"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."
This premise applies to our manufactured chains, as well as to the process chains in our company. The reliability and safety of our products is central to our business. Our worldwide quality commitment is reflected in our integrated QM / UM-System, which ensure all RUD employees comply with the high quality and environmental standards we set.
"RUD creates products that meet the needs and expectations of customers in terms of suitability for use, safety, reliability and durability. Our products also incorporate environmentally friendly designs."
Extract from the RUD QM/UM Management Manual, Quality Policy
Quality and environmental protection have a long tradition in the RUD Group
Already in 1953 the first quality audit took place at RUD. The objective of this audit was to achieve an allocation for the H1 - stamp, which was successfully passed. So RUD was the first manufacturer of quality chains who received the H - stamp.
At the end of the 1980s the basis for a quality management system was laid by the at that time new standard ISO 9001.
In 1992, the successful certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001 took place. Again, RUD was the first company in the chain industry, which decreed a certified quality management system according to the international standard ISO 9001. In the late 90s an environmental management system was also developed and introduced to ISO 14001.
In 2001, the quality management system according to ISO 9001 and the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 have integrated and are also certified as an integrated system.
As of 2007, an energy management system has been systematically developed and introduced. This was adapted in 2012 to the international ISO 50001 standard and certificated at the end of 2012. Numerous other industry and product-specific approvals and certifications by authorities, classifier of shipping, professional associations and inspection companies extend the proof of our quality.
The certified quality management system makes a significant contribution to the quality of our RUD products. In conjunction with the two other certified environmental and energy management systems to ensure the quality and process of careful and efficient use of resources is done. Our products are thus characterized by the highest quality and environmental compatibility.