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Kaeser Canada, subsidiary of Kaeser Compressoren (Germany)
Customer profile: a global manufacturer and distributor of air compressors with sales in over 86 countries throughout the world

Supplied services: Environmental Expertise and Consulting

Project 2011-12KAE: To supply a dual evaluation of the environmental conformance of the Canadian Headquarters (assembly shop, warehouse and offices) with the applicable Regulations (federal, provincial and municipal) and ISO 14001 including detailed recommendations to become compliant when necessary;

Project 2012-16KAE: to assess and report the situation including the follow-up of the corrective and preventative measures taken since one year;

Project 2013-35KAE: to be assigned as the Expert in the Canadian Environmental Regulations during the environmental audit of the German registrar LGA INTERCERT Gmgh . 

URL: http://www.kaeser.ca/

 

 

QIT Fer et Titane & QMP Quebec Metal Powder, subsidiaries of Rio Tinto Alcan Group
Customer profile: a major manufacturer and distributor of special iron and steel powders to the automotive industry

Supplied services: QA expertise, consulting and training

Project: To supply a training program for an internal auditing group (16 persons) introducing how to audit an integrated quality management system (QMS) as per QS 9000:1995, ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002 and DELPHI 2006

URL: http://www.qit.com/eng/profil/profil.html

 

 

Ayotte Techno-Gaz (American Industrial Ovens-Sunkiss Thermoreactors Group)
Customer profile: a manufacturer of industrial ovens, curing infrared and catalytic equipments
Supplied services: Managerial Expertise, Coaching A to Z, Training and Audit
Project: To supply a customized executive coaching of the president and owner of the company including most of his staff personnel in ISO Quality management before to initiate the QMS certification process with an independent third party as per ISO 9001 (still in process)
URL: http://www.americanovens.com

 

 

K&L Cables, subsidiary of ISB Group
Customer profile: a manufacturer of special customized electrical cables including R & D
Supplied services: QA expertise, Coaching A to Z, Training and Audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9001 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed)
URL: http://www.weblocal.ca/k-l-cable-lachine-qc.htm

 

 

Kingzip
Customer profile: a major manufacturer of zippers
Supplied services: QA expertise, Coaching A to Z, Training and Audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS requirements as per ISO 9002 and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed)
URL: http://www.kingzip.com

 

 

M&R Plastics, acquired by Reynolds Food Packaging
Customer profile: a major manufacturer of food packaging, including R&D
Supplied services: HR and QA Expertise, Consulting, Training and Audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS requirements as per ISO 9002 and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed) and also to supply a specificic support to the Human Resources manager with the establishment of the job descriptions,  the performance evaluations, the training needs, the training programs and the recruitment process. 
URL: http://www.reynoldsfoodpackaging.ca/en

 

 

Galenica, subsidiary of CooperSurgical
Customer profile: a global company dedicated to provide medical devices and procedure solutions that improve health care delivery to women
Supplied services: QA and Managerial Expertise, Consulting and Audit
Project: To provide assistance implementing a complete new QMS as per ISO 13485 and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed)
URL: http://www.coopersurgical.com/Pages/CooperHomePage.aspx

 

 

Mirtek Medical, acquired by BHM Medical
Customer profile: a global  manufacturer of ceiling lifts for patient transfers, including R&D
Supplied services: QA Expertise, Coaching A to Z, Training and Audit
Project: To provide assistance implementing a complete new QMS as per ISO 9001 and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed) and to prepare the future ISO 13485 implementation.
URL: http://www.bhm-medical.com

 

 

Solarcan
Customer profile: a manufacturer of PVC windows and steel doors including R&D
Supplied services: QA Expertise and Training
Project: To supply a training program for all personnel (22 persons) introducing how to understand and implement an efficient Quality Management System.
URL: http://www.solarcan.com/

 

 

Artmetal (Argentina), subsidiary of Dana Holding Corporation
Customer profile: a Argentine manufacturer of automotive brake parts and «first tiers» supplier of Ford (Argentina)
Supplied services: QA Expertise and Training
Project:  To supply a training program for 120 persons of the Buenos-Aires plant, introducing how to understand and implement an efficient Quality Management System  (QMS) as per QS 9000.
URL: http://www.dana.com

 

 

Outils Gladu, renamed NG NAP Gladu
Customer profile: a manufacturer of cutting tools and services for wood, metal and plastic industry
Supplied services: QA expertise, coaching A to Z, training and audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9001 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed)     URL: http://www.napgladu.com

 

 

Adfast Corp
Customer profile: a manufacturer and distributor of fastening systems and bonding solutions
Supplied services: QA expertise, coaching A to Z, training, and audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9001 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed) URL: http://www.adfastcorp.com/en

 

 

Montell Quebec plant, acquired by Lyondellbasel
Customer profile: a polypropylene compounds plant, subsidiary of  one of the world's largest polymers, chemicals and fuel companies before filing for bankruptcy protection in 2009 and its emergence in 2010 with a complete levered organization
Supplied services: Safety expertise, consulting, training and audit
Project: To supply a training program for 16 persons introducing how to understand and implement an efficient Safety Management System (SMS) as per the OHSA-GSP (Occupational Health and Safety) and ISO 10011.
URL: http://www.lyondellbasell.com/Aboutus

 

 

