OFS ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION TO THE UPGRADED TL9000 RELEASE AND ISO 9001:2000 REVISIONS.OFS (OFS, Norcross, GA, www.ofsbrightwave.com) A manufacturer of optical fibers and interconnect equipment. Formerly the Optical Fiber Solutions (OFS) Group of Lucent, OFS was turned into a stand-alone company acquired by Furukawa Electric in 2001. , designer, manufacturer and supplier of leading edge fiber optic products, has announced the successful certification of OFS' Norcross facility to the upgraded TL9000 release 3.0 and the ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001:2000 revisions.
OFS' Norcross facility is certified to ISO 9001 and has been since March 1993. As a telecommunications leader, OFS is certified to the TL 9000 standards. These standards include a formal quality policy, systematic reviews of quality activities, a corrective/preventive action system to help prevent problems before they arise, and systematic customer focus and formal continual improvements systems.
"Compliance to the ISO 9001 and TL9000 standards supports the design, production, and support of our products and spearheads our quality system," said Ruben Travieso, Norcross Plant General Manager, OFS. "Quality at OFS is evident not only in our products, but in our work environment as well."
The OFS Quality Policy is to provide industry leading optical fiber solutions through the relentless pursuit of quality excellence, thereby promoting customer satisfaction unequaled in our business. Quality is not an additional operation -- it is rooted and institutionalized in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize
tr.v. in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
a. To make into, treat as, or give the character of an institution to.
b. within every step of the business process.
With a heritage that reaches back to the birth of American quality at Western Electric, OFS supports a set of core values that include organizational learning Organizational learning is an area of knowledge within organizational theory that studies models and theories about the way an organization learns and adapts.
In Organizational development (OD), learning is a characteristic of an adaptive organization, i.e. , quality in innovation, valuing people and diverse needs, and management by actionable metrics.
OFS is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading edge optical fiber, optical fiber cable, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products for high-speed optical networks. OFS, formerly the optical fiber solutions division of Lucent Technologies [NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : LU], has a proven track record of being first in the industry with application specific fibers, optical connectors, ribbon cables, erbium-doped fibers, Raman fiber lasers and more. OFS is committed to providing customers increased value by offering products that deliver lowest cost per bit network solutions, protecting investments through future flexible solutions.
OFS distributes its optical fiber, optical fiber cable, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products directly to end users, as well as through valued distributor partnerships and external cable customers and equipment vendors.
OFS is owned by The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications Optical communications
The transmission of speech, data, video, and other information by means of the visible and the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. and majority shareholder, and CommScope, Inc., a world leader in broadband coaxial cables and minority shareholder. Headquartered in Norcross, GA, OFS operates facilities in Avon, Connecticut Avon is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. As of 2005, the town has an estimated total population of 17,209.
Avon was settled in 1645 and was originally a part of Farmington but sold to the Puritans in a land charter granted by the Duke of ; Carrollton, Georgia Carrollton is a small city in west central Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is the county seat of Carroll County, and the largest town in the county, with a 2005 estimated population of 21,837. ; Omaha, Nebraska; Somerset, NJ; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as facilities in Denmark, Germany, Russia and Brazil.[sections]