Columbus Stainless achieved ISO 9002 listing in September 1992. This listing has been maintained since then and we are currently certified to ISO 9001 . Our philosophy for quality is "Prime, On Time, Every Time", and this is communicated to all employees through our Quality Policy . As a company, we are confident that, through our Quality Management System, we can consistently provide a quality product and a quality service to our customers.
We are also certified to PED 97/23/EC by TUV Rhineland. This certification allows us to sell products into the pressure vessel industry. The annex to our certificate lists the material that falls within the scope of approval.
We are very proud of the fact that our Laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 . The laboratory has been accredited since 1991 and was the first laboratory in South Africa to attain this accreditation. Accreditation means the laboratory is competent to perform certain tests in terms of chemical analysis and mechanical testing, The schedule of accreditation can also be found on the SANAS webpage.
The Vision Statement for Columbus Stainless is "Adding Stainless Quality to Life". In order for our team to fully understand this statement, training courses on the Quality Management System and Stainless Steel Product Quality are presented in-house. In addition Customer Expo's have been held to enable all of our team to listen to some of our customers speak about the importance of quality to them, as well as to see the customers' final stainless steel products. Every member of the Columbus Stainless team is passionately proud of the quality of the products that we produce.