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Valmark Industries Awarded ISO 13485 Certification for North America Operations

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 5:48am
LIVERMORE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valmark Industries, a leader in the design of human machine interface (HMI) products and member of the Kinetek group of companies, has earned ISO 13485 Certification for its Livermore, California headquarters manufacturing plant and Monterrey, Mexico subsidiary, Kinetek de Mexico. ISO 13485 is an internationally recognized standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems of medical device manufacturers.

Achieving ISO 13485 Certification is a significant quality milestone, said Bob Sullivan, president of Valmark. "This important certification helps confirm the ongoing commitment at Valmark to provide customers with the highest quality products and services. We are quite proud of this achievement!"

Clear alignment with the needs of key markets is critical to Valmarks continued success, noted Sullivan. "ISO 13485 helps validate this alignment by certifying we have systems in place to ensure the proper philosophy, processes, and controls required by our medical device customers - while continuing to exceed the requirements of our other market segments."

The quality management systems certification audit was performed by British Standards Institute (BSI) Americas of Reston, VA. Valmarks industry leading HMI solutions will be on display in Valmarks booth (2511) at MDM West (Medical Design & Manufacturing) in Anaheim, California from February 14 – 16.

ABOUT VALMARK INDUSTRIES

Valmark Industries is an industry leader in the engineering, manufacture and testing of membrane switches, key panel assemblies, resistive and capacitive touch screens, graphic overlays, EL lamps, EMI & RFI shielding and printed compliance labeling. Valmarks core human machine interface (HMI) products are found in key markets including: medical device, aerospace, telecom, specialty instrumentation and industrial/commercial control applications. Learn more by visiting www.valmark.com.

ABOUT KINETEK

Kinetek is a privately held global manufacturing company with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. At the core of Kineteks expertise is the design and production of custom engineered control, motor and drive system solutions. Kinetek companies hold market leading positions in several diverse market segments. Learn more about Kinetek at www.kinetekinc.com.

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT

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