When you choose SoPark, you’re choosing a fully certified partner
SoPark is awarded many certifications for the highest achievable standards in quality, workmanship and security requirements.
ISO 9001:2015 (certified)
The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices. It consists of standards and guidelines relating to quality management systems and related supporting standards.
ISO 9001 is the standard that provides a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organization does, its size, or whether it is in the private, or public sector. It is the only standard in the family against which organizations can be certified – although certification is not a compulsory requirement of the standard.
The other standards in the family cover specific aspects such as fundamentals and vocabulary, performance improvements, documentation, training, and financial and economic aspects.
AS9100 Rev D (certified)
AS9100 is the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry. The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. AS9100 also addresses civil & military aviation requirements. ISO 9001 is fully encompassed within AS9100 with these additional requirements applied specifically addressing aviation safety concerns.
ISO 13485:2016 (certified)
ISO 13485 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements.
For a company involved in the manufacture, sale or distribution of goods or services covered under the United States Munitions List (USML) or a component supplier to goods covered under USML, the contractual stipulation or requirement of being “ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) compliant” means that the company must be registered with the State Department’s DDTC, if required, as spelled out on DDTC’s web site Registration on US State Directorate of Defense Trade Control website and the company must understand and abide by the ITAR as it applies to their USML linked goods or services. The company themselves is certifying that they operate in accordance with the ITAR when they accept being a supplier to the USML prime exporter.
ISO Compliance vs. Certification
Some companies say they are “compliant” which means they have internally set up a system based on ISO, but it has not been certified by an accredited company. Because there is a lack of independent auditing, there may be serious gaps in their quality systems. Prospective customers often spend resources to separately audit these companies.
When we say certified, it means an independent trained ISO auditor regularly (yearly) audits our quality management system for acceptability to all ISO standards. These audits are thorough to ensure companies have proper processes, documentation, records, and non-conformance handling systems in place to support customers. ISO certified companies receive an ISO certificate for 3-years, pending yearly surveillance audits all pass. ISO certification gives customers the confidence they are getting a fully compliant ISO company to help procure necessary materials.