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Auto Paintwork Group Earn Unique Certification

pierre.dk Autolakering A/S, Europe´s largest automotive paint chain, and the only company in the automotive paint industry to do so, has just received written proof that a number of the chain´s auto paint-centres have become both DS (Danish Standard) and ISO certified.  Thus, the pierre.dk-chain leads the way yet again in offering even more to their clients.

Kolding-based pierre.dk Autolakering A/S, Europe´s largest automotive paint group, has for quite some time demonstrated its position as the market leader both in Denmark and in Sweden – and a controlled expansion is currently in full swing in Germany.

But while one element is about expanding and growing stronger – another is about strengthening the established parts of the country´s leading auto paint group.

And with regard to this, the pierre.dk-chain has now been successful in attaining both the high ISO 9001/2008-standard and also the DS/OHSAS-standard.

These certifications initially cover 20 out of the chain´s 24 Danish automotive paint centres, but the plan is to have all of the centres certified by the end of the year.

An Important Milestone

“It is an important milestone for us because we are the first in the industry to attain this form of certification”, says Pierre Legarth, who is Chairman of the pierre.dk group. – and, incidentally, also founded the company 30 years ago.

ISO certification is a quality management system that demonstrates a company´s ability to comply with and fulfill not only customer demands, but also a number of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements. ISO 9001 is used by over a million companies and organisations in over 170 countries.                                     DS certification is an internationally recognised standard within occupational health and safety management.

” Both certifications send a clear signal that the pierre.dk-chain focuses strongly on doing things properly, and has a highly competitive concept”, says Stefan Hansen, Director of Production at pierre.dk Autolakering A/S.

Visible Proof

He and Quality and Environmental Manager, Frank Ascanius, and After Sales Manager, Mads Blume, have worked hard to get the coveted certifications in-house.

” Naturally, it is very rewarding that we now have visible proof that we are both DS and ISO certified. But its also a matter of wanting to take the lead in all areas “, emphasizes Stefan Hansen.

He and his colleagues were presented with the certification documentation at an informal ceremony yesterday at the automotive paint group´s headquarters located at Trianglen in Kolding.

Senior Auditor, Asger Højland Lorentzen, and Customer Relations Manager, Peter Worck from Bureau Veritas, who were responsible for the certification participated in the event.