Aerovox Corp. Announces Certification to ISO-9001:15 Manufacturing Standards

The company meets stringent risk mitigation standards through improved quality management systems

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. - DECEMBER 20, 2017 - Aerovox Corp., a worldwide market leader in film capacitors announces it has been certified as meeting ISO 9001:2015 standards. Achieving ISO certification standards ensures the creation of safe, reliable and good quality products.

The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems standards helps companies confirm they meet the needs of their customers and other stakeholders while also meeting statutory and regulatory requirements. ISO 9001:2015, an extension of the ISO 9000 standards, takes a risk-based approach. Its focuses on understanding a company’s manufacturing context and the expectations of interested parties, including customers and regulators. This is especially important for Aerovox, as it manufactures capacitors, which must reliably perform in many contexts, including in lifesaving medical devices such as defibrillators.

At Aerovox, the company has improved its business management processes through implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements, such as:

  • Managing risk through strategic planning
  • Following customer requirement reviews and documentation control
  • Manufacturing planning
  • Identification of KPI – key performance indicators – in every department in the company
  • Meeting and exceeding customer requirements and expectations
  • Being business metrics focused
  • Driving continuous improvement.

“This achievement demonstrates that satisfying our clients and meeting their expectations is the most important focus of Aerovox’s business. We believe in Continuous Improvement and know our customers benefit from consistent execution and confidence their requirements are met. Aerovox is fully committed to the highest standard and quality of work for any product or service we provide. Bottom line, we live by the standard in all aspects of our business,” said Jim Faughnan, Aerovox President and CEO.

About Aerovox Corp.

Aerovox is a leading provider of film capacitors for industrial, medical, military/aerospace and specialized applications serving original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and distributors. The company has world-class design, manufacturing and testing facilities in New Bedford, Massachusetts and global manufacturing facilities in China and India to enable quick turn-around for shipping and delivery worldwide. Aerovox capacitors are among the world’s most reliable electronic components. The company’s extensive custom design and development capabilities coupled with its broad, standardized product offerings allow it to provide intelligent capacitor solutions that meet or exceed customers’ application requirements.

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