Speaking of “quality” in high-tech, international sectors sounds taken for granted. Guaranteeing quality standards should in fact be normal.
Unfortunately, things are not always like that and it seems appropriate to give further information on the subject.
In order to talk about CERMASI “quality” we could start with some worn-out leit-motiv such as:
• efficient management of availability, storage and logistics
• Fast, punctual orders management through effective investments
• Top standards pursued throughout every stage of our procedures
• DNV ISO 9001 certificate attained in 2001, when most of SMEs were far from match that requirements
But again, we take all of that for granted.
It is far more interesting to talk about our SUPPLIERS:
• Most of our suppliers demand high quality standards in terms of quality, professionalism, reliability to establish and maintain a professional collaboration
• We’ve been continuously working with most of our suppliers. In some cases our collaboration has been continuing for more than half a century (e.g. IRCE™ since 1974 or Brady™, since 1952).
It is even more important to talk about our CUSTOMERS:
• Most of our customers are part of well-known production districts, cornerstones of world-class excellence;
• Most of our customers work in high-tech, export-oriented industries (with export quotas exceeding 90%);
• In many cases the nature of our collaboration is not only about supplying customers. In fact it includes the analysis of their technical needs and product consultancy.
Maybe we can give a clearer idea of what everyday-quality is for CERMASI by reminding that our standards are the fruit of more than 70 years of experience in this field, in a territory – Emilia Romagna – where producing excellence is not an exceptional work, but quite the norm.
It is not by chance that after the earthquake in 2012 an esteemed journalist wrote in the “Il Resto del Carlino” newspaper:
“Emilia is that piece of land God made to let men build Ferrari. That’s the people from Emilia. Do they need a car? They produce Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. Do they need a motorbike? They produce a Ducati. Do they have to make cheese? They make Parmesan Cheese. Do they want some spaghetti? They set up Barilla’s. Do they want a coffee? they invente Saeco’s. Do they need artists to write and sing songs? Luciano Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla, Gianni Morandi, Vasco Rossi, Luciano Ligabue were born. Do they have to make a syringe? They set up a massive biomedical company. Do they need 4 tiles? They start producing majolica. They’re like Japanese people: they never stop, they never get tired and if they have to do something, they’ll do something beautiful, useful, well-designed. Stones will have to be collected after the earthquake. They’re going to build cathedrals out of them.”
Just like every activity related to electrical components, the world of cabling has been tremendously evolving during the last 30 years… and so have we.
Emilia-Romagna is well-known for its “Motor Valley”, its engines and its extraordinary automotive products; but there is another, less known primacy about this land: industrial automation.
From the second post-war period to the nineties a flourishing electric engines production was carried out in Emilia Romagna; back in the day electric engines producers used to carry out a “home-made” production, including housing, winders and gear motors.