2014-08-13 13:11:32 - Robotics & Automation supplier achieve TickITplus
Award winning robotics & automation supplier, Astech Projects, have successfully achieved the recently upgraded TickITplus certification.
The new scheme was launched in December 2011 and encourages organisations to upgrade to the new, accredited TickITplus IT certification scheme or risk losing valuable business.
Developed in the early 1990s TickIT was aimed to help software suppliers, including in-house developers and IT service and system providers, define and implement a quality system that covers all the essential business processes in the product lifecycle, within the framework of the quality management systems standard ISO9001.
The new TickITplus certification helps companies by encouraging and promoting continuous improvements. In addition, it supports process development to meet business needs and embeds good process practices. Director of global
quality excellence at CSC and chair of BSI’s Joint TickITplus Industry Steering Committee (JTISC), Peter Lawrence says: “Building on the established TickIT scheme, TickITplus is now the recognised software and IT quality assurance benchmark for UK businesses. Any company without TickITplus risks being overlooked for valuable contracts by potential customers, who will seek the assurances of quality control TickITplus certification provides. TickITplus provides better criteria for customers selecting a supplier than TickIT, by assessing each supplier’s unique capabilities. This assessment therefore presents a perfect opportunity for suppliers to outperform their competitors and become the supplier of choice.”
Astech secured their achievement of the TickITplus accreditation prior to the end of the current scheme, which is scheduled for December 2014. Organisations that have not transitioned across to the TickITplus scheme will either lose registration or revert to a “vanilla” ISO 9001 certification.
This latest achievement will help Astech to achieve its goal to provide ‘best in class’ custom automation solutions tailored to customers' unique and individual requirements.
Astech provide the full project life-cycle “From Concept to Completion” and offer a comprehensive system support service called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of the system. In addition to ISO-9001 and our TickITplus accreditation our Quality Management System allows for working within the GAMP® and PRINCE2 Guidelines and is subject to regular customer and third party quality audits.
In recognition of our outstanding achievements Astech was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance.