Responsibility & engagement manifests itself in multiple ways within our Group of companies. There is, for example, the Code of Conduct: It governs how KLINGER employees act and conduct business with partners, suppliers and customers. Internationally approved and recognized certificates are another way to underline that KLINGER does not cut corners when it comes to best practice, quality, efficiency and environmental awareness.
Certificates declaring compliance with the provisions of quality and environmental management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or EMAS are important for all parties involved. Customers can rely on the manufacturer having achieved a high level of quality in the production of his products and can be certain that specific manufacturing standards and processes, which help to reduce the impact on the environment, are being executed and maintained. And although ISO or EMAS audits are intense and time-consuming, they also offer the companies that undergo certification a wide range of benefits: On the one hand, they are a form of "living proof" that the holder of such a certificate is fully committed to quality in his processes and ultimately in his products. On the other hand, they display a manufacturer's willingness to improve what has already been achieved: This is due to the fact that an ISO or EMAS certificate is not awarded once and is then valid forever. Instead, should the company wish to retain its ISO or EMAS certification after the designated period of validity, it has to undergo a reassessment in order to keep the coveted "high-quality" or "environmentally-friendly" title.
"We are proud to report that KLINGER Fluid Control of Austria has successfully renewed its ISO 9001, ISO 14001, its EMAS and its PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Module 'H / H1' certificates," states a visibly proud Andreas Bunge, in charge of quality assurance at KLINGER's manufacturer of industrial valves. The Module "H / H1" of the PED, which signifies that a company is certified to provide pressure equipment within the assessed quality system, has also been awarded to Turkey's leading manufacturer of metal expansion joints, POLITEKNIK. The company joined the KLINGER family in 2016. Both POLITEKNIK and KLINGER Fluid Control are therefore entitled to add the corresponding "Notified Body Identification number" to their respective CE markings for metal expansion joints and industrial valves respectively.