When world of measuring technology was less clear, the founders of measuring technology companies staked their name on the excellence of their products. After all, the spirit and the power of innovation of individual creative people still shaped the quality of entire product categories. However, as unit quantities in production increased and with networked use in modern industry, an additional aspect has increasingly come into focus: the problem of spread for standard factory models with high unit quantities.
Constant quality is the standard
GHM GROUP meets this challenge with a quality management and quality assurance system which has enabled it to become one of the world's most renowned providers of industrial measuring technology.
While every precision instrument was once finely adjusted by hand, automated processes for measuring devices and sensors now ensure consistently high quality.
They are the result of defined processes in production based on high-efficiency quality assurance processes. GHM GROUP is certified according to the latest version of the standard ISO 9001:2015, which replaced the old version ISO 9001:2008. The re-certification took place for 12 locations worldwide – the group headquarter, four production locations and seven international subsidiaries. The revision entails changes and effects relating to the quality management in accordance with ISO 9001 and is relevant for companies of all sizes, worldwide.
With increased content and structural changes, the revision of ISO 9001 has been made in response to the dynamic, complex market conditions in which many companies currently operate.
Therefore, ISO 9001:2015 is the most important standard in quality management, both nationally and internationally. Certification of GHM GROUP in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 is a strong foundation for the continuous improvement process of the company's internal quality management system. It begins with extensive incoming goods inspection for all raw materials and products delivered for production.
This procedure is a recurrent theme throughout the entire production process to the final inspection. In the process, the production process is divided into milestones in which permanently defined quality standards are fulfilled and for which documentation is mandatory. An external inspection authority conducts audits regularly to ensure that all production steps and controls conform to the ISO standard.
'We have taken on the task of placing higher demands on ourselves than those of our customers and the market. Our day-to-day work is based on our quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.' Certification Project Manager Dr. Hans Müller.
Quality assurance: more about the process than the result
What sounds like rigid rules is actually a highly dynamic process. The complete documentation permits systematic product and process optimization on a high level. With the total quality system, GHM GROUP relies on traditional production methods and sets new standards for quality, efficiency and production time with the innovative cell production. In combination with agile management and special productivity and business methods which enable maximum adaptability and individuality, GHM GROUP continuously optimizes its processes and combines them in a seemingly contradictory manner: flexibility in production with standardization in quality.
Both provide the customers of GHM GROUP with maximum security: production takes place at a constantly high quality level regardless of the unit quantities. With minimal spread for standard factory modules, adjustments of the devices are only seldom necessary, which means production can take place with constantly high quality in large unit quantities and be integrated in production processes anywhere in the world. Quality is standard for GHM GROUP.
'The quality of our products and solutions is no coincidence. It is the standard. We consciously and actively utilize the stronger process alignment of ISO 9001:2015 in order to continuously improve our high quality claims,' said GHM GROUP Managing Director Johannes Overhues.
GHM GROUP – where quality and variety are the key variables
GHM GROUP is a pioneering specialist and complete provider for innovative measuring and regulation technology. With more than 330 employees in six locations in Germany and Italy, the company develops and produces a wide assortment of more than 2 000 high-quality device types for all significant areas of industrial sensors and electronics.
The customer is the company's primary focus
GHM GROUP continues in its consistent efforts to permanently advance measuring and control technology with innovative developments and application-specific solutions with high customer value. Efforts are centred on the development of customer-oriented solutions that are appropriate for the market and tailored to the high demands of industry and producing industry.