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ABS Quality Evaluations Brazil Aids Businesses in Achieving ISO Certifications Expanding South American Reach

November 2, 2023

ABS QE Aids Business Excellence in Brazil

The ABS Quality Evaluations team in Brazil (ABS QE Brazil) has continued in its efforts to support certification in the South American region, most recently by aiding three companies in achieving multiple ISO certifications and additionally by speaking at the ESG Regional Meeting Sorocaba City Event by Certifica, a consulting company.

ABS QE Brazil has been working with various global brands in Brazil to help them achieve increased compliance with mandatory industry standards. Dominic Townsend, President of ABS QE, recently visited the country to connect with a few of these clients and help them better ensure the success of their enhanced business practices and protocols.

The first visit was with Softys, a global company with over 40 years of history in leading Latin American product and solution development for personal care. The company was set to receive the ISO 50001 certification within a few weeks of the visit, thanks to the successful audit conducted by ABS QE Brazil.

Afterward Townsend visited with Dana, an American supplier of axles, driveshafts, transmissions and electrodynamic, thermal, sealing and digital equipment for conventional, hybrid and electric-powered vehicles. This visit was conducted at their Sorocaba plant and confirmed the appropriateness of their receiving the ISO 14001, 45001 and IATF 16949 certifications.

In addition to visiting various facilities across Brazil, Townsend spoke at the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Regional Meeting in Sorocaba City. During the meeting, the ABS QE team answered questions about ESG and sustainability. Likewise, Townsend addressed the global trends around ESG, utilizing his expertise and experience in working with large companies seeking sustainability solutions worldwide.

A final visit was paid to Copa Energia, the leading bottling, marketing and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) distributor in Brazil and Latin America. With 3,900 employees and 25% of the market share in Brazil, the facility bottles more than 9.9 million cylinders monthly. ABS QE Brazil awarded them with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 upon the completion of multiple audits.

ABS QE continues to utilize global exposure and local prowess to further its presence in the South American region and aid Brazilian businesses in achieving compliance.

ABS QE Brazil Team

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) Brazil Team

Dominic Townsend, President of ABS QE, speaks at the ESG Event in Sorocaba City, Brazil alongside (from left to right) Eduardo Lima, (Commercial Manager) Alvaro Bendek (Regional Manager Europe) and Sergio Custodio (Regional Manager South America).

Group photo of the ESG Event speakers (from left to right) Eduardo Lima, Sergio Custodio, Dominic Townsend, Alvaro Bendek, and Paulo Mendonca.

ABS QE's (from left to right) Alvaro Bendek, Dominic Townsend and Eduardo Lima having lunch with the INFRA Inspectors before visiting Dana.

ABS QE visiting the Dana facility at its Sorocaba location after its ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949 achievements.

ABS QE visits Copa Energia's site in Maua City, Brazil after certifying the company to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications.

About ABS Quality Evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) is a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. ( As a world-leading certification body, ABS QE works with companies to help them improve the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management systems certification, verification, training and assessments, including cybersecurity. ABS QE’s global network of auditors plays a crucial role in helping organizations achieve business excellence and obtain the necessary certifications to get products and services to market.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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