KNL awarded ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certifications

We’re proud to announce that KNL’s Quality Management System has been ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certified. ISO 9001 certification is the most universally accepted quality standard. AQAP 2110 is a quality management system developed by NATO, which is based on the ISO 9001 standard, but sets additional requirements for it. These additional requirements ensure the uninterrupted operation of defence equipment and systems and minimise risks.

With the ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certification, KNL is committed to ensure that we consistently meet our customers’ requirements and expectations. “KNL’s customers can continue to rely on our high-quality products and services. We always aim to continuous improvement of quality to serve our customers in the best possible way” KNL´s Quality Manager Petri Riihimäki sums. Achieving these two certifications at the same time proves that we can manage our operating efficiency and decision making.

Achieving ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certifications requires numerous processes of internal and external audits, standardised procedures, and a commitment to quality at every level of the organisation. We’re happy to welcome ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certifications to our organisation to compliment our existing ISO 27001 information security standard.

What is AQAP-2110?

AQAP-2110 is a prestigious quality management standard, specially designed for the defence industry. This certification underscores a company’s commitment to upholding the rigorous standards required by defence sector clients, ensuring superior product quality and dependability. Achieving AQAP certification signifies that KNL maintains robust quality management systems, has a strong focus on customer satisfaction, and is dedicated to ongoing improvement in its processes and outcomes.

The certification is highly sought after by manufacturers and suppliers within the defence industry as a testament to excellence and reliability, and it enjoys international recognition. Companies that secure AQAP-2110 certification demonstrate their capability to meet the exacting and specialised requirements of defence contracts, thereby also boosting KNL’s competitive edge in this niche market.

How to obtain AQAP-2110 certification?

The process of acquiring this certification involves a rigorous assessment of a company’s quality management systems, ensuring they meet the high standards required for defence industry operations. This includes a comprehensive review of process control, documentation, and customer satisfaction protocols.

What are the benefits of AQAP-2110?

The benefits of AQAP-2110 certification for KNL are multifaceted and significant. Firstly, it enhances our already high credibility within the defence industry, signalling to clients and partners that we adhere to the highest quality standards. AQAP certification is synonymous with reliability and quality assurance in the demanding and highly regulated defence industry.

Secondly, the certification process itself can lead to operational improvements. It requires us to thoroughly review and often enhance our quality management systems, which can lead to increased efficiency, better risk management, and improved overall performance. Furthermore, AQAP-2110 certification is recognised internationally, which can help KNL stand out in the global defence industry.

Lastly, holding AQAP-2110 certification can help KNL in building a strong reputation for reliability and quality assurance. This is crucial in the defence industry where the stakes are high and the demand for reliability and precision is paramount. Such a reputation can lead to even longer business relationships and more loyal customer base, which is invaluable in a competitive market.

For more information
Toni Lindén, CEO
+358 50 586 7161

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