Raith GmbH, internationally operating manufacturer of equipment and solutions for nanofabrication, has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 by LRQA, a leading auditor and provider of certification, inspection, assurance, and training services. This step completed the ISO 9001 certification of the company’s subsidiary Raith B.V. in Best (NL), which has existed for several years, and underlines Raith’s high quality standards and ambitions.
The ISO certification is an important milestone in the company’s development, as Managing Director Dr. Ralf Jede underlines: “As a supplier of high-tech equipment for fabrication and inspection of nano- and microstructures, all of which require the highest degree of precision, we always face high expectations from our customers. Our success and proven ability in applying the quality management system ensures that we can meet our customers´ demands now and in the future. In this regard, the ISO certification represents a milestone both for us and for our customers.”
ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized standard for quality management systems and defines the requirements for them. It enables companies to align their products and services to customer needs and to offer their customers a consistently reliable service by defining clear business processes. Raith`s quality policy is focused on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. The official certificate ID is 10454761.
COO Dr. Jürgen Thiel and the Raith management team expect a significant increase in overall performance as a result of process optimization carried out in preparation for certification and auditing. “This certification is an important element of Raith’s strategy,” says Jürgen Thiel. “It is a key element in supporting our strong growth in the industrial business, especially in the area of electron beam lithography systems for the development and production of compound semiconductor devices. In this business, ISO certification is an important standard - and in many cases, also a firm requirement for qualifying as a suitable supplier.”
“For quality management to be a success, the entire company must be behind the project,” explains Carsten Plümpe, Project Manager QM-Certification. Denise Höring, the newly appointed Quality Manager at Raith GmbH, emphasizes the motivation and support of her colleagues: “Despite the restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic and the challenging expansion phase we are undergoing, we have succeeded in introducing a professional integrated QM System. The ISO certificate expresses our commitment and our ability to deliver the highest quality for our customers. It is the basis for continuing our sustainable growth story, which requires constant improvement of our processes and our company.”
With over 40 years of experience and more than 1,000 installed systems, Raith is a leading provider and manufacturer of systems for nanofabrication, electron beam lithography, focused ion beam nanofabrication, maskless laser lithography, nanoengineering, and reverse engineering. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Dortmund, Germany, the company offers solutions for researchers and engineers in both academic and industry settings. With about 300 employees supporting customers in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific region, Raith provides a professional support infrastructure that delivers added value to its customers. Raith counts high-level universities, academic institutions as well as companies in the high technology business among its clientele.
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