November 20, 2013
Prestigious Certification Underscores PAR System’s Commitment to Quality and the Aerospace Industry
SHOREVIEW, MN, November 20, 2013 – PAR Systems, Inc. (www.par.com), a world leader in aerospace manufacturing, material handling, automation, and robotic solutions since 1961, announced today that its Shoreview-based Robotics Business Group successfully completed its annual third-party AS9100 Rev C surveillance assessment with no non-conformities. AS9100 Rev. C, the internationally recognized Quality Management Systems Standard is designed to meet the stringent, complex and unique demands for the Aerospace industry and comprises more than 100 additional requirements over ISO 9001:2008.
Achieving and maintaining certification by an independent, accredited AS9100 registrar demonstrates PAR Systems is customer focused and has an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigors of an independent, external audit and addresses the additional safety, reliability and quality concerns specific to the aerospace industry. There are numerous demanding audit requirements including a rigorous evaluation of its project management, manufacturing and design engineering processes that must be satisfied to pass the AS9100 evaluation process.
“PAR has undertaken this very challenging certification process to provide our customers with the confidence they demand to meet the rigorous requirements and demands of their customers”, said Brian Behm, President Robotics Division. “It’s a rigorous process and demonstrates a process commitment not many companies can claim, so we are extremely pleased to have achieved AS9100 Rev. C Certification at our facility in Shoreview, MN”, he continued.
“The AS9100 Rev. C Certification further strengthens and demonstrates our commitment to meeting the exacting requirements of our customers,” said Behm. In addition to the AS9100 Rev. C Certification, PAR is ITAR Registered and holds additional regulatory credentials including NQA-1 and ISO 9001 Certification. “With these accreditations, PAR is uniquely positioned to address the aerospace, nuclear and environmental and industrial markets,” continued Behm.
About PAR Systems
PAR Systems, a portfolio company of MML Capital Partners (www.mmlcapital.com), is a world leader in providing advanced intelligent solutions for critical material handling, automation, and robotic applications that drive customer quality, safety, and productivity. Since 1961, PAR has created fully integrated systems, which are often first-of-a-kind manufacturing solutions, for a broad range of industries including aerospace, hazardous material/nuclear, life science and process automation, marine/defense, heavy material handling, and industrial. Headquartered in Minnesota, PAR Systems has global engineering and manufacturing centers of excellence. For more information on PAR Systems, visit www.par.com.