ITW Heartland Successfully Passes Its Latest ISO Surveillance Audit

TW Heartland, a certified leader in precision engineered machines and gears, announced today the completion and the second in a row perfect scoring on its ISO:9001/AS9100 surveillance audit for its Spiroid® division. This particular audit focused on the engineering and design process requirements of the AS9100 Standard.

Since their first audit in May 2007, ITW Heartland’s Spiroid division has continually progressed with assessment scores of 83.5% (May 2007); 92% (March 2008);98.6% (October 2008); 100% (April 2009); and 100% (October 2009).

These six-month surveillance audits ensure that suppliers maintain a documented and effective quality system, in conformance with the quality system requirements. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) establishes specifications intended to ensure materials, procedures, processes, and services meet customer needs. The AS9100 designation adds explicit requirements specific to the aerospace market. Eligible companies, like ITW Heartland, build aircraft, spacecraft or related parts and assemblies.

“The results speak for themselves,” said ITW Heartland General Manager Brian Baustian. “ITW Heartland is dedicated to providing our customers with quality products and service, through the continual process of evaluation and improvement.”

About ITW Heartland
ITW Heartland is a certified leader in precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, ITW Heartland has four distinct divisions: Spiroid Gearing (design and manufacturing of custom right angle drives, gear boxes and loose gearing); Manufactured Products (low to mid quantity precision machining with a specific expertise in horizontal CNC technology); Strategic Assembly Solutions (complete machine design and assembly services); and ITW Gear Machines (designer and manufacturer of full line of high speed gear inspection and gear burnishing die equipment). As an Illinios Tool Works Company, ITW Heartland operates from a position of financial stability, engineering excellence, and refined manufacturing process.

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