Associated Research Achieves ISO 9001 Certification


Lake Forest, Illinois, January 2009 - Associated Research, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Electrical Safety Compliance Testing Instruments, has announced their ISO 9001: 2000 Certification. The Certificate of Registration was issued by Eagle Registrations, Inc. and assures that Associated Research Inc. conforms to the world recognized ISO 9001: 2000 standard.

ISO 9001 is the world's most established quality framework which sets the standard not only for quality management systems, but management systems in general. ISO 9001 is maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. The standard provides a number of requirements which an organization needs to fulfill to achieve customer satisfaction through consistent products and services which meet customer expectations. A company or organization must be independently audited and certified to be in conformance with ISO 9001. The registration is further evidence that Associated Research is committed to meeting customers' demands for high quality business practices as well as high quality instrumentation.

"For over 70 years Associated Research, Inc has been providing quality instrumentation for Electrical Safety Compliance Testing. Our success has been built on providing our customers with innovative products, remarkable product safety, and exceptional customer support. We have strengthened this commitment by now adding ISO 9001:2000 Quality System registration." said Joe Guerriero, Vice President and General Manager of Associated Research, Inc.

Founded in 1936, Associated Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in Electrical Safety Compliance Testing Instruments. Over the years AR has continued to innovate and develop the most advanced and user-friendly product lines in the electrical safety compliance industry from entry-level Hipot and Ground Bond testers to fully-automated multi-function systems designed to meet the requirements of such agencies as UL, TÜV, CSA, IEC, VDE, BSI and the European Norms. These electrical safety compliance testing instruments will perform AC Hipot, DC Hipot, Insulation Resistance, Ground Bond, Line Leakage and Functional Run testing. Also available are accessory items such as modular switching matrices, probes and automation interfaces including Ethernet, IEEE-488 (GPIB), RS-232 or a data storage card. Additionally, AR is the only company to have its entire standard line of electrical safety compliance testing instruments safety agency listed and the only company to carry both the UL and TÜV safety agency marks on multiple product families. Lastly, Associated Research holds more technology patents than anyone else in the industry. Contact the company at 1-800-858-TEST (8378), e-mail at info@asresearch.com or visit their site at www.asresearch.com.

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