Heil gains global certifications in quality, environmental, health & safety
Apr 18, 2012 12:31 PM
Heil Trailer International Co has achieved a trifecta in international standards certification. It became one of the only—if not the only--global manufacturer of specialty trailers to be certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 standards.
These three prestigious standards are recognized worldwide: ISO 9001:2008 is the standard that provides standardized requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organization does, its size, or whether it is in the private, or public sector. ISO 14001:2004 certification demonstrates not only a commitment to complying with environmental laws but to preventing pollution, managing environmentally sustainable operation, and continual improvement. OHSAS 18001:2007 certification demonstrates an organization’s commitment to prevention of injury and ill health, compliance with safety and health regulations and continual improvement.
“Heil Trailer International Co. is proud to have achieved our goal of global certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001,” says Scott Swenson, Heil Trailer vice-president of operations and supply chain. “As the global leader in the manufacturing and servicing of specialized transportation systems, we recognize our responsibility to operate our facilities based on the principals of environmental sustainability while providing our workforce with a safe and healthy work environment. As the only tank trailer manufacturer globally to achieve all three registrations, we feel our commitment to continually improving our quality, environmental, and safety management systems is evidenced in the superior workmanship of our product and in our customer satisfaction ratings.”
Heil Trailer is headquartered in Cleveland TN and has operations in six locations: Athens TN, Rhome TX, Louisville KY, Thailand, Argentina. Kalyn Siebert, a subsidiary of Heil Trailer, is located in Gatesville TX.
Randall Swift, Heil Trailer president & CEO, speaks to the accomplishment: “Heil Trailer International Co is the global leader in the manufacturing and servicing of specialized transportation systems. We recognize our responsibility to provide our customers with the highest quality product that meets their requirements while conducting our operations as a good global citizen. Our policy is to be a responsible corporate citizen utilizing the principals listed in our commitment which includes meeting or exceeding the requirements of relevant environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees, exceeding customer expectations and continually improving. We are proud to be the only tank trailer manufacturer with global certifications in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.”
Key improvements made during the certification process include:
*31% reduction of energy consumption and a 61% reduction of solid waste landfilled;
*An incident rate 52% lower than the industry average of 7.8;
*48% reduction in warranty claims; and
*37% reduction in scrap.
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