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After two years of hard preparatory work, Pilkington Glass LLC passed the SGS certification audit, which confirmed that the management system covering sales and manufacturing of glass for construction industry in Russia has been created and implemented in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 standard.

In April 2009, Konstantin Timoshechkin, Head of Systems & Services Certification of SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, handed over the certificate of conformity to Alexander Tikhonov, Quality Manager, and Sergey Tyuvetskiy, CIIMs Project Manager, who represented Pilkington Glass LLC at the ceremony.

“This is a great success and a big step forward on the way to full implementation of our Regional strategic target – Quality in everything we do! – commented Marek Grabowski, Managing Director of the BPE East region in Pilkington Glass LLC. - The completion and implementation of the management system marks the starting point of our effective usage of this fantastic integrated “tool”. The system was built by us – for us, and we must work with it and be continually looking for ways to improve and develop it so that we can optimise its value to us.”

Founded in 1826 and a member of NSG group since June 2006, Pilkington is a leader in the global Flat Glass industry. In 2008, NSG Group reported sales of 5.5 billion Euro. Employing more than 28’000 people worldwide Pilkington performs manufacturing operations in 29 countries and sales in over 130 countries. The Pilkington plant in Russia was launched in early 2006 in Ramensky District of Moscow Region and has been producing high-quality float-glass. The company has been also importing value-added glass from the European and North American manufacturing operation.