Metz Fire & Rescue alongside KME take every opportunity to go above and beyond for our customers. Not only do we meet all industry standards, but we exceed them far beyond our competitors capabilities.
KME, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire-rescue, aviation, petro-chemical, industrial, energy and military industries received its recertification from Eagle Registrations Inc. in 2015 after they assessed the company’s quality system and found it to again be in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
Eagle Registrations is accredited as a registrar by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the organization responsible for qualifying registrars as competent to audit and certify organizations conforming to ISO 9001 or other management system standards.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from 130 countries. Its ISO 9001 standard is a quality assurance model made up of 20 sets of quality system requirements. This model applies to organizations that design, develop, produce, install, and service products. ISO expects organizations to apply this model, and to meet these requirements by developing a quality system.
KME’s quality policy is “Excellence...Right from the Start” and they have developed a quality and business management system manual designed to support this policy at all KME locations. KME has always had a strict quality control system, but the additional structure of the ISO 9001 registration has helped us to improve all areas of our company including sales, purchasing, inventory control, quality assurance, manufacturing, engineering, and customer service. KME is pleased to report that our personnel at all locations have embraced the system to assure that our customers receive excellent products and services with an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.
Bob Krajcirik, KME’s Director of Quality Assurance states, “While no policy by itself assures product quality, KME achieved this certification in a relatively short period of time because it already had a commitment to a documented process of continuous improvement. This investment is a natural path given KME’s substantial growth and commitment to excellence for all of our customers around the world.”
The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association is a non-profit trade association. Members of FAMA are committed to enhancing the quality of the fire apparatus industry and emergency service community through the manufacture and sale of safe, efficient fire apparatus and equipment.
The overall goal of FAMA is to advance and protect the interests of the fire and emergency services community through the use of our member companies’ resources. To accomplish this, FAMA members work closely with national and international organizations within the fire services and fire industry. Members assist in the development of safety and performance standards, programs and objectives for improving fire apparatus and equipment. FAMA also provides the fire and emergency services community with the essential tools and information to help promote the need for newer and safer apparatus.
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