Hypertherm Achieves New ISO Certification for Quality Management
The certification of their quality management system for CNC motion and torch height control products complements their original certification for handheld and mechanized plasma systems and consumables.
Hypertherm (Hanover, NH), a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, today announced ISO 9001:2008 certification of the quality management system for its CNC motion and torch height control products.
“Hypertherm’s industry leading CNC and THC solutions optimize cutting outcomes with systems that are easy to install, use, and maintain. The recent ISO 9001 certification is a nice recognition of our continued commitment to providing the most reliable industrial cutting control products in the world,” stated Dave LaPrade, the vice president and general manager of Hypertherm Automated Systems.
Hypertherm has been ISO 9001 certified by quality registrar SAI Global since 1992. The expanded certification now complements its quality management system originally certified for handheld and mechanized plasma systems and consumables. The updated ISO 9001:2008 certificate is available on Hypertherm’s website.
In other company news, Hypertherm announced the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report. The report measures Hypertherm’s progress against social and environmental goals.
Hypertherm’s CSR work supports its core values of providing for the well-being of its associates, communities and the environment. Hypertherm expresses its commitment to those values through the donation of time, expertise, financial grants and products. The company’s community engagement efforts focus on four areas: education and the arts, health and wellness, food and shelter, and the environment.
The 2013 report reveals that more than three-quarters of Hypertherm associates volunteered in the community in 2013, collectively serving an average of 64 hours each work day. In addition, nearly 100 nonprofit organizations received financial support from the HOPE (Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors) Foundation.
Progress made in support of environmental goals included the diversion of 70,000 lb of waste from the landfill and the use of 100 percent renewable energy. Hypertherm also became an EPA Green Power Partner and qualified for the Green Power Leadership Club, one of only six companies nationwide from the “Industrial Goods and Services” sector.
Finally, Hypertherm’s newest facility in Lebanon, NH, received the LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first building of its kind in the state.
“Though we know there is still much work to do, I am extremely proud of our organization as I witness our commitment to create shared value for society, the environment and our business,” said Barbara Couch, the vice president of corporate social responsibility.
The company designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma systems and consumables, as well as fiber laser and now waterjet products, in addition to CNC motion and height controls and CAM cutting software.
Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back more than 40 years, to 1968, with its invention of water injection plasma cutting. The associate owned company, consistently named one of the best places to work in America, has more than 1,300 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.