Release: October 16, 1996
NGK Insulators, Ltd. (President: Masaharu Shibata, Head Office: Nagoya) received ISO9001 Certifications for its distribution insulators and distribution equipment on August 21, 1996 and those for its power equipment and polymer insulators on September 26, 1996. By obtaining these certifications, NGK completed acquisition of ISO 9000 core series for its main products in the electric power business section.
NGK has encouraged its subsidiaries and worldwide affiliates to obtain ISO Certifications to improve users' reliability against their products. Up to now, NGK received ISO9001 for electric power insulators and hardware fittings in December, 1996; Akechi Insulators Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of NGK, received ISO 9002 for distribution insulators in June, 1995; Energy Support Corporation, an affiliate of NGK, received ISO9001 for power distribution equipment and a 24-hour water filtration and heating system for a bath in April, 1996; and insulators production companies in Europe and the U.S. have already received ISO Certifications.
The production company of power distribution insulators in Indonesia and of polymer insulators in the U.S. aim to obtain ISO certifications in 1996. The production company of suspension insulators for Ultra-High Voltage power distribution in China is pursuing to get ISO certification in October, 1998.