Quality Management at GBn
GBn has been certified pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9000 ff. since 1997, currently according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. We naturally guarantee accurate process monitoring and sustainable efficiency tests for our customers and partners.
The quality manager with his special field of responsibility reports directly to the Board. Our sensitised and specially trained technical staff perform not only visual checks but also use various specific measured values from pre-treatment, production, right through to the final inspection. Our OEM products are 100 % tested according to our customers’ specifications. Customer audits are common and confirm the consistency and transparency of our processes.
Trustful purchasing relationships exist with suppliers of materials (chemicals, metals, solutions, pigments). On account of the systematic assessment and monitoring of our suppliers as well as our internal quality management system, we are able to maintain a high level of consistency for our production solutions. This is a sound basis for excellent production results.
We are well aware of our responsibility to the environment. It is our concern to encourage an in-plant environmental policy, to pursue ecological goals and to establish a corresponding environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001. This also includes our internal energy management. Numerous resources have already been saved and the environmental impact therefore reduced, for example through heat recovery.
Since some of our customers are integrated in the supply chain of the automotive industry, we also work on the basis of ISO/TS 16949. A large share of our process organisation is aligned to this.
Our goal is to meet the requirements for certification in this field as well as in environmental management.
We use state-of-the-art measurement technology to check our products’ conformance to specified quality criteria, e.g.
- various spectrometers to measure photometric values in integrating spheres
- measuring microscopes and profile projectors to measure geometries with an accuracy of 1/100 mm
- reflection and transmission spectrometers in the range from 200–1100 nm
- rheometers to measure the viscosity of coating solutions
- tensiometers for contact angle measurements in order to assess surface tensions