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Why ISO Certification Matters

When it comes to professional coatings, there is little to no margin for error.  A slight variation in coating thickness of one-thousandth of an inch (.001”) could lead to the whole project needing to be stripped down and coated again or, in the worst case, scrapped. That’s why ISO certification matters so much.

Because when it comes to many of our clients, our coatings are just as important to their performance as the items that they’re applied to.  Our ISO certification means that we have established a set of standard practices to ensure that we perform the same steps, with the same precision, each and every time.  And that’s where the ISO certification makes a massive difference. Read below to learn more:

What is ISO Certification? 

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a governing body that oversees quality-assurance guidelines and regulations for services all around the world. The premise behind getting certified under this independent organization is to give clients the assurance that their goods are being handled to the highest standards of quality control. Becoming certified is no easy feat, either. Certificate holders must undergo a comprehensive auditing process each year, and apply for recertification every three years. 

The simple truth is that ISO provides the framework for highly efficient work environments that set the bar for quality and safety. Here at Crest Coating, we’re proud to be certified by this prestigious organization. After all, better quality control means we can produce more consistent products. We’ve dedicated ourselves to continuously improving our processes, and believe that ISO’s vision affirms our core values.

More About Our ISO Certification

ISO provides a number of different certifications to businesses around the world. Each with its own standards and merits. Our certification is known as the ISO 9001:2015, and is awarded for performing at a consistently high level in both the quality of our products and the consistency of our internal processes.   Furthermore, we have traceability on our processes so that we can look back if a quality issue arises down the line.  We can track details such as the chemicals in our pretreatment systems, verify the proper blast profile, track the batch number for the coating material, ensure a proper cure cycle, see which staff member worked on each job, and much more.  This data helps us review our own processes and identify potential areas for improvement.

Our certification has reaffirmed the reputation that we’ve worked very hard to earn from our clients:  Crest Coating is an organization that works hard to get the job right, meet deadlines, and offer consistently high quality finishes with each and every project. 

What It Means To Us

Going from “Our quality speaks for itself” to earning an ISO certification validates what Crest has worked so hard to become – A dependable business with some of the most efficient coating and pretreatment  systems in the country. In fact, we have routinely tracked a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) before ever receiving ISO certification. These include metrics like management performance, on-time delivery, and internal and external reworks. Tracking these KPIs has kept Crest on the same path of improvement that the ISO 9001:2015 Standard promotes.

What It Means For You

Whenever you choose to do business with an ISO-certified business, you become part of a time-honored tradition of good service and positive outcomes. It means that you can rest assured that your needs will be addressed exactly to specifications, every time. ISO certifications take the guesswork out of selecting an organization to work with. Each and every one of our customers is viewed as a partner that we hope to foster a long-term business relationship with. That’s why we’ve even been named one of the top finishing shops in America!

Quality Makes A Difference

Let’s circle back to the beginning, when we were talking about how even a minute mistake when spraying a product can lead to having to start from scratch. In an industry like coating and finishing, the details matter. Quality makes a difference not just for cosmetics, but also for proper function & longevity.  There is no margin for error when it comes to coating many of the parts we are trusted with.  Our ISO certification confirms to the world that our shop can indeed produce at that high level and consistently create goods that meet or exceed expectations. 

Trust Us With Your Functional Coating Needs

Crest Coating, Inc., established in 1967, has unsurpassed experience and knowledge in industrial powder coating services and exotic liquid coatings. For over 40 years we have retained the status of Chemours Licensed Industrial Applicator, as well as Approved Applicator for Whitford Xylan®, Chemours Teflon, Halar®, BCS Technologies, and other exotic coatings. We have experience working on complex projects and provide expertise and support for any of our clients’ needs.

At Crest Coating, we value the extensive coating and application knowledge of our staff, who have decades of experience.  To find the right coating for your next project, fill out this quick form today, or contact one of our experts by calling 714-635-7090.