IFH Group has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. This certification extends to IFH’s facility in Rock Falls, Illinois. ISO 9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). IFH Group is one of the largest manufacturers of customized fuel tanks and hydraulic reservoirs in the United States, whose tanks and reservoirs are used in agricultural machinery, cranes, aerial lifts, military vehicles and a variety of other applications.
The ISO 9001:2015 standard certifies that the company meets specific requirements for a quality management system, demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet 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,” says Ryan P. McCarty, president of 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, 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,” McCarty says. “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.”