Many of the components made by Kuhn Special Steel are subject to high levels of day-to-day wear and tear. Key items in this respect include, for example, products used in food processing, shipbuilding, engine construction and metallurgy. In order to … Continue reading
Many of the components made by Kuhn Special Steel are subject to high levels of day-to-day wear and tear. Key items in this respect include, for example, products used in food processing, shipbuilding, engine construction and metallurgy. In order to meet the high demands associated with these applications, quality has absolute priority at all stages of production and in the design of the value-added chain as a whole. Our Quality Assurance Department is constantly monitoring and expanding its efforts in this respect. We apply strict in-house criteria, as well as making ourselves subject to audits by independent certification bodies, in our efforts to demonstrate compliance with the highest standards of quality.
The list of such certificates includes, among others, registration with the Achilles Power & Tech Supply Chain Management Community and material approvals issued by DNV-GL, Lloyd’s Register, RINA and Bureau Veritas, along with ISO 9001:2008 certification from TÜV Rheinland and NORSOK M-650 qualification. These certificates are themselves subject to continuous checks. Just last year, we successfully renewed our ABS certification for stainless-steel components used in the marine sector.
Customers likewise carry out individual assessments of our processes. The most recent of these was an audit carried out at our Radevormwald plant on behalf of ABB Supplier Management. Over the two days of last month’s inspection, an auditor engaged by ABB analysed and evaluated all the processes carried out at Kuhn Special Steel. The positive outcome of the audit meant that we were then certified as a supplier for the entire ABB Group.
We are delighted with this successful result, and look forward to supplying our high-quality products to ABB and many other customers.