Eriez® Canada Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Eriez® Canada, home to Eriez’ worldwide flotation business, was recently granted ISO 9001:2015 certification for all internal processes, including engineering, procurement, project management and sparger manufacturing.
“This accreditation assures customers that our engineering packages and sparger products are produced using consistent and repeatable work procedures,” says Eric Bain Wasmund, Ph.D., Eriez Global Flotation Business Vice President. He adds, “This accomplishment further solidifies Eriez’ position as a global flotation leader and top tier supplier.”
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of products, services and systems. ISO certification exists in many areas of industry, from energy management to social responsibility.
Wasmund credited Jan Khoo, Controller and Human Resources Director, and Shashi Nemade, Managing Director of Eriez Canada, for spearheading the initiative, along with Project Manager Grace Ng and Engineering Manager and Quality Representative Shahram Alvani.
“Achieving this important ISO certification required the assistance and cooperation of every person in the Canadian office,” Nemade says. “Each team member understands the standards that we must meet and the specific role they play in ensuring compliance.”
Eriez’ Vancouver, British Columbia, location is the company’s global center of excellence for game-changing innovations in process technology for the mining and mineral processing industries, such as HydroFloat® for coarse particle recovery and the StackCell® mechanical flotation cell, as well as advanced testing and engineering services, column flotation and sparging equipment.
Applications for Eriez’ flotation equipment and systems include all mineral systems, including flotation of ferrous, non-ferrous, precious metals, fertilizers, industrial minerals and energy materials and leaching applications. Eriez has designed, supplied and commissioned more than 1,000 flotation systems worldwide for cleaning, roughing and scavenging applications in metallic and non-metallic processing operations and is a leading producer of modular column flotation systems for recovering bitumen from oil sands.