DEKRA Certification, Inc. (DCI) conducted a dual-phase certification audit of the Energy Management System (EnMS) of Keihin Carolina System Technology (KCST) in Tarboro, NC. Based on the audit results, DCI has issued an ANAB accredited ISO 50001 certificate to KCST on December 9, 2013. The audit conducted by DEKRA, verified that KCST had effectively implemented an Energy Management System, and that the Tarboro, NC plant demonstrated continual energy performance improvement. The implementation and certification to this new international standard shows total commitment by the Keihin management to sustainability and environmental stewardship. In addition to being recognized as a Green Factory, Keihin’s Tarboro facility is also certified to TS16949, and ISO 14001. The new energy management system will allow the Tarboro facility to continually improve energy performance over time. AVP of Keihin North American Operations Chris Eckhardt elaborated on the company’s efforts, “Similar efforts are being rolled out to our facilities nationwide. This EnMS is not only about positively impacting our bottom line, and conserving resources, but we are also working together, evaluating and incorporating best practices, and educating our employees.”
DEKRA is positioned to meet the demands of our clients today, and in the future decades where energy management and energy related issues will be part of standard business management practice similar to today‘s quality and environmental initiatives. DEKRA is also accredited by DAkks for this new international standard.
About DEKRA Certification:
DEKRA Certification is a leading global provider of auditing and certification services, specializing in the fields of safety, environment and health. Our expertise covers management systems as well as testing, inspection and certification of a wide range of products, components, medical devices and equipment used in hazardous areas. DEKRA is a multi-accredited certification body covering all management system business line activities with a global service capacity. DEKRA offers services for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), AS 9100c (aviation, space and defense), TL 9000 (telecommunications), SEP (Superior Energy Performance) and ISO 50001 (energy management) along with auditing services to many other management standards, including customized supplier assessments.
DEKRA SE is one of the world’s leading expert organisations. The company currently operates in more than 50 countries. Over 30,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units “Automotive,” “Industrial” and “Personnel” provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle inspections, expert appraisals, international claims management, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection, qualification, temporary work as well as out- and new placement. In 2011 DEKRA generated sales totalling close to 2.0 billion euros.
All testing, inspection, auditing and certification activities of the former KEMA Quality are an integral part of the DEKRA Certification Group. This also applies to all related safety, conformity and certification marks, such as KEMA-KEUR.
About Keihin Carolina System Technology:
Keihin Carolina System Technology, LLC is an electronic assemblies manufacturer based in Tarboro, NC. The company uses advanced robotics technologies and automated manufacturing processes to lead the industry in quality performance and to provide world-class products. Intelligent products, some of the most highly sought‐after products worldwide, are our specialty. We provide these products to our customers, adhering to a worldwide standard of environment preservation and utilizing state of the art technology. http://www.keihin-na.com/company/tarboro-facility/