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Acquisition (Merger) of an ISO certified to ISO 9001:2000 company

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delaneya

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Hello All,

I have some questions.

1. We have acquired a business in the UK who is ISO certified to ISO 9001:2000 and they have a survelliance audit scheduled in June. I would like to bring them onto my (US) certificate. My survelliance audit is in October. I am going to have a recert to the 9001:2008 in Sept. 2010. My question is those who have experienced mergers, what is the best, most practical way of bringing them onto a different certification?

2. Will a registrar recertify to an old standard if they know that a company is being merged?

3. The US company is also certified to ISO 13485, would it be beneficial to have all certfications at the same time, meaning bring the UK up on the new standard (9001:2008) and 13485 or do it one step at a time?

Thank you all in advance for your assistance.

--Confused but learning:(
 
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jkuil

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Are the quality systems applied in the US and UK identical and are both locations governed by the same executive management board. If so, you can bring them under one certificate as for ISO you are considered a single organization. You are not required to, you may consider it easier to have separate certificates, but that comes with seprate QS audits by your notified body.

If each location (US and UK), has their own quality system and or management, each organization should maintain their own appropiate QS certification. You can not bring them under one certificate. If the UK business supllies any products, components or services to the US business, the UK business should be added as a significant supplier to your CE annex II full quality assurance certificate (if you have one).

Please consult with your Notified Body and discuss your situation. They will advise you on the best practice under your circumstances.
 
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davidbrown

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If the executive management board after the merger in US & UK are same and quality systems in both countries are identical then you can bring them under one certificate as for ISO purpose you are considered a single organization. If the quality system in US and UK differs then each organization has to maintain their own QS certification.
 
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normzone

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Two questions:

Isn't the certificate contingent upon the address, or is that urban legend ?

Second, didn't certification to 9001:2000 become impossible a few years after 9001:2008 was released?
 

howste

Thaumaturge
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Two questions:

Isn't the certificate contingent upon the address, or is that urban legend ?

Second, didn't certification to 9001:2000 become impossible a few years after 9001:2008 was released?
A certificate can have multiple addresses listed on it.

9001:2000 certificates are no longer valid, but they would have been in early 2009 at the time of the original post.
 
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