The Mystery Behind ISO standards

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Prior to the 1950s, standards across industrial manufacturing were not universal. In an overly simplified way, that means if a Canadian company produced a piece and then sent it to a USA company for further processing, that piece might not fit in with the American company's components or meet their standards. Thus, as globalization grew, the need for worldwide standardization arose!


According to Quality Infocenter, the first ISO standards were published in 1951. This occurred after a meeting at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London, England, at which delegates from 25 countries met to coordinate international standards for industrial manufacturing. These standards were then implemented in 1987.


The latest iteration of these standards is ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard dedicated to quality management systems. It outlines a framework that facilitates global trade and innovation by providing every organization in every sector all around the world a common language and common expectations.


DC Automotive Tooling Inc. is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. This means that our manufacturing process has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. You can be sure that when you do business with us, it will be done to industry standards!