OpTek Systems, Abingdon, UK announces the successful transition of its Quality Management Systems to ISO 9001:2015, achieving accreditation in June 2017. This achievement consolidates OpTek’s commitment to excellence in the delivery of sub-contract laser processing services, the development of precision laser micromachining processes, optical fiber processing and the design, development, and build of production laser micromachining equipment.

“This certification is a testament to our strong focus on quality and an integral part of our continuous improvement culture, for which accreditation to ISO 9001:2008 has been maintained over many years,” said Steve Tyler, Engineering Manager at OpTek Systems. In September 2015, the International Organization for Standardization released the new revision of the ISO 9001 standard, giving ISO 9001:2008 certified organizations three years to transition. Steve added “in striving to meet the highest possible standards, we are pleased to have been able to achieve accreditation to the revised standard well within this time frame”

OpTek Systems is already known around the world for the development of novel precision laser-micromachining processes and transitioning these into robust and reliable production-line equipment and subcontract processing services. With a reputation for delivering cost-effective solutions to highly demanding micro-engineering challenges, in performance-critical applications, OpTek understands the importance of assured quality.

OpTek is committed to striving for continuous improvement in the delivery of precision laser micromachining to a global customer base, across a wide range of industries. This commitment is made with the needs of our customers driving the priorities of our business. This achievement will help to ensure we retain this focus into the future.

Mike Osborne, CEO of OpTek Systems, added, “ISO 9001:2015 accreditation impacts every aspect of the company, providing a framework that helps to nurture the core values of OpTek’s philosophy, at the heart of which is meeting the on-going and evolving needs of our customers.

Gideon Foster-Turner

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