Optima Stantron Successfully Achieves Updated ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Oct. 1, 2018

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., September 2018– Optima Stantron, an Elma company, has successfully achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, the latest version of ISO 9001. NQA conducted the audit, certification and registration.

By achieving this updated certification, Optima has reconfirmed its ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest levels in its quality management system (QMS) throughout the company. Updates to the 2015 certification focus on risk management, customer satisfaction as well as a strong emphasis on leadership and commitment, communication and strategic alignment. It also incorporates many elements of the AS9100C certification, to which Elma’s Fremont, Calif. facilities have been certified since 2011.

Elma’s vice president of operations, Badri Rajan, notes, ”Even though we were certified to the previous standard, ensuring we stay aligned with current best practices in quality management is imperative to us. We’re proud of not only our quality team, but our entire organization, for meeting the requirements of this updated certification.“

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard that specifies the requirements for a QMS. This crucial system impacts a company at every level—from daily administrative operations to product development, marketing and sales through post-market customer service.

Tim Bretz, division manager for enclosures and cabinets, stresses, ”The message to our customers, current and future, is our commitment to them. Obtaining this updated certification reflects the ongoing importance we place on continuously improving the customer experience and delivering quality cabinets.“

Optima Stantron was first certified for ISO 9001 in 2004, when it demonstrated that it had in place an environment with qualified procedures, documentation and appropriate employee training. From there, the company consistently achieves the highest quality standard for its products.

The new certification, with its greater emphasis on customer satisfaction, allows Optima to improve its customer-centric approach to product development with a strong customer support focus. The upgraded 2015 regulations give Optima additional tools to provide enhanced customer service and support in even more ways.

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About Optima Stantron, an Elma company


Optima Stantron provides electronic infrastructure solutions that offer best-in-class performance, features, support, quality and cost. The company leverages its solid foundation of standard products and practical knowledge to tailor solutions for customer-specific applications



Through its extensive global network of professionals, Optima Stantron provides local sales coverage, supported by key people from engineering and manufacturing to deliver quality products at a competitive price for both prototype and production orders.


Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, storage boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures to fully integrated subsystems as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.



Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, VME, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA, COM Express and PCIe/104).


With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.


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