Tripp Lite Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification for Quality Excellence

Oct 17, 2002, 01:00 ET from Tripp Lite

    CHICAGO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Lite, a world leader in the
 manufacture of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce it has been
 awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification.  Tripp Lite is among the first 10% of ISO
 9000 certified businesses in the U.S. to achieve this prestigious
     ISO 9001 certification is recognized throughout the world as the highest
 standard of design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and service
 excellence for corporations to achieve.  The International Organization for
 Standardization (ISO) is an internationally accepted federation of national
 standards bodies representing more than 140 countries. The new ISO 9001:2000
 standard requires corporations to develop a stringent quality management
 system that promotes continuous improvement and enhances customer
 satisfaction.  Tripp Lite was awarded certification by its third party
 registrar, AIB Vincotte (AV USA).  Tripp Lite was previously certified to the
 ISO 9002: 1994 version.
     "By achieving this milestone, Tripp Lite has positioned itself as a leader
 in power protection quality excellence and has proven its commitment to
 providing the very best service at all levels of our organization," states
 Keelin Wyman, Tripp Lite's Executive Vice-President.  "With the new ISO 9001
 certification, Tripp Lite continues to demonstrate its ongoing dedication to
 meet and exceed its customers' expectations for high quality, reliable power
 protection products."
     About Tripp Lite
     As the world's leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, Tripp
 Lite's innovations include the world's first UPS system designed specifically
 for personal computers, and the world's most trusted premium surge
 suppressor -- the Isobar(R) -- with more than 14 million in use.  Tripp Lite
 maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with
 more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, surge suppressors,
 line conditioners, power inverters, cables, connectivity products and network
 management accessories.  Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Tripp Lite maintains a
 global presence with fully-staffed offices worldwide.
     Enhanced service and innovative products have been Tripp Lite standards
 for more than 80 years.  Additional information, including a list of Tripp
 Lite's sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by
 visiting Tripp Lite's Web site: .
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