W. Haldenwanger, the Morgan
Technical Ceramics business located in Waldkraiburg, Germany, has demonstrated
its continued commitment to operational excellence by completing the OHSAS 18001
international occupational health and safety management system specification.
The award follows the company’s ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations,
awarded in 1994 and 2005 respectively.
The manufacturing and development site specialises in extrusion as well as
utilising iso-pressing and slip casting to manufacture its products. These production
capabilities enable the manufacture of more than 80,000 different highly complex
industrial ceramic shapes, with dimensions ranging from 1mm to 4000mm. The components
are then supplied to the global thermal processing market.
The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) audit procedure
gives the site the tools to assess its processes and safety procedures against
an internationally recognised standard. The Waldkraiburg site management team
recognised that, despite the effort required, the certification had substantial
benefits for them and, ultimately, their customers.
Joachim Mayer, Managing Director of W. Haldenwanger explains, “This accreditation
is not an industry or customer requirement, this was a proactive initiative
from us to ensure our employees’ safety. By reducing workplace risks we
believe we can also empower employees to work more productively and, hopefully,
reach their full potential.”
Charlie Cobb, President, Morgan Advanced Materials Europe comments, “This
certification reflects our organisation’s commitment to implementing,
maintaining and, most importantly, continually improving its operational health
and safety management systems. This commitment also ensures we continue to deliver
the consistent quality of product that our customers rely on.”