When choosing a specialty metal supplier, there are many factors that should be considered. Most importantly, you should review if the supplier is ISO Certified. ISO 9001:2015 is a commitment that a company has to continuous improvement and is achieved through completing a rigorous registration process and in-depth external audit. ISO standards lay out the expectations and needs required for every specialty metal order. Direct Metals is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified company that is well versed in the standards that need to be met and has the tools in place to guarantee quality, consistency, and safety.
What is a ISO 9001:2015 Certification
ISO is an acronym for International Organization for Standardizations. It was established in Switzerland in 1947 by a host of technical committees focused on providing guidelines for a vast range of organizations in the manufacturing, processing, service, printing, and electronics industries. 
This organization develops the standards, and it does in order to certify businesses or organizations. Certification is handled third-party and tested annually.
The number appearing after ISO classifies the standard. All standards within the ISO 9000 family refer to quality management. ISO 9001 is among ISO's best-known standards, and it defines the criteria for meeting a number of quality management principles. It helps businesses and organizations be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
This refers to the version of the standard that's being met and is represented by the calendar year those standards were launched.
Advantages of Utilizing an ISO Certified Specialty Metal Provider
- Reliable Business Practices – ISO 9001:2015 companies have a long-term business strategy in place, with employees that are trained on the ISO requirements and committed to helping your business with targeted, measurable solutions.
- Consistent & Quality Products – ISO Certified companies must adhere to strict quality guidelines and processes that are repeatable and predictable to meet customers’ needs.
- International Recognition – Companies that are ISO Certified have international recognition which shows they are a reputable company to source your specialty metals.
Direct Metals is proud to have achieved consistent ISO 9001:2015 recertification for 2022. The ISO quality standards extend to our products, warehousing, fabrication, distribution, and customer service. Direct Metals is ANAB Accredited and UKAS Quality Management Certified by the Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. Request your quote today for our bar grating, perforated metal, safety grating, expanded metal, fiberglass floor grating, steel wire mesh, slip resistant stair treads, and architectural metal.
- “Why Manufacturers Should Get ISO-Certified”