Nixon Gear Gets Out Ahead on ISO’s New 9001:2008 Standard

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On November 15, 2008 the new ISO 9001:2008 Quality standard became official. Just two months later, Nixon Gear became one of the first Gear Manufacturers in the United States to become registered to the new Standard.

Nixon Gear’s Manager of Quality and Continuous Improvement, Mark Bechteler, says “the reason to get out ahead on this standard means getting a jump start on the competition”. “We’ve been a “Process Company” for many years, and this registration, validates how mature and robust the Quality System we use every day to build our high precision gears, is already operating”.

As described in the Introduction to ISO 9001:2008, “this Standard promotes the adoption of a process approach. An advantage of the process approach is the ongoing control that it provides over the linkage between individual processes within the system of processes, as well as over their combination and interaction”.

President Dean Burrows stated that “this Registration demonstrates how far our Operating System has come on the companies Continuous Improvement journey. We are able to implement change in our factory at a rate much faster than many of our Ground Gear competitors”.

In addition to its new ISO Registration, Nixon Gear holds many company certifications and Quality awards, including the UTC Q-PLUS, Certified Supplier Award. (The first gear manufacturer in the country to win this award).

About Nixon Gear

A subsidiary of Gear Motions, Nixon Gear’s manufacturing plant is located in Syracuse, NY, where the company has been grinding helical gears and spur gears since 1969. An industry-leading gear manufacturer, Nixon Gear has become the first choice of demanding precision gear applications. They specialize in state-of-the-art production gear grinding and pride themselves in manufacturing gears that stand up to the scrutiny of the most demanding quality requirements, and customers. Nixon Gear’s nearly 90 years of gear manufacturing experience has made them a household name in high-precision, custom cut helical gears and ground helical gears, as well as precision cut and ground spur gears.