TÜV SÜD, the German testing, inspection, training and certification giant, has been accredited by the Quality Council of India (QCI) under the third-party RMC (Ready-Mixed Concrete) Plant Certification Scheme to assure quality in operations and processes of RMC plants in India.
With its global expertise and experience, TÜV SÜD will assess the production control criteria for RMC certification, under the RMC Certification Scheme. It will award two kinds of certifications: the RMC Capability Certification, and the RMC 9000+ Capability Certification, which ensures compliance to the requirements of ISO 9001 in addition to the QCI Scheme requirements. Apart from certification, TÜV SÜD will assess plant and equipment, concrete mix design, control on quality of concrete ingredients, control and maintenance of process, production and testing facilities and adequate emphasis on competence of key personnel manning the process—thus, ensuring an outcome of validated and certified processes.
“Over the last decade, the demand for RMC has witnessed a sharp rise,” says Vishal Nerurkar, Vice-President, Business Assurance, TÜV SÜD South Asia. “With this growing impetus on affordable housing and advanced public infrastructure, demand is expected to accelerate further. Businesses are poised to bolster their operations to cater to this demand. Our assessment services, deep domain knowledge, pool of auditors to cater to large organisations and presence all over the country will ensure seamless planning and execution and enable businesses to gain the confidence of stakeholders by recognising various stages, in addition to offering comprehensive evaluations and reports.”
The RMC Plant Certification Scheme is an initiative established by QCI, an Indian quality facilitation body, in association with the Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturers' Association (RMCMA), Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, and various other stakeholders.