May 19, 2000
Achieves ISO 9001 Certification
leader succeeds in meeting strict international quality standards
Garmin International, a major manufacturer of navigation
and communication electronics, is pleased to announce that it
has been certified by the National Standards Authority of Ireland
(NASI) to be in compliance with International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) 9001 standards. Garmin received ISO 9001
certification, after thorough audits of its design, manufacturing
and service processes. Garmin's other manufacturing facility
in Taiwan has achieved ISO 9002 certification, after audits of
its production, installation and service processes.
The ISO 9000
program is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies
from some 100 countries. It is designed to help companies set
up quality systems for design, development, production, installation,
testing, inspection and servicing of products. As part of the
ISO 9000 certification program, Garmin had to prepare documentation
that pertained to its quality system. The company was then required
to pass an accredited third-party assessment to prove that the
system is in place and working effectively.
"We are proud
of this significant accomplishment," said Gary Burrell, president,
Garmin International Inc. "Since its inception 10 years ago, Garmin
continues to strive toward delivering flawless products and the
highest quality customer service. We felt we owed it to our customers
to take the next step and prove our commitment to quality by pursuing
ISO 9001 certification."
be required to undergo regular audits to maintain its ISO 9001
status. A continuous surveillance certificate is issued every
three years. Garmin International's headquarters is located in
Olathe, Kan. Garmin Europe is based in England and Garmin Corporation
is located in Taiwan.