A Tullamore based company has been praised by the ISO 25 years after it became the first Irish company to be ISO certified.
KMK Metals Recycling Ltd was founded in 1979 and currently employs 50 people.
Since its launch 25 years ago, over 1 million companies in more than 178 countries have been certified to the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems, ISO 9001.
NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is celebrating ISO’s 25th anniversary by praising KMK Metals Recycling Ltd as the first company in Ireland to have been ISO 9001 certified in 1987 at a special awards event.
In addition, more than 30 other Irish and Irish based multinational companies were also certified to various standards across diverse industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, engineering, transport and construction.
Kurt M Kyck, Managing Director, said “KMK’s Waste Licence requires that KMK operates in accordance with an EMS. Having an EMS certified by the NSAI gives reassurance to the EPA, and others, that the system is actively maintained and audited by a reputable external body.
“Tender applications and audits of KMK nearly always include a section asking about which standards the company subscribes to, so undoubtedly the standards are essential for winning and maintaining business.”