Industrial Knife Companies Attain ISO 9001:2015 Standards Certification

Southbridge, MA (January 10, 2018) – Two divisions of Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS), a leading producer of industrial blades and knives, recently received ISO 9001:2015 standards certification by the United Registrar of Systems (URS) from the United Kingdom. PDK Design & Grinding and D&S Manufacturing attained certification recognizing the companies’ abilities to meet or exceed the most current, ISO standard for world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.

In early 2017, PDK and D&S relocated their sales and manufacturing and service operations to Hyde’s certified ISO 9001:2015 facility in Southbridge in a move designed to continue to integrate operations, expand the sharing of resources and knowledge of a wide array of industries.

Following a transition audit by URS across all departments including manufacturing, purchasing, quality control and inspection, logistics, sales, customer service and equipment service, PDK and D&S were covered by the ISO 9001:2015 certification.

D&S Manufacturing specializes in the manufacturing of high-chrome alloy tool steel granulator and shredder and recycling knives used to break down plastic material. PDK Design & Grinding is an industry leader in the manufacturing of tungsten carbide rotor knives and bed knives for pelletizing plastic before being converted to a final product. Both firms also offer grinding services for the re-sharpening of their respective knives and blades.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies. It brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. On February 23, 1947, in London, England, the new ISO Organization began its operations. ISO 9001 standards were first published in 1987.

Having recently celebrated its 140th year in business, Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions services a wide variety of markets including food processing, cloth and textile and leather, hose and tube, tire and rubber, plastics processing, paper converting, packaging and abrasives as well as for general industrial applications. Hyde Tools, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of industrial machine and hand knives and tools for remodeling, restoration, building trades and do-it-yourselfers in North America.

For more information on D&S and PDK, contact Hyde at 54 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA 01550. Phone: 800-872-4933. Or, for more information, visit our website at:

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