THE ISO 9001 TREND IN MEXICO AND THE WORLD
The Trend of ISO 9001 in Mexico and the World
THE ISO 9001 INTERNATIONAL STANDARD
The global market requires that the processes, products and services offered be of optimum quality to meet competitive demands and customer requirements; therefore, an increasing number of companies are seeking certification in quality management systems.
Standards are the models used as a reference to ensure that production processes or the development of a service meet specific requirements. In the case of ISO 9001, the aim is to achieve high levels of quality.
Precise adherence to the standards brings you great benefits as a certified company, such as continuous improvement, timely identification of risks and constant promotion of innovation; in addition, it ensures your customers’ complete satisfaction.
Around the world, the use of management system standards has increased considerably year by year; for example, certification in ISO standards increased from 1,307,622 valid certificates to 1,357,241 from 2018 to 2019.
WHAT ABOUT ISO 9001?
Speaking specifically of the ISO 9001 standard, in the latest revision it increased globally from 878, 664 to 883, 521 certificates, according to ISO’s annual survey. For 2019, China remained the leader in the ranking of the 10 countries with the highest number of ISO 9001 certificates with 280, 386, followed by Italy (195, 812), Germany (47, 868), India (34,397), Japan (33, 330), Spain (30, 801), United Kingdom (25, 292), France (21, 696), United States (20, 956) and Brazil (17, 956).
In 2019 Mexico was registered with 7, 741 ISO 9001 certificates and Canada accumulated 4, 557. Compared to 2018 there was an increase of 1, 206 certificates in Mexico, if we follow the trajectory of the trends in Mexico, we could estimate that the increase will continue due to the economic activities in conjunction with Canada and the United States.
MOST CERTIFIED SECTORS
The economic activities in which a quality management system can be implemented are divided into 39 sectors, of which, according to the latest ISO annual survey, in Mexico the 5 sectors that predominate in number of certifications are:
Base metal and fabricated metal products
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and personal and household goods
Rubber and plastic products
Electrical and optical equipment
In Mexico, quality certification has had some variations in the annual number of documents issued; since 1993, when certification began, only 24 certificates were issued. In 2003 it decreased by almost 43% (1,437) with respect to the previous year (2,508 in 2002) and in 2004 there was an increase of 3,391 cases. Since then, there have been fluctuations in the numbers, but when they increase, they tend to surpass the previous peak in the statistics.
WHY IS ISO 9001 THE MOST REQUESTED STANDARD?
ISO 9001 certification provides your organization with the necessary support to compete worldwide and be at the forefront of quality processes; in addition, your customers will be satisfied and repeat purchases will increase considerably with respect to the average of your non-certified competitors.
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We offer you our services so that you can obtain all the benefits of this certification, regardless of the size, line of business or location of your organization, you will be able to add value and stand out from your competition. In QAlliance we will be pleased to be part of your growth, QAlliance, Growing together!