Edition 31



Kentec and the Environment

Our longstanding commitment and responsible attitude towards the company’s impact upon the environment, has recently been formalised by approval by BSI Management Systems for registration to ISO 14001:2004, the internationally recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems.

The ISO14001 Environmental Management System involves identifying aspects of the business that impact upon the environment, ensuring legal compliance, producing objectives for continuing improvement and putting in place management review and monitoring procedures to ensure that objectives are achieved.

BSI Management Systems auditors carried out a thorough audit of manufacturing and administrative processes at our factories in Dartford including: sheet metal fabrication, powder coating, silk screen printing, surface mount PCB assembly, conventional PCB assembly, control panel assembly, packing/dispatch, stores and office facilities.

Speaking after we were notified that we would be recommended for registration, Graham Talbot (Quality Manager) said “all Kentec staff should take pride in this significant achievement. The commitment from everyone has been outstanding and we look forward to continuing improvements in this area”.

ISO 14001 registration consolidates Kentec’s commitment to implement management systems that benefit both the business and staff and compliments our existing ISO9001 Quality Management and Investors In People registrations.

Firex South – Major product launches

Three major product launches will be made at Firex South (11th and 12th March, Sandown exhibition centre, UK) this year. Come and be one of the first to find out full details about these and other important additions to our extensive product ranges, first hand, at our newly enlarged stand: E24.

For further details of the exhibition click here:

Simon Hardes

Strengthening the Quality Department

Simon Hardes has joined Kentec as Quality Engineer. Simon has extensive experience of quality management in the electronics industry. He also has experience of both quality and safety management systems. Simon’s appointment will strengthen the quality department and his role will include supervision of “goods in” quality control, introducing new products into production and maintaining high standards of the current range of products.

Visit www.kentec.co.uk for up to date information on our product range, including: Data sheets, manuals, brochures, reference sites, news items and technical bulletins.

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