Polymer seals, bearings and gasket maker Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has received its seventh audit with perfect scores for ISO 14001 environmental, ISO AS9100 aerospace and ISO TS16949 automotive. With the completion of the audits, the Fort Wayne, Ind., facility has achieved a record of seven consecutive 100-percent perfect audits.

Personnel morale, plant layout ergonomics, training and the maturity and strength of the company’s quality management system all played a role in the success, says Frank Williams, Trelleborg’s quality manager. Williams notes that system automation improvements such as online certifications, quote turnaround and electronic air worthiness approvals also contributed to the perfect score.

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