Availon, a global service provider for all turbine brands, has received full HSEQ certification for its wind-farm servicing operations in Italy and Spain — according to international quality, environmental, and work safety standards.
“HSEQ Certifications are of rising economic importance for ISPs,” explained Co-Managing Director and CFO Markus Spitzer. “We service wind turbines in Spain and Italy with a total value in the high millions. The certification gives turbine owners the added certainty that their turbines are in competent hands with us, and is an important decision-making criterion for new customers.”
The Availon Group’s matrix certification is reaching full maturity now that the conformity of its corporation-wide management system with the ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), and BS OHSAS 18001 (work safety) standards is certified at the group’s subsidiaries in Spain and Italy.
This will be completed with the planned certification of the U.S. subsidiaries over the course of 2016, as confirmed by Jana Andresen, Environment, Health, and Safety Quality Management (EHS QM), and Olaf Kleesch, Director of Global Technical Support & Engineering at the company’s headquarters in Rheine, Germany.
Managing Director Ulrich Schomakers commented: “Top service quality and the protection of employees and the environment have been part of Availon’s DNA from the very beginning, and are supported by our integrated management system. That’s why we are all the more pleased that our colleagues in Spain and Italy have received confirmation in black and white from a leading certification association that the quality, environmental, and work safety management system meets all requirements defined by these standards.”
Availon continues to grow year over year. After record year 2015, the company is expecting a growth of at least 20% in 2016.