12/02/2010

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QM system at the Dätwyler Rubber Ukraine plant certified

The plant has recently been certified according to the automotive standard TS 16949:2009. The plant has been producing elastomer parts for industrial customers such as Stihl, VFG, and Sulzer for several years and offered an ideal basis for expansion of the product range for automotive customers, says Dätwyler.

In January 2010 a readiness assessment was conducted as the first step of TS 16949:2009 certification. At the end of February 2010 the actual certification audit was conducted by the Swiss company SQS with support of the quality-management team from Switzerland. Now, as certification is complete, Dätwyler Rubber plans to relocate production of several products of a current automotive customer from Switzerland to Ukraine. Initial parts have already been produced on site and are in the sampling process. Afterwards, further articles will follow. The company also plans to relocate production of products of other customers.

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