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Recognition for inspections

Company secures prestigious accreditation for consistency and impartiality of inspections on vehicles and parts. 
Posted on 26 November, 2021
Recognition for inspections

Automotive Technologies Ltd (ATL) has been accredited to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

The company has gained ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation as a Type A inspection body.

This means it has met the requirements for the competence of bodies performing such work, and for the “impartiality and consistency” of those activities.

Jacob Bates, general manager of ATL, says this is one of the world’s most rigorous and well-regarded standards, which provides assurance that inspection services are performed accurately to international requirements.

“It demonstrates our relentless focus on providing the highest quality, consistent and independent inspection services performed by experienced and technically skilled staff,” he says.

ATL’s ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation covers three pre-shipment activities – border inspections for cars and trucks, biosecurity inspections for cars, trucks, car parts and tyres on rims as inner cargo, and odometer integrity inspections.

Bates says achieving this accreditation is further recognition for the hard work and dedication the ATL team shows in providing inspections that can be trusted.

He adds: “We are dedicated to constant improvement and development, ensuring the work we do is performed to the highest standards of integrity, independence, impartiality and confidentiality. 

“Achieving the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation underlines that dedication. I’m extremely proud of the consistent efforts from my entire team.”

Bates is pictured, above right, with Shuji Kurumiya, chief executive officer of ATL’s Japanese operations.