Today innovative IRIS standard becomes an essential attribute of modern railway car building.”