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Even Better Quality Standards

ABL has recently been awarded the latest ISO 9001 quality standard by independent assessor, NQA – one of the UK’s leading quality assurance accreditation bodies.

Originally published in 1987, ISO 9001 underwent revisions in 1994, 2000 and again in 2008. The latest revision was published in September 2015 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries.

ISO 9001 is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organisation. Specific sections of the standard contain information on topics such as:

  • Requirements for a quality management system (QMS)
  • Responsibilities of management
  • Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment
  • Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery
  • Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective / preventive action

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ES Live 2014 Industry Football match

ABL Aluminium Components Ltd had Steve Judd, Sales and Production Coordinator, selected for the ES LIVE 2014 Industry Football match at Stadium MK, home of Milton Keynes Dons Football Club.

After a day talking to exhibitors about aluminium extrusion, heatsinks and the anodising process, Steve turned up at the changing room for the team he was selected for to meet his team mates for the evening.

The Tournament was a round robin with each team playing two matches on the MK Dons pitch.

Steve, started and played both matches at Centre Half in the May heat, even scoring a penalty.

Steve said ” It was an amazing experience to play football in a 30,000 seat stadium and on a lovely pitch, the biggest changing rooms I had ever experienced in football”

Steve was asked if it compared to his first love, playing tennis at Wimbledon, which he did years ago, the reply was quick ” No Chance” ” but was still Fantastic”.


ABL increases warehouse capacity

ABL (Aluminium Components) ltd has recently increased it warehouse capacity by investing in a new run of cantilever racking and a large run of double sided pallet racking.

We have also increased and improved the forklift and reach trucks on site to cope with the high demand.

This increase in capacity will enable us to increase our stock holding of aluminium extrusions and aluminium heatsink profiles for our customers.

This will give a larger selection of heatsink profiles to choose from and a faster turnaround for all our customers.