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Understanding ISO 9001:2015 and Its Benefits for Companies

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Understanding ISO 9001:2015 and Its Benefits for Companies

Ever came across ISO 9001:2015 but never really know what it means? ISO 9001:2015 is a version of ISO certifications that acts as a kind of global guardian, crafting and sharing standards that help ensure things run smoothly in industries all over the world. Picture it as a team effort among experts striving to guarantee that everything from products to services meets high-quality, safe, and efficient standards. Our work ensures that when you use something, it’s reliable and compatible, no matter where you are.


ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. It’s like the conductor of a global symphony, orchestrating the creation and dissemination of standards that ensure everything from the products we use to the services we rely on meet certain benchmarks of quality, safety, and efficiency. So, in essence, ISO means setting the bar for excellence and reliability across a vast array of industries and practices worldwide.

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The “9001” in ISO 9001 specifically refers to a standard within the ISO family that outlines requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS). ISO 9001 essentially lays down the guidelines for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a quality management system within an organization.


In the context of ISO 9001:2015, the “2015” signifies the version of the ISO 9001 standard that was released in that year. This version represents the latest set of guidelines and requirements for quality management systems as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 9001:2015 still remains the latest version of ISO 9001.

Special Steel & Alliance’s Commitment to Quality

At Special Steel & Alliance, we are at the forefront of the specialized steel industry—offering products like hot work steel, cold work steel, plastic mould steel, and stainless steel, tailored to the unique needs of our clients.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification presented by Special Steel & Alliance Sdn Bhd
ISO 9001:2015 Certification presented by Special Steel & Alliance Sdn Bhd

In 2001, Special Steel & Alliance achieved accreditation to ISO 9001:2001, demonstrating our commitment to quality management standards. Subsequently, in 2008, we underwent a renewal process and successfully attained accreditation to ISO 9001:2008. This reaffirms our dedication to continuous improvement and excellence in providing high-quality products and services to our valued customers. Continuing this tradition of excellence, we proudly announce that in 2016, we embraced the latest advancements in quality standards by attaining accreditation to ISO 9001:2015.

At Special Steel & Alliance, not only we trade steel; we provide solutions that meet precise client requirements, from cut-to-size services to custom fabrication. ISO 9001:2015 is not just a certificate on the wall—it’s a promise of quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. In the realm of special steel, where precision and reliability are paramount, ISO 9001:2015 isn’t just beneficial; it’s essential.

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