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Colortrac Limited, the British based manufacturer of SmartLF large format scanners, has been awarded an ISO 9001:2008 certificate, the world's most widely used standard for Business and Quality Management Systems (QMS).
Colortrac implemented a Business Management System (BMS) that covers all aspects of UK operations including; HQ admin, sales & marketing, R&D, technical support and last, but not least, the manufacture and assembly quality of wide format monochrome and color document scanners and related PC software.
Adoption of the BMS procedures required to qualify for ISO 9001, has helped all departments in the company contribute to higher quality, increased customer satisfaction and growing sales. Following this strategy, the company achieved its highest ever unit sales and posted record profits in December 2009, demonstrating a healthy performance that bucks the tough conditions for business in many of its key markets.
ISO 9001:2008 replaces the year 2000 version of the ISO 9001 standard. In meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, Colortrac has demonstrated its ability to consistently provide a quality product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, Colortrac is required to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the business management system, including implementing processes for the continual improvement of the system.
BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certificate number UK001758-1 was issued to Colortrac Limited of St Ives, England, on 20th November 2009 by Bureau Veritas Certification, London. Bureau Veritas Certification certify that Colortrac's business and quality management system "has been assessed and found to be in accordance with the requirements of the standards."
Peter de Winter-Brown, Colortrac's Sales & Marketing Director, said "The aim of Colortrac Limited and its associated companies worldwide is to provide innovative, high performance large format imaging products at the most affordable prices. It is a goal that is dependent on our providing effective, sustainable and ever improving quality management controls within our manufacturing, distribution and support systems. To now be among the first UK companies to achieve the revised ISO 9001:2008 certificate is encouraging. It shows that we are on track to have effective, modern quality management controls at the heart of our business."
Colortrac is the leading innovator in the manufacture of wide format CCD (charge coupled device) graphics scanners and CIS (contact image sensor) technical document scanners.
Founded in 1989 and based near Cambridge in the UK, Colortrac Ltd is the leading innovator in professional wide format color scanners and image acquisition software solutions. Colortrac was the first large format scanner manufacturer to recognize the individual merits of CIS and CCD image sensor technology. This realization led to the creation of the SmartLF wide format scanner family in 2004. Colortrac SmartLF large format scanners provide affordable solutions for the divergent needs of the Graphic Arts, Reprographics, AEC, CAD, GIS, EDM and FM technical documents scanning markets. Colortrac Ltd has subsidiary offices in Beijing and Suzhou, P.R. China and in Chantilly, Virginia, USA. Information about Colortrac's products can be found at www.colortrac.com.