LEM Achieves IRIS Certification For Geneva & Beijing Production Sites

August 27, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

LEM S.A. announced IRIS certification for its production sites in Geneva, which has been in place since September 2007, and Beijing, which achieved this status in July 2008. IRIS, the International Railway Industry Standard, is a globally recognized standard for the railway industry for the evaluation of management systems. It is an initiative led by the Association of European Railway Industries (UNIFE), supported by system integrators and equipment manufacturers. IRIS is unique to the railway industry and an extension of the internationally recognized quality standard ISO 9001.

LEM states that it is one of the first companies to achieve this certification, which is an extension of its Automotive Industry Standard ISO 16949 certification already held at both sites for Automotive. The company states that the IRIS standard will become increasingly important because it ensures higher quality across the complete supply chain and simplifies the evaluation and approval process for equipment manufacturers.

LEM states that it implements the IRIS standard together with the Six Sigma method throughout its entire process from R&D to the final delivery of its products.