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Samara Distillery Rodnik was successfully certificated by SGS as compliant to the international standard ISO 9001:2000.
Top-management of Samara Distillery Rodnik took the decision to develop and implement the Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000 with the objective to gain competitive advantage and expand the market. The plant had been getting ready to certification since February, 2008. In January, 2009 auditors of SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, conducted the certification audit of the Quality Management System implemented at Samara Distillery Rodnik.

On the 13th of April, 2009 the SGS certificate demonstrating Rodnik Quality Management System’s compliance with ISO 9001:2000 was handed over to the First Deputy General Director of Samara Distillery Rodnik Mr. V.V. Nadeyin in the presence of the distillery’s division managers.

During the ceremony Anton Guzeev, Head of the SGS Branch in Central Russia, noted that the certification has been achieved thanks to the team efforts, and the contribution of each employee has been significant.

“The positive effect gained thanks to the QMS implementation according to the international standard is already obvious despite of the fact that the system has been operating for a short period of time. For example, scope of responsibility for each employee has been clearly defined making business processes more transparent and structured. Drawbacks have been identified, and we know what we need to do to improve the management system and the company’s performance as a whole”, - is convinced Nina Nechaeva, Quality Engineer of Samara Distillery Rodnik.

Samara Distillery Rodnik is one of the major European manufacturers of alcoholic drinks. The company manufactures premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks using high-end equipment and innovative technologies. Rodnik products are supplied to many Russian regions as well as exported to Armenia, Germany, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, France, USA, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Greece and Hungary.

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 55,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.