Lincoln Electric Mexicana Earns TS-16949 Certification
Cleveland—Lincoln Electric has announced that the Torreon manufacturing operations of Lincoln Electric Mexicana S.A. de C.V. has earned ISO/TS-16949 certification, applicable to the design and manufacture of welding consumables. In general, the technical specification applies to the design, development, production, and installation/servicing of automotive-related products.
ISO/TS-16949 certification enables Lincoln Electric Mexicana to mesh its quality systems with those of its automotive customers and suppliers and further the company’s commitment to quality.
“This certification is extremely important to Lincoln Electric Mexicana. It allows our customers, especially in automotive manufacturing to have confidence in the quality and consistent manufacturing of our products,” says Pedro Inchaustegui, Marketing Manager of Lincoln Electric Mexicana.
The ISO/TS-16949 certification, effective March 4, 2013, was issued through ABS Quality Evaluations, Houston, TX.
Lincoln Electric Mexicana, based in Mexico City, currently has three plants, including one in the Mexico City Federal District and two in Torreon, Coahuila. Lincoln Electric operations in Mexico employ 700 people, including more than 40 sales representatives with sales offices in Monterrey, Mexico City, Queretaro, Villahermosa, Guadalajara, Chihuahua and Tijuana.
About Lincoln Electric Company
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 45 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company's website.
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