Harting Technology Group obtained IRIS-Certification (International Railway Industry Standard) for its Zhuhai site in China.
Out of the approximately 2,200 participating companies worldwide only 2% achieve this result. “The certification demonstrates the high-quality standards according to which our products are developed, manufactured and tested, as well as the consistent orientation of our processes to the needs of our customers,” Stephan Middelkamp, General Manager Quality and Technologies said.
With the IRIS-Certification the European Railway Industry (UNIFE) is through the International Rail Quality Board (IRQB) in close cooperation with the leading rail operators, system integrators and manufacturers. The association has developed and issued internationally applicable requirements for the quality management systems of railway companies. Their suppliers of equipment components as well as the relevant engineering service providers can also obtain their own certificates. IRIS is based on the requirements of ISO 9001 and comprises additional railway-specific requirements.
The IRIS Silver-status was introduced only last year. As part of an audit of the integrated management system, this was the first opportunity for Harting Zhuhai to receive this award. The company received the certification for its electrical wiring and single railway components. The certificate will be valid until May 2024.
Harting Zhuhai Manufacturing has 550 employees involved in the rail business. The company IRIS-Certification
Harting first entered on China’s market in 1988 and established the Zhuhai manufacturing plant in 1998. Recognising the growing markets demand of the Asia railway market, the company has been enhancing the railway services capabilities.
Harting is supplying the connection technology for transmitting data, signals and power in railway applications. The company is using this technology for ethernet backbones and data infrastructures such as sensors and passenger information systems. Harting also is specialised in high-power applications, such as the interfaces for drive motors. This year, the company has announced it has developed new interfaces for the power supply of trains that are optimised for a long service life.
HARTING has developed new interfaces for the power supply of trains that are optimized for a long service life and thus stand for sustainability