Ajinomoto’s North Carolina Plant Receives ISO 9001 Certification Certification reinforces Ajinomoto’s commitment to providing the highest standards of product quality and customer satisfaction Business Wire RALEIGH, N.C. -- May 6, 2013 Ajinomoto North America, Inc. today announced it has received ISO 9001 certification at its North Carolina plant. ISO 9001 is an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) program with voluntary standards that aims to acknowledge specifications for products, services and good practices. Practicing ISO 9001 standards reinforces Ajinomoto North America’s dedication to producing high quality products and providing exceptional service to its customers. The two-year application process required several plant updates including improvements to the Training Management System (TMS) and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) system. By obtaining ISO 9001 certification, Ajinomoto guarantees its commitment to efficient work practices and business objectives, resulting in easily defined responsibilities, reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction, amongst other benefits. Ajinomoto was the first manufacturer to produce pharmaceutical grade amino acids and continues to be the only pharmaceutical L-amino acid manufacturer in the United States. Its North Carolina plant previously obtained its Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certificate from the FDA, which ensures regulatory review and inspection policies based upon adoption of the latest technological advances within the pharmaceutical industry. “We aim to provide the highest quality practices and processes for all of our product lines throughout the entire manufacturing process,” said Mike Lish, vice president of Ajinomoto North America. “The ISO 9001 certification benefits our business partners, bulk purchasers and bio teams. In addition, it demonstrates our dedication to the Ajinomoto Group Way, which expresses the values shared among all the companies of the Ajinomoto Group.” Please visit www.ajiaminoscience.com to learn more about Ajinomoto’s dedication to the quality and safety of its patented amino acid production technology and practices. About Ajinomoto North America, Inc. Ajinomoto is the leading global supplier of pharmaceutical and research-grade amino acids. Leveraging its unrivaled foundation of more than 50 years experience identifying, refining, and marketing amino acids, Ajinomoto North America, Inc. continues to innovate and set new industry standards for manufacturing and related services within the fermentation and expression fields. Building on its legacy, Amino Acid Technologies has transitioned the same level of quality and performance into new core competencies in the areas of recombinant protein expression and peptide synthesis. These new processes enable pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop high-quality products that were previously thought to be too complicated or expensive to produce. Ajinomoto North America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. For more information, please refer to http://www.ajiaminoscience.com/Default.aspx##. Contact: Crossroads Public Relations for Ajinomoto North America, Inc. Molly Thompson, 919-821-2822 email@example.com Mobile:919-605-0022
Ajinomoto’s North Carolina Plant Receives ISO 9001 Certification
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