Steloy Castings has announced their IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) accreditation, marking a significant milestone for the company. IRIS is pivotal in complementing the internationally recognised ISO 9001 quality standard with a key focus on highlighting rail specific requirements.
Geared towards supplying an innovative, sustainable high quality product in line with industry standards, at Steloy, meeting industry needs go far beyond simple supply and demand.
Steloy currently has the following accreditations:
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System reaffirming their commitment to ensuring the highest quality products are produced at their foundries since 1991
Steloy was the first South African foundry to be awarded European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC accreditation, ratified by TÜV Rheinland. This means that Steloy is accredited to produce castings in materials that include carbon, low-alloy steels and stainless steels to manufacturers of pressure vessels for sale into the European common market
ISO 1800 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
ISO 1400 Environmental Management System
The more recent IRIS accreditation is positioned as one of the ultimate accreditations to operate in the railway industry. Not only does it place Steloy in a keen position to work alongside key players and projects in the rail industry, it creates a mutually beneficial environment for all key stakeholders. In addition, it fosters a need to ensure quality is above the norm while creating platforms to allow positive engagement with the market.
According to Steloy Castings CEO, Danie Slabbert "the IRIS certification is a substantial stride in our ongoing efforts to ensure we are functioning at our peak to meet the needs of the rail industry and industry in general through high quality, sustainable and innovative products. This certification reiterates our ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of the foundry industry".