Greensboro-based Guerrilla RF has recently been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, develops standards that set specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure high levels of quality, safety and efficiency.
Guerrilla RF is a major supplier of high performance Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs) and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) for consumer, commercial and military wireless product applications. The company’s patented Guerrilla Armor™ technology enables greater coverage area and higher data rates for wireless networks.
As part of its ISO certification process, Guerrilla RF underwent a rigorous audit of its business and management processes, including the design, operations and sales processes. The company engaged NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions for an ISO 9001:2015 overview to increase its chances of a successful audit. After completing an initial overview session for the entire organization, the IES Improvement Specialist returned for a three-day internal audit training class.
When the company completed its certification audit with TUV Rheinland of North America in September, the company was found to have zero non-conformances, an optimal outcome.
In an increasingly competitive manufacturing environment, ISO certification can be a deciding factor in winning or keeping business.
“Achieving ISO 9001 certification validates to our customers our commitment to quality,” says Steven Smith, Vice President of Quality at Guerrilla RF. “Customers now view us as a viable and legitimate supplier within our market space.”