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Ramirent Machinery LLC, the Russian affiliate of Ramirent Plc, has received ISO 9001:2000 certificate issued by SGS. The certificate covers rental services and sales of construction equipment in all divisions of Ramirent Machinery in St. Petersburg.

Ramirent Plc abides by the high Nordic quality standards and propagates a culture of high quality and safety in all the countries it operates in. The Russian affiliate started to implement the quality management system in May 2007. Major part of the preparatory works was completed by Autumn 2008. In October 2008, the company went through a preliminary audit by SGS, and in December 2008 the final certification audit took place.

“Achieving the international ISO 9001:2000 certificate demonstrates Ramirent's commitment to high quality standards adopted world-wide”, - commented Konstantin Timoshechkin, Head of Systems & Services Certification of SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS.

“In getting ourselves ready to the ISO 9001:2000 certification, we really had to go through in depth all our operations and processes; from the moment of purchase to the write-off of the equipment, - said Vitaliy Radikevich, Quality Manager of Ramirent Machinery LLC. – Our experience proves that implementation of a quality management system helps to optimise organisation’s performance and achieve saving of both financial and physical resources, which is a great benefit, especially in current difficult economic conditions.”

Ramirent is the leading company in the Nordic countries, and in Central and Eastern Europe in machinery and equipment rentals for construction and industry. The Group has 360 permanent outlets in thirteen European countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia). The Group has more than 100,000 customers.