West Yorkshire based fabricator, Quickslide, has been awarded a Gold CMS Certification Mark from certification providers, CENSolutions. This is the sixth year that Quickslide has received the Gold level certification, an achievement that illustrates the company’s ongoing commitment to quality and manufacturing processes.
The Gold CMS Certification Mark represents the highest level of endorsement from CENSolutions, which audits Quickslide twice a year in order to assess the standard of its products and the operation of its systems and procedures.
In its most recent inspection, Quickslide reportedly achieved its best appraisal to date, scoring 100% for its aluminium windows and doors, 96% for its PVC product range and 98% for its insulated sealed glass units.
Quickslide’s managing director, Ben Weber, commented: “We are very proud to receive another Gold CMS Certification Mark, firstly because we have worked extremely hard to constantly maintain our high standards, but also as it demonstrates just how serious we are about the quality of our product and service.
“In the current climate, where levels of demand are high and limitations on supply are putting a strain on working relationships, our installer partners can be assured that we remain focused on manufacturing to the highest standards in the industry.”
Quickslide’s windows and doors are tested annually for compliance to enhanced security standard PAS 24: 2016 as well as BS 6375 for weather performance. Its manufacturing processes are also externally verified by ER Certification, to ensure the fabricator meets the required testing and manufacturing criteria to satisfy product standards and certification schemes.
“At Quickslide we are always looking at ways of enhancing our standards, processes and the end quality of our products,” continued Ben. “We appreciate that no business, including Quickslide, can achieve perfection, however we are always striving to improve our methods to consistently get as close to this as possible.
“This proactive approach has proved to be invaluable, allowing us to identify further improvements, highlight any quality concerns that occur and to put measures in place to prevent issues from happening – even throughout the challenging COVID period, which has presented its own set of significant challenges. The business quickly moved to three production shifts with higher staff volumes – rather than its usual single shift – despite the complexities of maintaining our quality levels with more active staff, more products being made and across 120 working hours.
To help support this, over the last 12 months, we have introduced more regular and extensive quality assessments with our senior management team, all our factory team leaders, our transport manager and our customer care team. During these unprecedented times for the industry, clear communication has never been more important and by working even more effectively with our team and suppliers, we can ensure the quality of materials and the quality of our products doesn’t fall short of our high standards,” concluded Ben.