29. May 2020
häwa, the quality supplier for control cabinets and machine racks from Wain (South Germany), can look back on two recertifications. On one hand, the company has been certified several times according to DIN EN ISO 9001, the most important standard in quality management. On the other hand, häwa meets the requirements of DIN EN 15085-2 CL4, which is decisive for companies dealing with welded components in the railway engineering sector. "We are very pleased to meet these diverse and very high requirements," says Marcel Pahnke, häwa's representative for quality management, enabling us to provide sophisticated products and services". An accredited certificate according to DIN EN ISO 9001 not only guarantees customer confidence, but is also a sign of häwa's enormous innovative strength and an award for modern manufacturing technologies and the traditional company concept, which offers customers added value through intelligent, customized solutions. For this purpose, häwa has established a permanent work team at the Bad Wörishofen site. This quality assurance system primarily dealed with the handling of complaints in interdisciplinary teams, but shortly it has proven to be an extremely effective and versatile optimization instrument for the customers' benefit. The high level of adapting standard products quickly and economically to customer requirements is the result of the improved availability of resources and processes within the häwa company. "Today we are able to develop, produce and distribute our products under constantly optimized conditions", says Marcel Pahnke. "Feedback from our customers is implemented directly in the improvement process.
The DIN EN 15085-2 certification entitles häwa to supply welded assemblies to Deutsche Bahn or its partners which are subsequently used in rail transport. Thus, häwa can now serve customers who, for example, manufacture or equip railcars or wagons. Marcel Pahnke said: "Another success for us, which is particularly due to the high motivation of the teams at the headquarters in Wain and our office in Duisburg".
Since March 2014, the site in Wain has also been certified according to DIN EN ISO 3834-3 - and in 2020, recertification was completed. This standard includes quality requirements for the fusion welding of metallic materials and the processing of the special material S355.
A revision of the DIN EN ISO 50001 standard for energy management, which häwa has been implementing since 2014, has resulted in the establishment of a binding framework, defining the basic conditions for the optimization of the energy-related performance and the required processes.
häwa has installed solar collectors on the building roofs, which currently produce about 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. häwa's trainees are working on a project to reduce energy consumption.