Ellsworth Adhesives Europe ISO 9001:2008 Certification
East Kilbride, UK (December 29, 2009)- Ellsworth Adhesives Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ellsworth Corporation, received expanded certification to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standards, 2 December 2009 for new operations added to the East Kilbride facility. The certification renews certification of the Ellsworth Adhesives distribution business, and adds European operations for Glue Dots International and Kitpackers Ltd. NQA provided the certificate of registration.
Ellsworth Adhesives Ltd supplies industrial adhesives, sealants, coatings, electronic encapsulants, chemicals, and dispensing equipment to more than 1000 customers throughout Europe. With branch locations in Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Spain, and France, Ellsworth Adhesives Ltd is a major supplier of products from Dow Corning, Henkel/Loctite, Dymax, Bostik, Sika, Lord, OK International, Glue Dots International and many other leading suppliers.
Commenting on the renewed and expanded certificate of registration, John Henderson, Managing Director of Ellsworth Europe, stated "We are very pleased with our ISO 9001 certification. We consider our Quality Management Systems to be a vital competitive advantage for our business. In combination with the great support we get from our suppliers, we are confident that our service performance will improve from already outstanding levels."
Glue Dots International maintains production for Europe markets at the East Kilbride location, and the Certificate of Registration covers those operations. John Downs, President of Glue Dots International based in New Berlin, WI USA, commented "Our business in Europe continues to expand very rapidly. This certification is an important next step in our plans to develop new production capabilities in Europe." Glue Dots International manufactures and markets pressure sensitive adhesives dispensed on release liner backing for Industrial and Consumer applications. Adhesive patterns range from dots to beads. The company also manufactures equipment for dispensing adhesive rolls. KitPackers Ltd is a contract packager specialising in the packaging of adhesives, sealants, encapsulants, potting systems, and other specialty chemicals including silicone fluids. Jamie Ellsworth, President of KitPackers Company, stated "Our customers expect quality and consistency when they specify us as their chemical packager. ISO certification for our European operation helps solidify our reputation." The certification is valid through 16th April 2013.