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Quality

The foundations for effective quality assurance measures have been continuously laid since 1986.

1995 DIN EN ISO 9001 Certificate dated 04.08.1995
1998 VDA, vol. 6 part 1 Certificate dated 31.03.1998
2001 ISO – TS 16949 Certificate dated 27.02.2001
2003 ISO – TS 16949:2002 Certificate dated
12.03.2003
2006 ISO – TS 16949:2002 Certificate dated
17.03.2006
2009 ISO – TS 16949:2002 Certificate dated
05.03.2009
2012 ISO – TS 16949:2009 Certificate dated                    21.02.2012
Monitoring audit DIN EN ISO 9001
02.09.1996
Monitoring audit DIN EN ISO 9001
28.10.1997
Monitoring audit DIN EN ISO 900
05.11.1998
Monitoring audit VDA vol. 6/1
05.11.1998
Monitoring audit VDA vol. 6/1
29.04.1999
Monitoring audit VDA vol. 6/1
04.11.1999
Monitoring audit VDA vol. 6/1
08.05.2000
Monitoring audit VDA vol. 6/1
21.11.2000
Certification audit ISO TS 16949
13./14.02.2001
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949
14./15.02.2002
Certification audit ISO TS 16949:2002
10./12.02.2003
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2002
09./10.02.2004
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2002
14./15.02.2005
Re-certification audit ISO TS 16949:2002
13./15.02.2006
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2002
12./13.02.2007
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2002
21./22.02.2008
Re-certification audit ISO TS 16949:2002 18./20.02.2009
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2002
18./19.02.2010
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2002
10./11.02.2011
Re-certification audit ISO TS 16949:2009
07./09.02.2012
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2009
14./15.02.2013
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949:2009
17./18.02.2014
Certification audit Production Module D QA Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC
25.06.2015
Re-certification audit ISO TS 16949 21/22.01.2015
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949 15/16.02.2016
Monitoring audit ISO TS 16949 20/21.02.2017

Mattes & Ammann’s Quality Assurance division reports directly to the management board of the company.

The quality assurance division is supported by

  • 1 raw materials inspection facility
  • 1 finished goods inspection facility
  • 1 product cycle per roll facility.
  • All production levels are monitored electronically (every single roll) and can be accessed immediately using EDP.
 Green is our colour for quality assurance

M & A Central Laboratory

accredited!

Mrs Conzelmann Organiser of MATTES & AMMANN central lab
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Poeste System assessor / customer service
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Witte Technical assessor
Mr Bermes Lab manager / Quality Management Officer
MATTES & AMMANN Central Laboratory
Mr Larsén-Mattes Management / owner of MATTES & AMMANN

 

Accreditation work was carried out on 11 and 12 February 2016.


MATTES & AMMANN is (by their own account)
the first purely yard goods supplier in EUROPE
with an
accredited laboratory.

Mr Mattes is „proud“ of his staff who are responsible for this achievement:
Mr Bermes as head and Mrs Conzelmann, who took over lab organisation throughout the whole process.

MATTES & AMMANN is, as ever, impatient.

By our standards, too much time passed between the accreditation follow-up work and presentation of the certificate.

But now we finally have it!

Here’s our team:

From left to right:

Mrs Tichij - Technical Staff
Mrs Conzelmann – Lab Organiser
Mrs Grüner – Technical Staff
Mr Bermes – Lab manager / Quality Management Officer
Mrs Savvidis - Technical Staff
Mrs Betke - Technical Staff

LABORATORY MANAGEMENT

Ladies and gentlemen,

after the implementation of management systems and sets of rules in the organisation of MATTES & AMMANN (which were never seen as a „burden“, rather, much more as a path to perfection), we decided to undertake a new „project“ in the closing of 2014. Said project was the accreditation of our laboratory. Quality is and remains the main competitive factor for every commercial success. Consistently high quality of performance and customer satisfaction are ensured long-term through strategic quality management such as DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for testing labs.

What’s important in the accreditation of a lab is the traceability of the measurement results which are essential in terms of quality or in the case of possible liability claims.

An increase in transparency will also gain importance in the future and leads to an increase in the value of the lab, internally and externally. The reasons for an accreditation, aside from competitive advantages and an increase in value, can be different for each laboratory. In our case, the reasons were primarily:

  • the attestation of professional and technical competence through DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH, Berlin),
  • additional assurance of consistently high quality of performance and customer satisfaction,
  • international acceptance and recognition.

An elementary point on the path to accreditation was the autonomy and independence of the laboratory. This was achieved directly and the lab now carries its own name:

ZENTRALLABOR M&A
(M&A Central Laboratory)

Through the accreditation of the lab, the professional and technical competence regarding

testing procedure was certified by a public body (DAkkS). In this process, the expertise and analytical knowledge of the staff are main components of a functioning quality management system. In order to create accreditable conditions for the implementation of a QM system in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17025 in the lab, the main work included, aside from the creation of the required documentation, the following:

  • training of the staff
  • determination of responsibility/ competence (organisation chart)
  • restriction of lab access to lab staff only
  • validation of testing procedure and partial validation of software
  • registration and labelling of reference materials
  • creation of IT concept (data protection and security). Among other things, we implemented a laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • expansion of the quality assurance measures already in place in the lab, including utilisation of control limits
  • determination of measurement and result uncertainties for all accredited testing methods
  • regular supplier evaluations (yearly)
  • development of a programme for participation in ring trials
  • information, involvement and integration of the staff.

After the main points had been elaborated, the complete application procedure with DakkS ensued, whereby our procedure number and lab number were assigned. On 11-12 February 2016, we achieved the first accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025, and then the big moment finally came:

We received the CERTIFICATE
on 18 July 2016.

The entire team was absolutely delighted and could now hold the official result of our work in their hands!!!

30 June 2017, Michael Bermes
Lab manager / Quality Management Officer

Mr Mattes

would like to give his heartfelt thanks to the entire team and in particular to

Mr Bermes – lab manager / QMB
and
Mrs Conzelmann – lab organiser

for all of the work they’ve done with us, which at times seemed completely overwhelming. It was certainly a new challenge, even with all our years of experience. This goal of gaining

accreditation

was meticulously and unremittingly pursued, timetables were always met and at times tasks were even finished ahead of schedule.

Outstanding work!!

Sincerely yours, C. Larsén-Mattes