Can subsidiaries use the holding company's ISO 9001 QMS and be classified as ISO 9001 certified?

#1
Hello; I just jumped into the world of researching ISO 9001 to be implemented in our companies.

We have come to that point of time that our customers require us to have an ISO 9001 certification.

So let me just point out that our area of expertise is very wide; we deal with everything from insurance cases to shipping, to construction requirements (national laws)

We have two subsidiaries in our holding company - one deals with the construction requirements and another one deals with insurance cases and shipping.

My question is:
If our holding company gets an broad ISO 9001 QMS approved; can our subsidiaries use the approved ISO 9001 QMS and be classified as ISO 9001 certified if the holding company’s ISO 9001 QMS is enforced on the two subsidiaries, even though the two subsidiaries are two 'separate' legal companies?
 
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#2
My question is:
If our holding company gets an broad ISO 9001 QMS approved; can our subsidiaries use the approved ISO 9001 QMS and be classified as ISO 9001 certified if the holding company’s ISO 9001 QMS is enforced on the two subsidiaries, even though the two subsidiaries are two 'separate' legal companies?
The certificate will list the actual locations. For the subsidiaries to claim being certified, they would also have to undergo audits by the CB.
 
#3
Thank you for your reply; I'm all new to this, but your answer triggered another question;
If both subsidiaries and holding company has the same address/office location, will a single audit and a single shared ISO 9001 QMS suffice (even though there are technically three legal companies(same address); holding company and the two subsidiaries adhering to the same QMS)?
 

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#5
NO! No company or any subsidiary of it can claim to be certified, the only thing, the ONLY THING that is certified is the Quality Management System of that organization, not the products, not the services, not the people, nothing other than the QMS itself.
 
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