Irplast Obtains BRC Certification
Irplast has obtained a new quality certification, becoming a leading player on the international market. It is one of the few European adhesive tapes and labels manufacturers to have this certification, obtained in November 2015 through a complex process involving the entire company structure.
The prestigious BRC Certification – a technical achievement essential to conquer the large-scale retail trade in the U.S and in the United Kingdom– certifies the excellence of Irplast’s manufacturing and distribution processes, confirming the company as being a reliable supplier of BOPP film, roll fed labels, and adhesive tapes to the major international players in the food and beverage sector. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) ensures that brand products are manufactured in accordance with clearly laid out quality standards, respecting the minimum requirements and represents a model recognized worldwide. Irplast S.p.A had already adopted two management systems and obtained their certification: the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and the UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System).
Furthermore, Irplast has also achieved the following certifications: the Deutsche Pfandsystem GmbH, necessary to print the DPG logo on labels destined to the German beverage market, and the AIB (American Institute of Baking), which ensures top quality standard for food safety.
THE BRC CERTIFICATION MEANS QUALITY
During the production and printing process of labels, BOPP film, and adhesive tapes, Irplast’s principle target has always been top quality for both its own internal processes and customers’ satisfaction. “This certification – states Luca de Bartolo, Chief Operating Officer at Irplast – represents a key factor in terms of development. Besides, formalizing our approach to quality, which we have always considered an essential component of our business, this certified document is of great importance to the major European and global retailers and recognizes Irplast as one of the most reliable suppliers from all points of view. The strong internationalization process we have started up, foresees for our production process, the research of strict quality standards, highly recognized and appreciated internationally. It took a lot of effort on our side to pursue the path to this certification and we are confident that our customers and partners will appreciate our achievement. This kind of recognition is essential to establish new commercial relationships and as a result we are confident in seeing a considerable growth in our export market”.
So far, the BRC Standard has been adopted by more than 22.000 businesses in 123 countries and has become a commercial passkey which ensures access to European markets, where the BRC/IOP Standard is considered a global selection criteria for packaging suppliers by food brand packaging producers.