KVH Achieves ISO 9001 Quality Registration|
June 9, 1999 05:04 PM
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 1999--KVH Industries, Inc. KVHI today announced that the company has received ISO 9001 registration from KPMG Quality Registrar. The assessment of KVH's quality management system was conducted according to ISO 9001 standards, a globally recognized quality standard established by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, and adopted by over 90 countries worldwide. KVH is applying its quality system to designing and manufacturing navigation products, satellite communications systems and fiber optic gyros (FOGs).
"ISO 9001 certification affirms for our customers that KVH has implemented the appropriate controls to ensure the quality of its products and services," says Martin Kits van Heyningen, president and CEO. "To achieve ISO 9001 registration, we demonstrated our ability to design and supply products in accordance with specific customer specifications or to specific marketplace requirements, with complete conformity from design to manufacturing and servicing. In addition to adding value for existing customers, a consistent quality system for KVH products increases our potential to enter new markets throughout the world."
KVH markets a range of products, from mobile satellite communications systems used on land and at sea to navigation systems for military and commercial applications. The company's products are based on proprietary autocalibration, sensor and fiber optic technologies. KVH's proprietary FOG technology has the potential to increase the accuracy and stability of many KVH products, particularly tactical navigation systems for the military. The company has its headquarters in Middletown, RI, and additional offices in Illinois, Florida and Denmark.