Company awarded an international accreditation following SABS certification audit.
The international ISO 9001:2008 accreditation has been awarded to a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ production plant and head office in Boksburg as well as its new warehouse facility in KwaZulu-Natal.
Forming part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, the company attained this important SABS Quality Management System accreditation following an SABS certification audit in December 2013. a.b.e.’s original factory in Isipingo, Durban, received ISO 9001:2008 accreditation in 1991.
“For several decades, the manufacturing activities of a.b.e. – which was formally established back in 1939 – were mainly centred around its Isipingo plant, which then also housed its head office,” states Andries Marais, Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality (SHEQ) Manager for Chryso Southern Africa. “However, since a.b.e. became part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group at the end of 2010, there has been a steady increase in production operations in Boksburg which led to our decision to also seek IS0 9001:2008 Quality Management System status for the factory at the new head office in Boksburg.”
To be awarded this accreditation, all aspects of the company’s operations are taken into consideration, for example production facilities, staff skills and training, services provided and equipment used.
According to Andries, the company’s entire national production operations are now compliant with the respected quality management system due to the fact that the accreditation from SABS also covers a.b.e.’s new warehouse at Mount Edgecombe in KZN.
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