Rimera Plant in Chelyabinsk Successfully Passes Annual QMS Audit

06.05.2013



The SOT manufacturing company, a member of Rimera Group, has undergone a quality management system (QMS) audit for compliance with the ST RK ISO 9001-2009 standard.

Rimera Plant in Chelyabinsk Successfully Passes Annual QMS Audit

Rimera Plant in Chelyabinsk Successfully Passes Annual QMS Audit

The auditors’ positive opinion is a testament to the company’s ability to manufacture products for Kazakhstan’s energy sector.
The QMS audit covered two SOT sites in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk within several days. Employees of the QS Azia Sertik certification center found no irregularities after examining the operation of the production and planning departments, production sites, human resources and sales services and other SOT divisions. According to the expert opinion, the overall QMS process performance at SOT reached 90 percent in 2012, 1.3 percent higher than in 2011.
ST RK ISO 9001-2009 is a national standard of Kazakhstan. Regular inspections are a requirement for certified vendors that wish to do business with national oil and gas companies. SOT has been an ST RK ISO 9001-2009 certified vendor since 2005. SOT’s Magnitogorsk site was awarded the certificate in 2011.
Kazakhstan has been a key CIS market for Rimera and ChelPipe’s pipe-making division for many years. The company supplies Kazakhstan’s national energy sector with a broad range of products: from pipes and bends to pumpjacks and various pump variants. ChelPipe and Rimera products have been used in large-scale pipeline projects such as the Atasu-Alashankou, Central Asia–China and Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent pipelines.

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