News of January 30, 2002
MG Rover And Powertrain Are First To Achieve New Quality Award
MG Rover Holdings announces that two of its subsidiaries, MG Rover Group and its engine and transmission company, Powertrain Ltd are the first automotive businesses in the UK to receive certification to the new quality standard, ISO 9001:2000.
Both companies have developed their quality systems to reduce the bureaucracy that was inherent in the previous system and to focus more on exceeding customer expectations.
The ISO quality management system documents technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics. This ensures materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. It also enables staff to be fully involved in achieving quality standards and company objectives.
The quality system was audited by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). The results illustrate the significant strides both businesses have made.
Stuart Adam, Group Quality Director said: "For both companies, quality means satisfying customer requirements. It is and will always be the top priority. To be the first in the UK is a tremendous accolade for workers at MG Rover Group and Powertrain Ltd."
(Jan. 25, 2002)