HARTING UK has been awarded the prestigious Silver Quality Performance Level award from the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS). This is a globally recognised standard which evaluates management systems for the railway sector.
Silver Performance is currently the highest performance level issued by IRIS and is a significant achievement for HARTING UK, making the company one of only 60 companies worldwide to receive Silver status and putting it in the top three per cent globally of all IRIS certified companies.
IRIS is established as a European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE) group and is recognised by both system manufacturers and railway operators. It was set up with the aim of establishing higher quality and reliability of rolling stock and infrastructure in the railway industry. Via an efficient system for auditing railway suppliers, the aim is to create transparency throughout the supply chain.
Stuart Fisher, Director of Operations at HARTING Manufacturing UK, was delighted with the award, saying: “To receive such a prestigious award is great testimony to everybody at HARTING and really endorses our commitment to quality. It also clearly demonstrates our passion for quality throughout the business and offers our customers great confidence in our products. It’s also clear that as a business we have a culture of continuous improvement and that we will strive to get even better at what we do.”
The HARTING UK manufacturing facility in Northampton produces bespoke cable assemblies and intercar jumpers for the rail market, based on the extensive HARTING product portfolio. Additional services include full design and development support and onsite testing of cabling and wiring. As well as the IRIS Silver Quality Award, the facility also holds ISO 9001 certification for Quality Management, the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and UL certification for Wiring Harnesses ZPFW2 / ZPFW8.