HBM celebrates 25 years of ISO 9001 since first certification in Germany

Darmstadt – HBM is celebrating the company’s technological innovativeness as its ISO 9001 – Certificate Number 000001 – reaches its 25th birthday. Since HBM was awarded the first certificate the quality management of 45,000 companies in Germany have been certified in accordancewith ISO 9001; globally, the figure rises to more than a million.

Over the past 25 years, HBM has undergone – and passed – nine major certifications and 14 routine surveillance audits.

HBM has remained at the forefront of quality management since that date by constantly developing the original quality management manual. The document remains at the heart of all corporate processes.

Andreas Hüllhorst, CEO, explains the development of ISO 9001 certification over theyears by noting: “The transformation to purposeful, much more open interviews – moving away from formal inspection and monitoring and towards coaching for a process of continual change – has given us many fruitful ideas”.


About HBM:
HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

September 2011

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