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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a private, non-governmental group that sets international standards for quality, safety, and other processes in many industries. 

An ISO certification shows that a company’s management systems, production processes, services, or documentation procedures meet global standards for quality assurance in the metal service industry. 

Read on to find out what it means to be ISO approved and how ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 are different. 

What Does it Mean to be ISO Certified?

As you just learned, the ISO sets rules for how things should be done in almost every area or industry. What does that mean, though?

By making sure businesses and organizations meet regulatory requirements for their goods and services, ISO guidelines help them better serve their customers and other important people. ISO norms help businesses figure out if they are doing things right. 

The ISO’s only job is to make and set standards, and to stay fair, they hire third parties to test or grade those who want to get certified. In other words, the ISO sets the standards, and third-party groups check to see if companies have met the ISO’s requirements for ISO licenses. 

There are four groups of standards from ISO:

ISO 9000: Quality management systems

ISO 14000: Environmental management systems

ISO 26000: Guidance on social responsibility

ISO 31000: Risk management principles and guidelines 

What is ISO 9000?

ISO 9000 is a set of quality management standards that are used in businesses like manufacturing and construction. It gives its subgroups a general structure by laying out the basics of quality management systems and the language used to talk about them. ISO 9000 standards are based on seven ideas about how to handle quality:

Customer focus


Engagement of people

Process approach


Evidence-based decision making

Relationship management


ISO is the biggest subgroup of the ISO 9000 family, and it is the only one that offers a certification. It says what needs to be done to meet quality management standards for management functions, manufacturing processes, services, and documentation methods. To meet those standards, a group must do the following:

Show that you can consistently offer goods and services that meet customer, legal, and regulatory requirements

Improve customer happiness by always making processes better and meeting ongoing customer, legal, and regulatory requirements.

ISO 9001 VS. ISO 9000: Differences

Following is a summary of the variations between ISO 9000 and ISO 9001:

A general framework for quality management standards is provided by the ISO 9000 series of standards. 

A subgroup of the ISO 9000 family called ISO 9001 specifies what must be done to adhere to quality management guidelines. 

Therefore, in order to obtain ISO certification, a company or organization must adhere to ISO 9001 requirements and undergo evaluation by an outside party who verifies that the standards are fulfilled. 

Kalpataru Piping Solutions: An ISO 9001 Certified Metal Service Centre and Supplier

Metal service centers and suppliers can demonstrate their dedication to quality and progress with or without ISO 9001 accreditation. If you need metal for an ISO-approved process or endeavor, your search is over. 

ISO has approved Kalpataru Piping Solutions, and we’re committed to keeping up with these standards as long as we’re in business. We have the most recent ISO 9001:2015 approval as of right now.

We can meet the needs of almost any size job, from small quantities for engineering samples to large quantities for full production runs. We also have a number of services that will save you time and money. Contact us right away to get what you need quickly. 

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