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The global engineering firm, IME Consultants, has achieved certification to the internationally recognised Quality Management standard ISO 9001.

The company, which has offices in Dunshaughlin Business Park and Perth in Australia, offers a wide variety of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management services to the resources industry.  Established in 2013, this growing company now employs nine people, with four based in Meath.

Speaking at a presentation ceremony by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), Co-Director with IME Consultants, Derek Jackson said achieving certification took “countless hours of work and dedication, but the difference it will make to the firm will be immense.”  

His business partner, Martyn Abbott said it was a particularly proud day for their team, both in Ireland and Australia.  “Achieving this certification from NSAI means we are now in a much stronger position when tendering for projects all over the world,” said Mr.Abbott.

“This accreditation also highlights to our clients that we operate to the highest quality management standards, as we have been independently audited by NSAI. This will no doubt give them more confidence that our engineering solutions, systems and procedural controls will be delivered in a timely, professional manner,” he added.

IME Consultants offers multi-disciplinary engineering services through chartered led engineers and certified project managers.  The firm worked on the Tara Mines project to provide engineering design and project management services.  It was also engaged by The Lisheen Mine (owned and operated by Vedanta) in Co. Tipperary to provide various geotechnical engineering design & management services as part of their Mine Closure Project.

ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) is the world’s most recognised standard, used by over a million firms worldwide, including over 3,000 firms in Ireland, from giant multinational corporations to local community groups.  This standard is the first port of call for organisations that have decided to strengthen, streamline or review their management procedures.

Head of Business Excellence at the National Standards Authority of Ireland, Fergal O’Byrne said increased globalisation has changed the way we do business:
  • “More and more tender requirements seek certification to this standard, ISO 9001, so if your business wants to remain competitive in this increasingly globalised environment, NSAI would encourage all Irish businesses to get certified to this key international standard. By being certified, you are proving to your customers here at home and abroad, that your organisation complies with the highest international standards.”
NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is the national standards and measurement body.  Where a standard already exists, NSAI works with businesses to help them apply it.  Where a standard may be needed, NSAI will work with relevant parties at national or international level to create the appropriate standard.  NSAI improves the performance of Irish business and protects consumers through the setting of standards and issuing of certification in the quality and safety of goods and services.

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