In February 2017, the Alfred Thun GmbH & Co. KG became probably one of the first companies
in the bicycle industry to successfully attain certification in accordance with the
recently published DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 standard for its quality management system. And
THUN is certainly not breaking new ground, having previously been certified for over 15
years in line with the DIN EN ISO 9001:1998 and DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Under the watchful eye of Alexander Thun, the entire company underwent stringent preparation
for certification in accordance with the new DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 standard. Preparations
and training for all aspects and themes were carried out in conjunction with the
individual departments. Every employee was involved in the process. And the audit was
passed with no non-conformances.
Alfred Thun states: “NEXT CHALLENGE PLEASE! Although we have many years of experience
in ISO certifications, this process, with its numerous new requirements, represented a big
challenge. We are proud of our entire workforce and feel that our business values, which
include the empowerment of every individual, have been endorsed. Now we must continue
to work to further improve our quality management system. For the benefit of our processes,
our products and, most importantly, our customers.”