ACR ARTEX receives AS9100: Rev C Certification

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - ACR Electronics, Inc., manufacturer of the ACR and Artex brands of safety and survival products, today announced that its Fort Lauderdale facility has successfully achieved AS9100: Rev C implementation and certification. This is an upgrade from their ISO 9001:2008 registry and still includes the same requirements.

"Artex and ACR earn its customers' trust and continued business by building the world's most reliable products that consistently meets our strict quality requirements," said Michael Wilkerson, General Manager of ACR Electronics, Inc. "Our Production System which includes our Quality Management System (QMS), ensures that we always meet those requirements, our customers require it, but more importantly the nature of our products require it.  Our products must work the first time, every time to ensure that their emergency signal is transmitted to Search and Rescue, through continuous improvement and monitoring our quality objectives we produce quality life saving products."

Developed specifically for the aviation, space and defense industries, the AS9100 standard was established by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) for the purpose of achieving significant industry improvements in quality, safety, and customer service, as well as reductions in cost throughout the value stream. AS9100 is globally recognized and incorporates best practices from across the aerospace and defense industry. The latest revision of AS9100, known as Rev. C, places additional emphasis on risk management and mitigation, stresses supply chain management controls, and assigns greater focus on planning and project management, which are all designed to ensure a higher level of customer satisfaction and quality.

The registration was granted by TUV USA, which offers ANSI-RAB accredited certification to AS9100.  Ken Stachurski, Director of Quality at ARTEX, ACR Electronics, Inc. explained, "Our AS9100 certification validates that our QMS defines and manages processes that meet critical-to-quality industry requirements as affirmed by a global third-party registrar. With these policies and practices in place we can assure our customers world-class quality and reliability of our products and services, as well as the reassurance of on-time delivery and satisfaction."

About ACR Electronics, Inc.

ACR designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products under the ARTEX and ACR brand names including ELTs, EPIRBs, PLBs, SART, Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Search Lights and safety accessories.  The quality management systems of this facility have been certified by TUV USA to AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008.  Recognized as the world leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR and ARTEX have provided safety equipment to the aviation and marine industries as well as to the military since 1956. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and employs over 180 at its manufacturing facility there.

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