Northwire achieves ISO 13485 certification |

Northwire achieves ISO 13485 certification

 OSCEOLA, Wis. – February 14, 2012 – Northwire announced its certification to ISO 13485:2003.  The company’s facilities are ISO 13485:2003-certified to the quality management standard for the design and manufacture of wire, cable and assemblies for medical devices and related services to include contract manufacturing and original design manufacturing.

The certification is an internationally recognized quality management system standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  The addition of ISO 13485 strengthens Northwire’s ISO 9001 certification and bolsters the company’s new customer-driven line of contract manufactured products engineered from concept-to-completion by NWI’s Lab 360.
“Northwire’s ISO 13485 certification advances our steady growth in life science markets, and expands NWI’s Lab 360 engineering model that rapidly delivers customers’ requirements from concept-to-completion,” said Northwire president Michael Conger.  “Customers want quality solutions for all life-cycle stages in contract manufacturing, assemblies, technical cable, and retractiles.  From concept to completion, our team leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management, and American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing, and quality to achieve the shortest lead times on any volume.”
 Engineered from concept-to-completion, NWI’s new Lab 360 offers research and development, new product development, prototype, pilot models and clinical trials, low volume through full volume production, life-cycle innovation, and logistics.  Subject matter experts help customers navigate complex domestic and international standards, agency compliance, and environmental regulations as well as electrical, mechanical, ergonomic, aesthetic, and end-user requirements.  Custom products delivered in five days or fewer, quotes in 24 hours or less, rapid solutions for connectors, assemblies, and contract manufacturing available upon request.
Northwire is ISO 13485:2003- and ISO 9001:2008-certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management, and American Society for Quality.  The company’s quality control laboratory is a self-qualified CSA testing facility under ISO 17025.  This laboratory subjects the company’s products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush, oil, and temperature resistance.   ITAR registered, Northwire’s CAGE Code is 7V821. Northwire also maintains various UL, CSA, IEEE, and MSHA approvals and works closely with supply chain partners to offer FDA-approved and RoHS- and REACH-compliant and food grade materials.


About Northwire            
Northwire, Inc., is celebrating over 40 years of innovation and is a registered woman-owned small business with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  The company is the premier partner in the design, manufacture, and contract manufacturing of custom technical products including cable, retractiles assemblies, and contract manufacturing for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, government, industrial, machine vision, lighting, underwater, and more.  Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.


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