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Wednesday, 27th May 2015

At an event in Santry, Dublin this morning, over 35 Irish companies from across the country received certification to world class standards from the NSAI. 

Barretstown, Iarnród Eireann, Glanbia, and Bon Secours Hospital were just some of those achieving the standards ‘badge’ in areas such as Medical Devices Quality Management, Environmental Management, Energy Management, Food Management, Occupational Health and Safety, and Excellence through People - one of the most popular standards in NSAI’s certification schemes.

Commenting on today’s certifications, Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD, stated:
“Standards are crucial in today’s fast-paced, competitive environment, where businesses are expected to continuously update and improve their products and services in line with market needs and customer demand.  Standards give companies a competitive edge in national and international markets and can ensure Irish companies can be at the forefront of new opportunities as global markets return to stability. The commitment to standards made by businesses like these here this morning has the potential to contribute, not just to their own business and industry, but to the wider economy and the Government’s overall plan for job creation.”

Maurice Buckley, Chief Executive of NSAI, recognised the importance of investing in standards: 
“These 36 companies – working  in a variety of professions across the transport, construction, energy, food and drink, IT, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, security, and charity sectors – have invested in standards because they can see the return on investment. It’s very positive to see a number of these companies receiving certification to a second or third standard today.  Certification to standards helps businesses to be innovative, allowing SMEs to compete with much larger companies, attract new customers, and access global markets both at home and abroad.  In addition to this, standards in a business create greater staff satisfaction, pride in the organisation, and staff retention,” said Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI.

Other companies present at the event included Zehnacker Healthcare Ireland who were certified to the Quality Management standard (ISO 9001), and Medical Devices Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485). This standard assists companies in the highly regulated medical devices sector to sell their products on the European market and demonstrates to customers, and to the regulators, a professional approach as well as quality and excellence. 

The standards awarded to companies this morning were: 

  • ISO 14001  Environmental Management Systems
  • OHSAS 18001  Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
  • ETP 1000  Excellence through People
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 13485 – Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 22000  Food Management Systems
  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems

The full list of companies certified at today’s NSAI certification event include:

  • Advanced Maintenance
  • BAM FM Ireland
  • Barretstown Gang Camp Fund Ltd
  • Bon Secours Hospital
  • Bord na Mona Feedstock Division
  • C & D Foods
  • Carlow County Fire & Rescue Service
  • Coffey Water Ltd
  • Egis Lagan Services Ltd
  • EisnerAmper Ireland
  • ESB Generation & Wholesale Markets: Central Functions
  • Glanbia Foods Ireland Limited
  • Goldstar Chauffeur Drive
  • GSJ Maintenance Ltd
  • High Precision Motor Products Ltd
  • Iarnród Éireann
  • ICP NewTech Ultimate Solutions
  • Imperial Tobacco Mullingar
  • InnaLabs Ltd
  • J.V. Tierney & Co
  • Johnston Logistics Ltd
  • Lenmac Mechanical Services Ltd
  • Leo Pharma
  • Linhurst Manufacturing Ltd
  • McCutcheon Halley Walsh
  • Medite Europe Ltd
  • Mobile & Broadcast Communications Service
  • Northside Homecare Services Ltd
  • PPI Adhesive Products Ltd
  • Precision Construction Limited
  • Rehab Glassco Ltd
  • Roches Positive Appearance Centre
  • TQ Electrical Engineering Services Ltd
  • Westerwood (WG) Global Ltd
  • Winthrop Engineering Ltd
  • Zehnacker Healthcare Ireland