SCHURTER AG Quality Management
The SCHURTER name stands for products meeting the highest demands. SCHURTER achieves its outstanding overall quality through the consistent and steadfast application of the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model. SCHURTER's management system - certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 - links quality and environmental management, social responsibility and occupational safety.
We use the methods of SIX SIGMA for consistently bringing our processes into alignment with the needs of our customers. We record critical process values, identify improvement potential and systematically implement improvements. Process parameters such as ppm and cpk show us which processes conform to the demanding SIX SIGMA standard and where additional measures are necessary, while at the same time providing our partners and customers with evidence of our advanced process capability. SIX SIGMA is today and will be in the future the basis of excellent processes at SCHURTER.
SCHURTER has, from the development to the production stage, inserted specific inspection points to prevent errors or identify them in the process. New products and processes are investigated in reviews and using Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA). Initial sample inspections are performed to qualify product alterations. Using SPC (Statistical Process Control) and CAQ (Computer Aided Quality Control), we monitor and control manufacturing processes. Each year, we implement over 700 improvements, aiming for a SIX SIGMA level of 3.6 ppm (3.6 errors (parts) per million parts).