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ISO9001 Certification


You may be aware that ACI is ISO9001 certified. However, you may be unfamiliar with what this title means or how it is earned. Below, we have broken down the answers to some frequently asked questions, in simple, easy-to-understand language. We hope you find this guide helpful! As always, you are welcome to contact us for further information.

1. What exactly is ISO9001?

ISO9001: 2008 is a standard of quality management. In other words, it is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for successful planning and execution within an organization. ISO9001 is rapidly becoming the most popular quality standard in the world, with thousands of certified organizations spanning over one hundred countries.

2. What are the requirements of ISO9001 certification?

The official ISO9001 requirement document is approximately 30 pages long, and outlines specific criteria for issuing and maintaining the following documented procedures:

  • Control of Documents (4.2.3)
  • Control of Records (4.2.4)
  • Internal Audits (8.2.2)
  • Control of Nonconforming Product / Service (8.3)
  • Corrective Action (8.5.2)
  • Preventive Action (8.5.3)


The standard also requires that the company create, issue, and communicate a documented Quality Manual. The manual must include specified sections, such as Management Responsibility, Customer Focus, Work Environment, and Company Development.


3. How does a company become certified?


Certifications are awarded by accredited third-party organizations, through a series of audits. If the company is found to be compliant with ISO9001 requirements, a certificate will be issued. The certificate must then be renewed at regular intervals, typically every three years.


4. What does this mean for me, as a customer?


ACI’s certification ensures that our products and services will consistently exceed your expectations. ISO9001 certified companies have proven that our processes are consistent, efficient, and productive. Since 1991, our top priority has been to manufacture a high quality product for our customers; being recognized as ISO9001 certified serves as verification of this commitment.


We are proud of the collective effort of our staff members in achieving such an exciting goal, and we will continue to serve you to the best of our ability!


Automation Components, Inc. (ACI) is based out of Middleton, Wisconsin and has been a manufacturer of high performance sensors for the HVAC Industry since 1991. ACI’s company motto is “Engineering a Better Sensor Solution” and its core products provide reliable and economical application solutions for: Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure, Current, Gas, Wireless and Interface Devices. ACI has the manufacturing capacity to service the largest OEMs in the HVAC Industry and still has the flexibility to provide excellent support for distributors, contractors, and end users.