Titran-Express Assembly Plant has obtained the confirmation of its management system compliance with IRIS standard requirements

JSC Tihvin Assembly Plant “Titran-Express” (part of railway holding UWC), freight car repair enterprise and head servicing center for operational maintenance of new generation freight cars, has successfully underwent audit of the business management system on its compliance with the requirements of international standard of railway industry IRIS.

Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President of JSC RZD, President of Non-commercial partnership “Association of Manufacturers of Railway Technology” (NP “OPZHT”) officially awarded Dmitry Losev, CEO at Tihvin Assembly Plant “Titran-Express”, the IRIS certificate during an away event of NP “OPZHT” held in St. Petersburg.

According to the audit data, the maturity level was 60%, which confirms the effectiveness of the business management system of Titran-Express. Apart from the IRIS certificate, the company obtained the certificate of conformity with the requirements of international ISO 9001:2008 and interstate GOST ISO 9001-2011 standards. The audit was conducted by the Russian branch DQS Holding GmbH – the international certification body.

Mikhail Zalunaev, CEO at the Russian branch of DQS certification body, pointed out: “The management system of Titran-Express has shown high results of work. It is obvious that an ongoing development of management and production processes is vital for the company; this understanding will help improve quality of work, enhance work efficiency and lay foundation for effective relations with customers”.

Tihvin Assembly Plant “Titran-Express” intends to continue the implementation of actions aimed at the development of the business management system, the enhancement of railway products quality level and reliability, as well as optimization of production resources.

International Railway Industry Standard was developed at the initiative of the European Rail Industry Association based on standards ISO 9000 series. The standard determines requirements to the manufacturers of railway equipment and suppliers of components for railway industry enterprises. The introduction of IRIS standard allows to reduce expenses throughout the whole product life cycle and to boost competitive ability of manufacturers. Currently more than 90 enterprises, situated on the territory of the CIS countries, have been certified according to IRIS standard.