ISO Certification

BIRNS, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

OXNARD, CA – BIRNS, Inc., an industry leader in designing and manufacturing unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and cable assemblies for some of the planet’s most demanding environments, has announced that it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification.

BIRNS is renowned for developing solutions tailored for exceptionally rigorous applications, including nuclear reactors, oceanic deep submergence and diving decompression usage.  Since its inception in 1954, BIRNS has adhered to both its own painstaking internal standards of testing, and complied with the requisite auditing and individual certifications for major entities in the nuclear, armed forces and hazardous environment markets.

In fact, BIRNS’ long history of successfully delivering high performance solutions to these exacting industries has resulted in more than 80 percent of the US nuclear power facilities using BIRNS underwater lighting products.  Additionally, clients like the US Navy rely on BIRNS to supply life sustaining connector solutions for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHO) projects.

The ISO 9001:2008 is recognized internationally as a benchmark of quality and management systems, and requires a series of meticulous, exacting audits and assessments of both company procedures and organization from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  “While our own rigorous quality control regulations are even stricter than those of ISO, achieving this recognition is a major affirmation of BIRNS’ ongoing commitment to the highest standards for design and delivery of complex solutions,” says Eric Birns, company President and CEO.  “Over the years we’ve been honored to partner with organizations that rely on us to meet demanding goals and deliver on our promises, and this certification is another important way to substantiate our reputation for excellence.”

Exceeding expectations and regulations is part of BIRNS’ successful history.  For example, BIRNS’ popular marine grade lighting products exceed the safety and design standards of both Lloyd’s of London and Underwriters Laboratories; BIRNS Blackbirn™ Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) products exceed Det Norske Veritas (DNV) requirements; and the company’s chamber penetrators are tested in a manner that exceeds the stringent parameters of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

About BIRNS, Inc.
Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications.  For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033
Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙ www.birns.com.