North Wales, PA – January 22, 2016 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it is the first company to successfully complete a certification audit by DEKRA Certification, Inc. to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems standard. Keysight completed its certification audit on Nov. 9. The new certification audit is based on the revised standard published in September 2015 at its headquarters in Santa Rosa, Calif.
The new version follows a higher-level structure, making it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards. In the new version, there is also increased importance given to risk analysis and mitigation. ISO 9001:2015 is the latest revision of the world’s most widely applied international standard on quality management systems. ISO 9001 helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. The standard also acts as a tool to streamline an organization’s processes and make them more efficient at what they do.
DEKRA conducted the audit through its North American operation DEKRA Certification, Inc. Keysight is the first ISO 9001:2015 certification for DEKRA.
“Our assessors are well-versed in this new standard and conducted a transition audit at re-certification,” said Dr. Cem O. Onus, managing director at DEKRA. “We validated that Keysight, as an early adopter, met all of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and beyond and are proud to continue our partnership with Keysight and congratulate them on this milestone achievement.”
Although companies have three years to comply with the new revision, because of Keysight’s mature, company-wide business and quality management system, we were able to accelerate the process to meet the requirements of the certification in a little over two months after release of the new revision,” said Rice Williams, Keysight’s global quality director. “Our ISO9001:2015 certificate means that we continue to strive to achieve the highest quality products and services, which in turn, allows Keysight to grow and maintain customer loyalty.”
To maintain certification, Keysight will undergo a surveillance audit every year, and a re-certification audit every three years.
About DEKRA Certification, Inc.
DEKRA Certification, Inc. (DCI) is a U.S.-based accredited certification body for international management systems. The company is part of the global footprint of DEKRA Certification Group headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. DEKRA is a multi-accredited certification body covering all management system business line activities for North America, with a global service capacity. DEKRA offers services for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 22301 (business continuity), SEP (superior energy performance), ISO 50001 (energy management), ISO 27001 (information security) and other certifications. DCI’s Business Assurance group provides customized assessments in such areas as sustainability, energy performance, responsible supply chain and value chain risk, and many other areas. DEKRA works with companies to utilize standards for greater productivity, reduced waste, larger profits, an enhanced customer experience and the growth of a continuous improvement culture. DEKRA’s experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of management system standards and a proven track record of success to help achieve the goals of any organization. Additional information is available at www.dekra-certification.us.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2015. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.