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American Zinc Products Achieves ISO 9001:2015, International Quality Management Certification

Mooresboro, N.C – March 14, 2022 – American Zinc Products (AZP) recently received its ISO 9001:2015 certification, the international standard for quality management, for its melting and casting operations and the manufacturing and distribution of zinc and zinc alloys. This standard is based on several quality management principles that help to ensure that customers receive consistent, good-quality products and services. More than one million companies in 170 different countries and across a variety of industries are certified to ISO 9001:2015. 


“I’m extremely proud of the team effort and dedication to quality demonstrated in achieving this certification. Our success relies heavily on our ability to deliver quality product,” said Kobus de Wet, Vice President and General Manager of AZP. “This requires a commitment across many roles in the company to meet these standards on a daily basis and I’m pleased to see our team’s hard work recognized through this accreditation.”


Certification is reached through two audits performed by an outside, independent agency. Prior to the audits, the AZP team also performed several internal reviews of processes and systems to prepare for the certification process. The entire process was led by Kendall Oliphant, process quality manager with AZP, who has a background in metallurgical engineering and business administration and has helped other companies maintain this standard. 


“Holding this certification increases customer confidence that they are receiving the highest quality zinc available. We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to quality through this certification and in our consistent output,” said Oliphant. 


Following this initial certification, AZP will be reviewed annually to confirm they are continuing to meet the requirements of the standard. A complete audit will be performed every three years to maintain the certified status. 



American Zinc Products (AZP) is a leading producer of Special High Grade (SHG) zinc. AZP takes a by-product of the steel industry and converts it into useable zinc for valuable commodities such as automobiles, appliances, and various infrastructure applications. AZP aims to be the preferred partner to maximize the recovery and reuse of valuable metals. The company prioritizes safety of employees and protection of the environment above all else. Ultimately, the company works to be a productive and valued member of the communities in which it operates. To learn more about AZP, please visit www.americanzincproducts.com