Recertification encompasses Leica Geosystems' facilities in Norcross and Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Huntington Beach, California, and includes Group Sales Region Americas (GSR-A) for the Surveying & Engineering Division, Sales Region Americas for the Metrology (IMS) Division and the DISTO Division.

Leica Geosystems announced that its North American operations have been recertified to meet ISO 9001:2000. The certification was awarded by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) following an audit completed in April 2004, in which no nonconformities were found. It encompasses Leica Geosystems' facilities in Norcross and Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Huntington Beach, California, and includes Group Sales Region Americas (GSR-A) for the Surveying & Engineering Division, Sales Region Americas for the Metrology (IMS) Division and the DISTO Division.

Bob Williams, president of Leica Geosystems group sales region Americas, said, "The successful recertification to ISO 9001:2000 validates our quality management systems to meet the highest international standards of excellence. We have worked very hard to accomplish this important milestone."

"Our customers and stakeholders can be assured that the entire management team of Leica Geosystems shares an unqualified commitment to achieving and sustaining quality in all aspects of our business," said Williams. "Quality is an ongoing process, and one which everyone in our organization takes seriously."

Source: Leica Geosystems, June 4, 2004