Watertown, N.Y.-based New York Air Brake (NYAB) said Mondayit has earned the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) Certificationfrom UNIFE, the Association of the European Rail Industry. Two NYAB facilitiesachieved certification: the company’s Watertown, N.Y., facility; and NYAB’sKingston, Ont. subsidiary, Knorr Brake Ltd.
“IRIS certification gives further recognition to the highstandard of NYAB’s comprehensive quality management system” said J. PaulMorgan, NYAB president. “IRIS is of particular importance to ourinternational customers and certification will support our internationalgrowth”.
Created by UNIFE and supported by operators, system integrators and equipmentmanufacturers, IRIS complements the internationally recognized ISO 9001 qualitystandard by introducing rail specific requirements. To become certified,companies must pass a comprehensive certification audit by approved third partyauditors.