IFH Group Facilities Certified to ISO 9001:2015
The Innovative Fluid Handling Group (IFH) has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. This certification extends to IFH’s facility in Rock Falls, IL, as well as to the IFH Group West plant in Arlington, WA. ISO 9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The IFH Group is one of the largest manufacturers of customized fuel tanks and hydraulic reservoirs in the United States. IFH tanks and reservoirs are used in agricultural machinery, cranes, aerial lifts, military vehicles and a variety of other applications. The company also designs and manufactures storage and dispensing systems for industrial lubricants and other fluids that are in use throughout the USA and the world. The IFH Group West, LLC fabricates an array of custom electrical enclosures and precision sheet metal parts.
The ISO 9001:2015 standard certifies that the company meets specific requirements for a quality management system, demonstrates its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and enhances customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
“We had to meet a demanding set of requirements, and we are very proud to be certified to ISO 9001:2015,” said Ryan P. McCarty, Director of Sales for the IFH Group. “It’s all about assuring our customers that a set of formalized quality management procedures have been established covering all of our key fabrication processes.”
This includes monitoring all processes to ensure they are effective, McCarty explained, as well as maintaining adequate records, checking output for defects and taking appropriate and corrective action where necessary, regularly reviewing individual processes and the overall quality system itself for effectiveness, and facilitating continual improvement.
“We fabricate products from metal – stainless steel, aluminized steel, mild steel and aluminum – as well as plastic,” McCarty said. “Most fabricators are not ISO certified because there is a perception in the marketplace that fabricators are just providing a commodity product. That is certainly not true of IFH. The custom applications that we make products for demand top-notch quality from the design phase to final production.”
About the IFH Group
There are three primary operations at The IFH Group, Inc. The first is the manufacturing of hydraulic oil reservoirs and fuel tanks for off-road vehicles used in construction, agriculture and many other areas. The second area of focus for The IFH Group, Inc., is the manufacturing of fluid storage and dispensing equipment for lubricants, oils, chemicals and other industrial fluids. This operation also includes state-of-the art equipment and processes for custom metal fabrication and powder coating. The third (“IFH Group West”) is the fabrication of electrical enclosures and custom kiosks. Today, The IFH Group operates a 131,000 sq. ft. facility in Rock Falls, IL, and an 88,000 sq. ft. facility in Arlington, WA. The IFH Group is the largest manufacturer of small, customized fuel and hydraulic oil reservoir tanks in the country.
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