Congratulations G-NAC!

Photo from left: Cannan Christ - Management Rep., Jim Lee – SimpleQuE President, Toshikazu Mitsugi - G-NAC President
Photo from left: Cannan Christ – Management Rep., Jim Lee – SimpleQuE President, Toshikazu Mitsugi – G-NAC President

Congratulations! G-TEKT North America Corp. (G-NAC) achieved its ISO 9001:2015 certification! G-NAC enlisted the services of simpleQuE consultants, Don Milinkovich and Jim Lee to provide Quality System Implementation Support to prepare their office in Dublin, OH for certification, which they received through BSI.

G-NAC provides design and R&D services to automotive OEMS; and sales, new model design services and production equipment for the factories that manufacture automotive vehicle frame, transmission and engine components. What’s next for G-NAC? Over the next two years they’ll be working on IATF 16949 implementation for their new plant with ISO 14001 to follow after that.

G-TEKT has an environmental philosophy that places the highest priority on the conservation of the global and local environments. “As a member of the society responsible for passing on the green Earth to the next generation, it shall strive to both engage in environmentally considerate business activities and help conserve the global environment under the slogan, ‘The Earth is our shared resource’.”

G-TEKT sets a great example for responsible stewardship!

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