Wathena, KS (July 27, 2021) — Summit Truck Bodies, a US manufacturer focused on supplying high-quality, innovative, and comprehensive service truck solutions that exceed customer expectations, announces that the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system. Summit Truck Bodies certification scope includes the design, manufacturing, and assembly of truck bodies at the Wathena, KS facility. Lou Dreon, the Policy and Procedures Supervisor at Summit, is responsible for maintaining the NTEA MVP status and achieving the ISO9001 certification. Regarding the accreditation, Dreon commented,
“Obtaining ISO 9001 certification places the company in a very elite category. Summit’s commitment to become and then retain an ISO9001 certification contributes to increased confidence in the organization and establishes the company at a level above: or higher than its competitors. The result is Summit having a competitive advantage over our non-certified competitors, higher customer satisfaction, and the likelihood of increased sales.”
ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized quality management standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification provides a model for companies to build an effective quality management system. ISO:9001 helps businesses prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Obtained by thorough, extensive external audits performed by SAI Global, a leading global management systems Certification Body, the certification aims to enhance customer satisfaction by effectively applying a company’s quality management system, including continual review and improvement processes.
The achievement of this certification reinforces Summit’s commitment to delivering a superior customer experience, developing and maintaining successful partnerships, and meeting needs through a unique customer-focused buying process, high-quality manufacturing, and exceptional after-sales support.