This excerpt taken from the XIDE 10-K filed Jun 9, 2008.
The Companys QMS was developed to streamline and standardize the global quality systems so that key measurements could be evaluated to drive best practices as it continues to pursue improved EXCELL certifications across all facilities. The QMS plays a major role in the Companys efforts to achieve world-class product quality.
The Companys quality process begins in the design phase with an in-depth understanding of customer and application requirements. The Companys products are designed to the required performance, industry, and customer quality standards using design processes, tools, and materials to achieve reliability and durability. The Companys commitment to quality continues through the manufacturing process. The Company has quality audit processes and standards in each of its production and distribution facilities. The Companys quality process extends throughout the entire product lifecycle and operation in service.
All of the Companys major production facilities are approved under ISO/TS 16949 and/or ISO 9001 quality standards. The Company has also obtained ISO 14001 Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) certification at 22 of its manufacturing plants and also has received quality certifications and awards from a number of OEM and aftermarket customers.