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Lincoln, a leader in lubrication fittings, recently achieved QS-9000 registration. This quality system applies to suppliers of the automotive industry.
Based on ISO 9001, QS-9000 was developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group and also has been adopted by various truck manufacturers. Lincoln achieved registration in approximately one year. The process consisted of four steps: analysis, procedure improvement, documentation and internal auditing. Third-party registrar QMI, a division of CSA International, awarded the registration.
QS-9000 is one of Lincoln's many quality achievements. The company was the first lubrication and industrial pump manufacturer to achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
“The achievement of QS-9000 registration is truly a reflection of the commitment and dedication of our people,” said Lincoln president Mark Schroepfer. “It represents our ongoing efforts to provide exceptional quality products and service to our automotive customers.”
Established in 1910, Lincoln is a subsidiary of Pentair Inc. of St. Paul, Minn. A world leader in the manufacture and sale of lubrication and industrial pumping equipment for industry, Lincoln is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.