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ISO 9001 Certification

Seal Methods Inc. provides in-house manufacturing of custom gaskets, seals, tapes, and precision die cuts for a wide array of industries. Because all our parts and components are fabricated on site, we guarantee that you’ll receive the highest level of quality control during every step of the process involved in your project. SMI is committed to continually improving the quality of our products, services, and quality management systems in order to stay up to date with the current industry standards of customer demand and satisfaction.

The following are different aspects of our quality assurance guarantee:

  • Commitment to excellence in dependability and quality for all products and services
  • Strict condition standards for every stage of the fabrication process
  • Top-caliber laboratories for thorough testing to align with international standards
  • Quality stations at various locations to ensure the quality standards are adhered to

ISO 9001:2015 &  IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Seal Methods Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 &  IATF 16949:2016 registered company. Our quality assurance department is trained to meet the stringent requirements of ISO certification. ISO 9001:2015 &  IATF 16949:2016 is a technical qualification that ensures the continual improvement of quality management systems, prevention of defects in components and systems, and adherence to international standards for quality assurance. It is based on the ISO 9001 standard first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and the Technical Committee of the ISO. The first version of the ISO/IATF 16949 was published in 1999 as ISO/IATF 16949:1999.

This certification uses an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system that help an organization:

  1. Demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs and requirements of customer and applicable statutes and regulations
  2. Enhance customer satisfaction by improving the system and assuring conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

These international standards are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its size or the products and services it provides.

Scope of ISO 9001:2015 &  IATF 16949:2016 Certification

The scope of the ISO 9001 certification includes customer focus, leadership, employee engagement, process optimization, systemic improvement, data-informed decision making, and managing relationships with partners and vendors.

Customer Focus

  • Understand the needs of existing and future customers
  • Align organizational objectives with customer needs and expectations
  • Meet customer requirements
  • Measure customer satisfaction
  • Manage customer relationships
  • Aim to exceed customer expectations


  • Establish a vision and direction for the organization
  • Set challenging goals
  • Model organizational values
  • Establish trust
  • Equip and empower employees
  • Recognize employee contributions

Employee Engagement

  • Ensure that people’s abilities are used and valued
  • Make people accountable
  • Enable participation in continual improvement
  • Evaluate individual performance
  • Enable learning and knowledge sharing
  • Enable open discussion of problems and constraints

Process Optimization

  • Manage activities as processes
  • Measure the capability of activities
  • Identify linkages between activities
  • Prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Deploy resources effectively

Systemic Improvement

  • Improve organizational performance and capabilities
  • Align improvement activities
  • Empower people to make improvements
  • Measure improvement consistently
  • Celebrate improvements

Evidence-based Decision Making

  • Ensure the accessibility of accurate and reliable data
  • Use appropriate methods to analyze data
  • Make decisions based on analysis
  • Balance data analysis with practical experience

Relationship Management

  • Identify and select suppliers to manage costs, optimize resources, and create value
  • Establish relationships considering both the short and long term
  • Share expertise, resources, information, and plans with partners
  • Collaborate on improvement and development activities
  • Recognize supplier successes

SMI’s ISO 9001:2015 &  IATF 16949:2016 covers design, development, and fabrication of our automotive-related products and services. Our ISO certification guarantees that customers around the world can be assured of the reliability of the parts and components they purchase from auto manufacturers. As one of the first fabricators in our industry to achieve ISO 9001:2015 &  IATF 16949:2016 certification, we at SMI are well acquainted with the specific steps and systems needed to ensure safety and comfort for our clients.