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, “this Registration demonstrates how far our Operating System has come on the company’s 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. This includes the UTC Q-PLUS Certified Supplier Award, which Nixon was the first gear manufacturer in the country to win.