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From audits and assessments to certification and training, ABS QE works closely with clients from a cross section of global market sectors and industries, including but not limited to:


Our aerospace certification services consist of a full range of aerospace support including certification, inspection, expertise, audit services, vendor's assessments and training. Your organization will gain recognized certification and reach a wider market with our unparalleled global network and aerospace industry experience. ABS QE's relevant experience includes assuring quality of aircraft collision avoidance systems used in commercial aircraft today and providing added confidence in the quality of aircraft weather monitoring systems ensuring safety in flight.

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Recognized by the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB) as one of the 19 International Automotive Task Force (IATF) contracted certification bodies authorized to provide third-party assessments and certification to IATF 16949, our auditors work with the complete automotive supply chain. If it's in a car, we provide you with the confidence that these vehicle components meet the quality requirements of the automotive industry.

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Construction and Engineering

Quality, environmental and safety stewardship in engineering is of vital importance to a final construction project. ABS QE has front-end engineering design and construction management experience in a variety of different industries, having worked with leading international engineering, procurement, project and construction management organizations around the world. In Brazil, we have a specific management system program for construction companies seeking certification called SiAC PBQP-H, which is a tool for continuous quality improvement for businesses in the area of civil construction. Our program is also used as a prerequisite for financial institutions to grant housing loans and for participation in the bidding process.

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Meeting all accreditation and industry requirements is essential for organizations that manufacture, handle or use chemicals. With expert knowledge of the chemical industry, our auditors can assist your organization with meeting international and local requirements for managing chemicals responsibly, continually improving health, safety and environmental performance and addressing security issues. ABS QE is a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

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As governments seek to raise the level of assurance provided to citizens in the areas of quality, health, safety and environmental protection, effective management systems have become an increasingly important key to achieving this goal. We have provided extensive Management Systems Certification, auditing and training services to various US government agencies and select foreign governments for more than 20 years.

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Information Technology

Cyber vulnerability is one of the top risks facing government, industry and society as each relies on a number of critical information infrastructures. The need to avoid disruption in the operation of these infrastructures is critical. Information security is another aspect to consider. Our team of highly qualified management system auditors are prepared to conduct assessments of information security and IT service management systems.

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Manufacturing and Electronics

For manufacturers, certification to international standards enables your organization to ensure safety and compliance, maintain market share and confirm technical compatibility. It is equally important to realize that standardization, planning and continual improvement are key requirements to demonstrate functionality, interoperability and reliability of your product and service to your customer. Management system standards and certification by ABS QE allow consistency of approach in your systems and drive efficiency forward.

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Marine and Offshore

As a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society, the same commitment and philosophy of protecting the natural environment extends to our Management Systems Certification, auditing and training services. ABS QE helps marine and offshore owners and operators confirm they have the necessary safety systems in place that comply with local and federal regulations. Our services also help clients gain a better integration between systems by aligning processes across the marine and offshore supply chains.

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Medical Devices

Meeting regulatory requirements is imperative to medical device manufacturers and their suppliers. In this industry, a catastrophic event can have dire consequences to a consumer. Assuring medical device product quality is a central protection against these events. ABS QE can help organizations navigate the complexities of the medical and pharmaceutical markets while bringing products to market safely and efficiently. We help medical device manufacturers understand the ISO 13485 quality management standard requirements for consistent design, development, production, storage, distribution, installation, servicing, final decommissioning and disposal of medical devices.

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Oil and Gas 

Every segment of the oil and gas industry faces unique challenges. From quality issues, to increasing safety and environmental concerns, we focus on assisting upstream, midstream, downstream oil and gas companies to remain competitive in a rapidly changing business environment. Our Management Systems Certification, auditing and training services have extended to major petroleum brands, industry supply chain, petrochemical and natural gas industries.

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