GlassShield
Customer profile: a manufacturer and distributor of high performance coatings including R&D
Supplied services: QA expertise, coaching A to Z, training, and audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9002 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed) URL: http://www.glass-shield.com

 

 

Industrial Container & Supply Co
Customer profile: a manufacturer and distributor of industrial packaging (metal, glass and plastic)
Supplied services: QA expertise, consulting and audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9002 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed). URL: http://www.industrialcontainer.com

 

 

Vibro-SystM
Customer profile: a manufacturer and distributor of its unique patented high tech vibration measuring and monitoring systems for large hydro, turbo or motor machineries
Supplied services: QA expertise, coaching A to Z, training and audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9001 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed)  URL: http://www.vibrosystm.com/en

 

 

Amcor Twinpak North America
Customer profile: a manufacturerof  thermoplastic PET bottles for carbonated soft drinks owned by Amcor
Supplied services: QA expertise, coaching A to Z , training and audit
Project: To provide assistance with the implementation of a complete new QMS as per ISO 9002 requirements and to prepare the initial certification by an independant third party (successful certification confirmed) URL: http://www.amcor.com/products_services/Carbonated_Soft_Drink_1L_28mm_PCO.html

 

 

Camoplast
Customer profile: a manufacturer and distributor of tracks and garments for snowmobile and off-road vehicles for the world leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
Supplied services: QA expertise, consulting and training
Project:  To supply a training program for a management team introducing how to understand and implement an efficient Quality Management System (QMS) as per ISO 9001.
URL: http://www.camoplast.com/en/index.php

Vifan Canada, subsidiary of Vibac Group
Customer profile: a worldwide manufacturer of packaging films and pressure sensitive tapes
Supplied services: QA expertise and training of 60 employees (College Ahuntsic)
Project: To supply a training program for 60 employees at Ahuntsic College introducing how to implement an efficient Quality Management System (QMS) as per CSA Z299 1985 (an ISO 9001 precursor)
URL: http://www.vibacgroup.com/index.php?SessID=9945508a827a5374d4bb59ff2f08b0bc

Beloit Canada, subsidiary of Harnischfeger, acquired later by Metso
Employer profile:
A North-American leading manufacturer of large paper-machines including design, fabrication, pre-assemblies, installation and after-sales services in Canada

Function of the employee (Gérard Blin): Quality Assurance Director, reporting to the CEO
Realizations from 1987 to 1990: Planning, organizing, directing and controlling the Quality Department c/w 29 persons and 1.9 M$ budget within an organization of 400 direct unionized employees and 40 direct and indirect staff:

Corporate frame of reference: Total Quality Management (TQM) and ISO 9001:1987.
URL: http://www.metso.com

Combustion Engineering Canada, acquired successively by ABB Group, Alstom and Westinghouse
Employer profile:
A North-American leader in the development of power systems (30,000 employees in the 1980s).

Function of the employee (Gérard Blin):  Quality Assurance Manager, reporting to the Corporate Quality Director
Realizations from 1985 to 1987: Planning, organizing, directing and controlling the Quality Department c/w 40 persons and 1.1 M$ budget within an organization of 730 persons including the administrative, engineering and sales personnel.

Corporate frame of reference: CSA Z299.1:1978, CSA Z299.2: 1979, CSA Z299.3:1979.
URL: http://www.alstom.com/power/fossil/

 

Velan-Rateau, a division of Alsthom Group, presently integrated into the AREVA Group
Employer profile:
The unique manufacturer of class 1 nuclear valves over 3”dia of the 58 French PWR nuclear plants.

Function of the employee (Gérard Blin): Quality Assurance Representative for North America, reporting to CEO
Realizations from 1979 to 1985: Assuring the conformity of the design, procurement, fabrication, tests and shipping of the class 1 nuclear valves imported to France.

Corporate frame of reference: ASME sect III, RCCM A5000, AIEA 50C-QA et ISO 9001:1987.
URL: http://www.areva.com/EN/operations-1669/reactors-services-nuclear-reactors-power-plant-services.html

 

Crane Canada
Employer profile:
A major manufacturer of sanitary wares (Quebec Pottery)

Function of the employee (Gérard Blin):  Manager of Plant maintenance and renovation & Conformance to regulations
Realizations from 1974 to 1979: Planning and assuring the permanence and the efficience of the production assets while maintening the full conformance to the applicable environmental regulations.

Corporate frame of reference: CSA Z299.3: 1975, National Building Code of Canada, Canadian Electrical Code and applicable environmental regulations.
URL: http://www.craneplumbing.ca/eng/index.asp

 

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

ISO, International Organization for Standardization, URL: http://www.iso.org/iso/fr/home.htm

CSA Standards (Canada), URL: http://www.csa.ca/cm/ca/en/home

SCC-CNN (Canada), URL: http://www.scc.ca/en/home

AFNOR Group (France), URL: http://www.afnor.org/en

COFRAC (France), URL: http://www.cofrac.fr/fr/construction/

ASQ, American Society for Quality, URL: http://asq.org/

ANAB (USA, URL: http://www.anab.org/

CNCA (China),  URL: http://219.238.178.49/Stop.asp

CWB Group (Canadian Welding Bureau) & QUASAR, URL: http://eng.cwbgroup.org/Pages/default.aspx

AWMAC (Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada), URL: http://www.awmac.com

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