Nautic Africa, the celebrated South African maritime company, has successfully been recommended for ISO 9001:2008 certification after its first attempt.
ISO 9001:2008 is the internationally recognised standard in quality management systems, and this recommendation is an important milestone in the growth and development of the company. Nautic fully intends using the set of quality parameters and practices to further improve the effectiveness of its processes, which are consistently monitored and continually improved.
Chris Brown, ISO Management Representative at Nautic, comments: “The ISO certification will benefit Nautic in many ways, particularly through further improvements in the quality of our products and by boosting customer confidence in these products. We also expect it to enhance customer and employee satisfaction, reduce rework, waste and frustrations, and allow Nautic Africa to benefit from cost savings and greater management control and efficiencies. Achieving this certification will also assist us in accessing new markets and in positioning Nautic as a preferred supplier in the maritime industry.”
Nautic Africa has already begun work on the next phase of certification; ISO 18001:2008, on the back of an exceptional safety record.
The ISO certification process, which is driven by senior management, clearly validates Nautic’s guarantee to supply its customers with a quality product and offering. It also reinforces its commitment to nurturing a culture of innovation, accountability and continual improvement within the company, all while providing superior quality, value and service in the design, building and operation of its vessels.