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Intertek Achieves Accreditation for ISO 55001 for Asset Management by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service


Lowell, MA, October 17, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide announced the approval by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to be accredited to the ISO 55001 standard for Asset Management Systems.

ISO 55001 was designed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) to allow businesses to examine the performance of their assets and asset systems. The standard allows organisations to manage anything that creates or holds value, from airplanes and automobiles to brand reputation and digital footprints. The focus is on key assets that are critical for achieving management objectives while using the process approach to auditing to help ensure optimal asset life cycle management. Organisations can then realize the maximum value from those assets.

Major benefits to the standard can include improved financial performance as well as services and outputs, managed risk, demonstrated social responsibility and compliance, enhanced reputation, improved organisational sustainability, and improved efficiency and effectiveness. Once these assets are realized, ISO 55001 can help identify risks associated with ownership which can then be studied and reduced, allowing for continuous cost and efficiency improvements within the organisation.

Intertek has developed comprehensive Asset Management solutions that include a number of services to provide organisations with opportunities to select the best approach to enhance their internal competence and to benefit from compliance of their Asset Management Systems and current practices with ISO 55001.

“ISO 55001 for Asset Management is the newest addition to the broad portfolio of risk based services Intertek offers including management systems certifications against international standards for Information Security & Technology, Road Traffic Safety, and Business Continuity Management,” says Calin Moldovean, President of Intertek Business Assurance. “Intertek is proud to offer complete solutions accredited by UKAS and designed to help organisations improve their performance, reach their objectives, effectively and consistently manage associated risks, and contribute to the sustainable business development in the sectors and locations where they operate.”

What is Asset Integrity Management?

Intertek’s Asset Integrity Management group supports organisations that operate power plants, refineries, chemical plants, utilities/civil infrastructure and manufacturing sites, maintaining and protecting the operational integrity of their facilities and equipment which is a high priority in delivering their product to consumers and clients. The goal of asset integrity management (AIM) is to effectively manage corporate assets in order to gain maximum value, profitability and returns while safeguarding personnel, the community, and the environment. Intertek’s credibility and in-depth industry experience provides qualified specialists and engineering support in all areas of asset integrity management, including design, process safety, mechanical integrity, inspection and maintenance, operational and process support, and risk analysis.

For more information about ISO 55001 please visit us at http://www.intertek.com/business-assurance/iso-55001-2014/.

Contacts
For further information, please contact:

For Inquiries:
Vyara Stankova
Deputy Regional Director - South Eastern Europe
Business Assurance
Phone: + 359 (2) 9500640
Email: vyara.stankova@intertek.com

For Market Inquiries:
Lauren Whittemore
Global Marketing Manager, Business Assurance
Phone: +1 978.614.0602
Email: lauren.whittemore@intertek.com

Niki Schroeder
Global Marketing Manager, Industry Services
Phone: +1 281.364.2897
niki.schroeder@intertek.com

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com
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Lauren Whittemore - Global Marketing Manager, Business Assurance
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