Laitex has delivered material handling systems to more than 80 countries and knows that success does not come by itself. Although the company’s products are the most visible business card at the world. Laitex invests heavily in internal quality control, as evidenced by the recently received three-year certificate updates on quality management system (ISO 9001) and welding quality requirements (ISO 3834). The company was also granted one new certificate (ISO 45001) concerning occupational health care and work safety system.
Meaning of certification
Certificates are an important part of operations in today’s business. They serve not only as a guarantee of quality, but also as an indication to customers that the company operates in accordance with internationally agreed rules.
“Certificates helps customers to evaluate their business partners and it is easier for them to select a certified company such as Laitex. The third party certification gives an evidence that the company operates in accordance with requirements described in these international standards. Laitex operations are certified against ISO 9001, ISO 3834-2 and ISO 45001 standards”, says Marja Hänninen, Laitex’s Quality Manager.
“Third party auditors visit different companies and they have seen many modes of operation. It is valuable to get feedback from auditors as a view of an outsider, when Laitex operations are developed”, Hänninen continues.
Responsibility as an important value
The heart of Laitex’s strategy is to provide solutions for fighting against climate change and promoting of circular economy. A large part of Laitex’s turnover comes from various projects in cleantech and circular economy. The company also wants to act responsibly internally.
“Responsibility and sustainable development are an important part of our business. We want to play a key role in fighting against climate change. Our environmental politic follows already ISO 14001 environmental system certification requirements. Laitex will make sure all activities meet needed certifications and audits and later have them noticed by a certified impartial body”, says Lasse Kurronen, CEO of Laitex Oy.