11 July 2017
Infineum Zhangjiagang blending plant has recently received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management systems. The plant was opened last year by Infineum, a world leader in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels.
ISO 9001:2008, the accepted standard in 175 countries, is one of the world's most mature and widely accepted industry standards for quality control. Receiving this certification signifies that the Zhangjiagang plant has integrated world-class management systems into all areas of its operations and is fully capable of delivering a reliable supply of high-quality products that meet all regulatory requirements, as well as customers' most stringent demands. This certification is the latest in a series of major milestones signifying the plant's steady progress and continual improvement of operational capacity.
Mr. Fu Limin, President of Infineum Greater China, commented on the significance of this latest accomplishment.
We are extremely pleased to see the Zhangjiagang plant receive ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management systems. This achievement is a reflection of how tirelessly Infineum pursue excellence in product quality and perfection in our business management systems. It is also a strong guarantee of our reliable supply and high-quality products for our customers. Congratulations to the Zhangjiagang team on this important achievement!
Founded as a joint venture between ExxonMobil and the Royal Dutch Shell oil company, Infineum is one of the world's top producers of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels, reliably supplying markets with high-quality products that truly deliver on its brand promise of ‘Performance You Can Rely On.’
The Zhangjiagang blending plant is an important strategic distribution link in the global supply chain for Infineum, providing the Chinese market with top-quality products and professional technical services. This solid foundation for supply and customer services is a key strategic pillar of Infineum to realize sustainable development on a global scale.
To ensure that the regional operations in China strictly follow its global standards for safety, quality and environmental protection, the construction and operations of the Zhangjiagang plant were executed in strict compliance with the company's exacting operations and management standards starting from the earliest stages of planning. Now, the Zhangjiagang plant has successfully passed audits by DNV GL, a third-party registrar and classification society, to earn its ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certification after completing its first year of operations. This accomplishment is the result of the Zhangjiagang management team's hard work and proactive compliance efforts, which included compiling a complete set of quality management system documents for all of the plant's production processes, standardizing work processes and strengthening awareness of quality management.
Mr. GAO Feng, Infineum Zhangjiagang Plant Manager, shared his expectations for the newly certified plant. "ISO 9001:2008 certification will propel our Zhangjiagang plant to achieve an even higher standard of operations and a new level of excellence. Looking forward, our plant will continue to improve internal management. Specifically, we will maintain our focus on our core value of ensuring safety and increasing operational efficiency in order to provide the market with even higher-quality and more reliable products and services. I am confident this will both support and accelerate the growth of business for Infineum in China."