Berlin Packaging Continues to Elevate Operational Excellence With Successful Transition to ISO 9001:2015

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Building on a steadfast commitment to operational excellence and thrilling customer experiences, Berlin Packaging, the world’s leading supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures, announced its successful transition to ISO 9001:2015. This updated certification means that Berlin Packaging’s customers benefit by experiencing more precise, more reliable and even faster execution than they enjoyed before.

ISO certification, which is governed by the International Organization for Standardization, is the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses. It applies to the processes used by the company to deliver products and services, and to the activities performed to ensure the needs and expectations of customers are met. ISO certification also demands that the company is working to continuously improve its outcomes. ISO 9001 requires both internal and independent audits of an organization’s Quality Management System.

As the only rigid packaging company in its sector to maintain ISO 9001 certification, Berlin Packaging provides an unrivaled level of rigor, repeatability and precision to its customers. Berlin Packaging’s ISO 9001 certification covers its operations, sales force and in-house design division -- Studio One Eleven.

Since 2004, the year the company first achieved ISO certification, Berlin Packaging’s Quality Management System has translated to thrilling customer experiences. These include more than 14 consecutive years of 99-plus percent on-time delivery every month of warehouse shipments and 99-plus percent of product shipments meeting all customer product specifications.

“Upgrading our ISO certification shows our commitment to quantifiable results since it helps us execute more precisely and offer advantages that others in the industry cannot,” said Bryan MacKenzie, director of quality for Berlin Packaging. “By holding ourselves and our manufacturer-partners accountable, we steadily implement improvements to our processes that ultimately benefit our customers.”

Beyond the unrivaled commitment to operational excellence and supply chain smoothness, Berlin Packaging further differentiates itself by requiring Customer Business Reviews as part of its ISO certification. The bi-annual reviews with top customers quantify the net income customers earn as a unique benefit of working with Berlin Packaging. Over the past three years, these ISO-related audits show customers earning over $240 million more in profit thanks to the partnership with Berlin Packaging.

Berlin Packaging’s Quality Policy dovetails with this ISO 9001:2015 certification. The Quality Policy states:

At Berlin Packaging, we strive to have a positive impact on the income of our customers.

This is done through providing packaging and service solutions that increase customers’ revenue, decrease their costs, and/or improve their productivity. Along with having a positive impact on income, we are committed to providing accurate and timely information and product to our customers while continuously looking for ways to improve our processes.

“Of the 400-plus audits that I have completed, none of the companies mentioned ‘enhancing customer income’ as a part of their quality policy,” commented the auditor from Perry Johnson Registrars. “Berlin … you are the first.”

About Berlin Packaging

Berlin Packaging is the only Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures. See and for more on how the company exists to help people and companies excel. With more than 40,000 available SKUs, more than 200 packaging consultants and more than 100 sales and warehouse locations across North America, Europe and South Africa, the company has the right products, expertise and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001-certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification and to achieve 99 percent on-time delivery of its shipments every month for more than 14 years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Berlin Quality advocacy, Dangerous Goods transport and Qorpak laboratory supplies. Much more information and e-commerce shopping are available at

Media Contact:

Derek Serafin
(312) 565.0044 x1114

Source: Berlin Packaging


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