Tektronix Receives A2LA Accreditation in Japan, China for ISO 17025 Calibration Standard
BEAVERTON, OR, Nov 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading provider of multi-vendor
instrument calibration, repair and related services, today announced
that it has received American Association for Laboratory
Accreditation (A2LA) accreditation in Japan and China for ISO 17025
calibration. This accreditation, along with multiple other
international accreditations, allows Tektronix to offer ISO 17025
calibration services for thousands of electrical and RF instruments
from hundreds of manufacturers on a global basis. Accreditation
assures customers of consistent calibration quality and reduces the
number and duration of audits.
The demanding ISO 17025 accreditation standard is increasingly being
required by international companies. In Japan and China, the A2LA
accreditation for Tektronix covers all major parameters including
DC/AC Voltage - Generate/Measure, DC/AC Current - Generate, DC
Current - Measure, DC Resistance - Generate/Measure, Capacitance -
Generate, Frequency - Generate, Oscilloscope Calibrator and
Oscilloscope up to 1.1 GHz.
"This accreditation by A2LA reflects the significant long-term
investments Tektronix has made in equipment, site infrastructures,
and people in both China and Japan," said Bernie Duffy, vice
president and general manager of Service at Tektronix. "Obtaining
A2LA accreditation required that we meet rigorous quality and
technical requirements and underscores our commitment to delivering
the industry's highest quality calibration services."
With internationally recognized A2LA accreditation, Tektronix
showcases its growing multi-vendor instrument calibration
capabilities on a global basis. In May, Tektronix' Beijing service
center received ISO 17025 accreditation from the China National
Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS). In July,
Tektronix' Bangalore service center received accreditation from
India's National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration
Laboratories (NABL). Then in August, Tektronix received accreditation
from DAkkS, a Germany accreditation body, covering all countries in
the European community.
In Japan, Tektronix is only one of two OEM calibration laboratories
with A2LA ISO 17025 accreditation. In China, Tektronix has the only
laboratory with both A2LA and CNAS accreditation. International
accreditation allows multi-national companies based in Japan or China
to obtain consistent calibration services at multiple locations
around the world from a single service provider.
A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership
society. A2LA provides comprehensive services in laboratory
accreditation based on internationally accepted criteria for
competence. Laboratories accredited by A2LA have been shown to have
higher performance, quality and consistency when compared to
laboratories lacking such accreditation.
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