Since the Company was founded in 1992, MALSA has always been driven by the aim of implementing the great knowledge and experience of our professionals in every field of our Industry. This has allowed us to obtain always the maximum potential from the technologies involved in the High Pressure Die Casting of Aluminum alloys.
As MALSA developed, the concepts of evolution and change took deep roots in the Organization. The strategic approach of the Board aligned with the “Continuous Improvement”, fact that promoted the progression of our Manufacturing process. We left the low-to-medium difficulty parts sector to undertake much more ambitious projects. Nowadays, we manufacture high performance and high complexity molds and tools that allow us to produce far more complex parts, with very precise technical specifications and fairly demanding tightness requirements.
After this great technical improvement, we realized that this product and manufacturing process quality we had reached could not keep developing without the corresponding Quality Management System. Therefore, we decided to adjust the existing Management System to the ISO 9001 international standard, whose certificate was obtained for the first time in 1999, and whose recertification has been achieved according to its last version in December 2016.
Although the implementation of the ISO 9001 Standard opened MALSA the doors of new and prestigious clients and raised the turnover considerably, the Board knew that MALSA could not afford staying in this comfort zone and had to keep improving day after day. Hence, at beginning of 2016 the Company took the path of the IATF 16949 (old ISO TS 16949). This standard in which we expect to be certified by December 2017 will not only enable the Company to enter new markets but also will help us meet the quality requirements of the Automotive Industry.
ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 Standards will then be part of an Integrated Quality Management System, which will also gather the quality requirements of the ISO 14001. The aim is to be certified in this last standard by the end of 2018. This goal of introducing an Environmental Management System demonstrates that we are not only concerned about the quality, costs and timing of the projects but also about minimizing the impact our activity could have on the environment.
Only by means of ensuring product quality (through the best manufacturing technologies) and management process quality (through an Integrated Quality Management), will MALSA be able to fulfill the market expectations.