HARTING receives IRIS certification for rail products
News Release from:
12 December 2006
The HARTING Technology Group, Europe's leading manufacturer of heavy-duty connectors for industrial and transport applications, is the first company worldwide to receive quality certification to the new IRIS international quality standard for the railway industry.
IRIS - International Railway Industry Standard - has been created by UNIFE (the European association of the railway industry), and combines the quality requirements of ISO 9001 with the additional requirements of the railway industry.
The aim of IRIS certification is to create an international uniform quality standard for all suppliers of the railway industry, which will make additional extensive individual evaluations and audits unnecessary.
'The successful certification according to IRIS highlights the efforts and the engagement of HARTING in the railway sector', comments Peter Hannon, Managing Director of HARTING Ltd. in the UK: 'This is an important step in co-operation with customers in this strategic industry segment.'
HARTING is a major supplier of power and signal connectors to European rolling-stock manufacturers, and participates in many industry standards bodies as well as being a founder member of the IRIS steering committee.