Teleflex ISO 9001 Implementation


Teleflex manufactures products and provides services for the automotive, marine, industrial, medical, and aerospace markets worldwide. Teleflex (Canada) Ltd. designs and manufactures mechanical and hydraulic steering systems and specialized heaters and stoves for military use.


High growth had stretched resources to the limit. Andrew McFadyen, Director of Engineering, had been assigned the responsibility of achieving ISO 9001 registration within a year. This was an aggressive goal, given the additional demands on people’s time and the changes required in Teleflex’s culture.


JDQ had previously provided a successful, eight week, hands-on, problem solving training session to ESL-challenged Teleflex employees. JDQ was selected for this assignment for our project management skills, ISO 9001/QS-9000 experience, and credibility with Teleflex’ design engineers. JDQ provided:

  • project management and advice on the integration of ISO 9001 requirements with the requirements of Teleflex’s existing business processes,
  • the setup and infrastructure for an intranet-based quality manual and document control system,
  • quality procedure documentation, training and auditing assistance,
  • advice on the requirements and selection of ISO9001 registrars.


The new quality system was implemented and registered in nine months.

Andrew McFadyen comments, “I met my corporate objective. With this quality system, we are not burdened with paperwork. We can focus on continual improvement. I can see that our company culture has changed for the better. We have adopted an attitude that we can be world class.”

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