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March 10th, 2009
Leica Geosystems Technologies Achieves Singapore Quality Class Certification

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PR – Leica Geosystems Technologies (LGT) Singapore has been certified with the Singapore Quality Class award. This award is part of the “Business Excellence” framework, that helps organisations to strengthen their business management capabilities to drive productivity and performance improvements.

This certification has clearly demonstrated our commitment and determination to continuously upgrade our business management capabilities for continued business growth. We strongly believe that having strong management capabilities can perform well, especially during economic downturns”, says managing director Josef Strasser.

 

The “Business Excellence” framework is aligned to international business excellence frameworks. Certified organisations are provided with opportunities to learn from the best practices of leading organisations on the business excellence journey. After meeting the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 standards two years ago, the Singapore Quality Class certification was a “logical step” for Leica Geosystems Technologies (LGT) Singapore. “We are very proud of the certification”, says Josef Strasser. “A study from the National University of Singapore shows that enterprises certified to the Singapore Quality Class have consistently outperformed their counterparts in the industry by an average of 50 percent in terms of sales growth over a five years period.”

Constant communication and training played an important role in the successful implementation of all projects within the last three years. A particular SQC Working Committee was formed to address these requirements. “Special thanks go to Kuan Huat Sim, who as the Management Representative has been the initiator and driving force in our journey to passing this important milestone”, says Mr. Strasser. Benefits of the SQC certification are not only internal, such as the implementation of an integrated management system, better mutual understanding between teams and departments, and therefore greater productivity. But they are also visible for the customer: “The moment people see the SQC mark, they recognize that this organization has a management system and processes in place which are up to high standards”, explains Mr. Strasser.

For the team, the certification does not allow them to rest on their laurels, but they already take the next step on the Journey towards Business Excellence.

Leica Geosystems Technologies manufactures products and tools for applications such as surveying, machine control, heavy and light construction, interior construction and agriculture. Two of the latest released products are the Leica FlexLine total station for construction and surveying applications, and the Leica Rugby Grade Lasers for machine control and agriculture.

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