“Highlighting Industrial Safety” at SPS Drives 2010

After a highly successful re-introduction to the SPS Drives show in 2009, and with the new German deegee distributor Riese Electronic doing a great job in raising the awareness of the deegee brand in the German market, the only response was to “take our stand” again at SPS/IPC Drives in Nuremberg.

Just a 3-day show, running between 23rd and 25th November 2010,  SPS Drives is an excellent showcase for all things industrial.  Focussing on the stacking beacons, warehousing warning systems, the sounder beacon range, and the new Series-C family of beacons, a wide-range of warning solutions were demonstrated on the deegee stand.

“With a high standard of visitors, and excellent support from Riese, SPS Drives in 2010 could be considered a great success,” said Jon Whiten, Managing Director of D. G. Controls Ltd.  Plans are already in-hand to attend the show again in November 2011.

In addition deegee will be exhibiting at the Hannover Messe 4th to 8th April 2011, at the new signalling location of Hall 17, stand location A08.

ISO 9001:2008 – A Quality Achievement

Following a thorough DQS:UL audit today at our Swadlincote, UK facility, D.G. Controls Ltd are delighted to announce that the Company has transitioned successfully to meeting the new ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) Certification.

D.G. Controls Ltd has been ISO certified for over 16 years, originally compliant with the BS5750 QMS, which subsequently became ISO 9000:1994 and then ISO 9001:2000, which had been released in 2000.
ISO 9001:2008 is highly respected around the world as the most wide-reaching and influential set of standards of quality management systems and practices, and clarifies the existing requirements of the previous standard, ISO 9001:2000.

Wendy Whiten, Operations Director stated that “The Quality Management System is integrated into all activities which take place at D.G. Controls Ltd, and as such forms an essential indicator of business success and achievement for the organisation. Achievement of ISO 9001:2008 is testament to the Company’s investment and commitment to improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and training, and continuous business improvement. I am so pleased for the Company’s employees that this certification has been awarded, as every individual knows their contribution to its success.”

The new Certificate will be issued by UL over the next few weeks, and be available for download on our website as soon as it is received.

deegee at SPS/IPC/Drives 2010

23rd to 25th November sees D. G. Controls back at SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremburg, Germany.

Open from Tuesday until Thursday, with extended hours on Tuesday and Wednesday until 7pm, SPS/IPC/DRIVES is the exhibition for electric automation technology. It covers all components down to complete systems and integrated automation solutions. Find out more about the exhibition topics’ spectrum in detail.

Showing much of the catalogue of enclosures and circuit technologies, SPS/IPC/DRIVES will be a useful opportunity to see the deegee beacons and sounders “in the flesh”, and to discuss your particular requirements with the deegee sales team.  Look out for some new and interesting technologies never before seen in the deegee range!

You will find D. G. Controls Ltd in Hall  on Stand 462

For further details about tickets and opening times, visit http://www.mesago.de/

Hannover 2010

After a series of very fruitful meetings at the Hannover Messe 2010 in April, we are delighted that first product training took place at the premises of our newest distributor in August.  We shall be announcing details in due course, but have been discussing opportunities with this organisation for several years and mutually feel that the time is now right to launch the deegee products into their market.

In fact, this distributor brought one of their clients to the Hannover 2010 booth to evaluate a new product concept we had designed specifically for them;  they were thrilled, and have already placed their initial orders.

Don’t forget – we are at SPS/IPC/Drives in November!

NVQ Success Shines Through

D. G. Controls Ltd has been an Investor in People for 10 years this year, and still takes its certification seriously, part of which is providing training as necessary to develop individuals in their roles.

It is therefore our great pleasure to congratulate Angie Beal, Caran Gibson and Carol Hartley from our manufacturing team on their being awarded the NVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations.  Evaluation of the ladies took place over the duration of six months, and involved group and individual discussions with the tutor, observations of the ladies working at various aspects of their day-to-day jobs, and assessment of their written responses to questions about why and how they do their jobs in a certain way.  The PMO NVQ qualification recognises the individual’s understanding of their role within the organisation, their responsibility to Health & Safety in the workplace, and most importantly that they understand how to do their jobs and the impact of effective performance.

Somewhat nervous before they started the course, the awarding of the NVQ is just reward for the hard work these ladies put in, and is particularly well-deserved as they had all left school with no formal qualifications.  Angie put it well, saying “It was quite difficult at first to understand some of the questions, with not having done anything like this before, but I soon got into my stride and quite enjoyed it.  It has given me a lot more insight into how the business works, and I am really quite chuffed to have been awarded one.”

Hats-off to you, ladies, and well done.