All AMES production facilities are certified according the required market standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO TS 16949 and ISO 14001.
In addition to the certifications, AMES works under a Total Quality System based on the inhouse document “Ten Commandments of Total Quality”, which guides the actions of all the company’s employees to achieve the ultimate goal: Zero Defects and Zero Problems.
At AMES we understand Total Quality as an attitude that pursues continuous improvement in all activities: in processes, products and service, and in the relationship between all people inside and outside the company.
Total Quality aims to achieve the following objectives:
The Total Quality System is based on three main pillars: Training, Communication and Participation. Training enables people to do their job, to make improvements, and to make decisions. Communication conveys the company’s objectives and policies, and makes people identify with it. Participation incorporates all the contributions by people in the company.
AMES applies the QDP method to develop new components. The aim of this method is to obtain a component that is manufactured according to correct and incident-free industrial processes and that meets the implicit and explicit customer requirements at the lowest cost. This method, known in the automotive industry as Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), is key for meeting one of the premises of the inhouse Ten Commandments of Total Quality: “Doing things right the first time is more profitable than detecting errors and then correcting them”.