"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"     

 The Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) of the Department of Science and Technology had its new certifying body TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. for undergoing ISO recertification on February 27, 2015. This effort of the Center to get serious in the implementation of Quality Environmental and Management System (QEMS) assures the customers that the products and services MIRDC produces met their requirements. The MIRDC top management monitors the non-conformities in implementing and sustaining the effectiveness of its QEMS.

       The TUV auditors are Mr. Rolando Remitar, Mr. John Fausto Faustorilla, Ms. Rosehleen Anjela Buenavista and Ms. Xylene Tagorio led by Ms. Lucia Lopez. The scope of the audit includes: provision of services on research and development of equipment, products, processes and materials; industrial training, technical consultancy, technology transfer, and technical information dissemination; machining, heat treatment, casting, welding, and fabrication of metal products.

       QEMS key personnel has great challenges at MIRDC because of the implementation of various projects which requires more productivity at the same time that the QEMS calls for quality improvement as required by the ISO 9001 standards, 2008 version.

     MIRDC’s continuing registration to ISO 9001: 2008 is a proof of the Center’s commitment to realize its vision to be a center of excellence in science, technology and innovation for a globally-competitive metals, engineering and allied industries by 2025. With the dynamic leadership of the MIRDC managers, and the core values such as Professionalism, Responsiveness, Integrity, Dynamism and Excellence (PRIDE) deeply imbibed in its workforce, the Center continuously maintains a QEMS that is anchored on its commitment to provide the highest level of satisfaction to both its internal and external customers.

     MIRDC’s previous certifying body is TUV - SUD.