BRADFORD, Pa., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zippo Manufacturing Company, maker of the iconic Zippo Windproof Lighter and a growing line of lifestyle and outdoor products, is pleased to announce it has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification by meeting international standards for quality management systems at the company's manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Zippo's manufacturing management system was registered as ISO 9001:2008 compliant following an in-depth audit process conducted by NSF International, an internationally accredited third party registrar headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Zippo Vice President of Operations Tim Van Horn said, "The ISO certification indicates that Zippo has a strong and consistent management system that produces a quality, high-end product. The entire Zippo team has put substantial effort into making sure that Zippo continues to exceed the ISO guidelines and manufacture our products to meet the highest possible standards."
ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are consistent, reliable and of good quality, while also helping businesses find ways to reduce cost by minimizing waste and errors, key tools for increasing productivity. ISO International Standards also help companies access new markets and facilitate free and fair global trade.
NSF International's lead auditor on Zippo's certification, Garry Puglio, said, "It has been a pleasure to work with the Zippo team to achieve their ISO 9001:2008 registration. From the commitment of Zippo's upper management to the cooperation of the entire workforce, the company's commitment to high standards of integrity and quality is readily apparent."
One of the most recognized brands in the world, Zippo was founded in the fall of 1932 by George G. Blaisdell in Bradford, Pennsylvania, where it has manufactured over 550 million windproof lighters. With the exception of improvements to the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, the product remains unchanged and is backed by the company's famous lifetime guarantee – "It works, or we fix it free.™" Zippo's diverse product line includes lighters and accessories; butane candle lighters; fragrance, and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts. Zippo markets in nearly 200 countries and also owns the Ronson brand of lighters and fuel and W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, both based in Bradford, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Zippo.com.
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