13 January 2011

South Australian-based drink dispensing firm Hoshizaki Lancer has achieved a rare “triple crown” by simultaneously being awarded International Accreditation for Quality, Safety and Environmental performances.

The company, based at Beverley, has been awarded ISO 9001 for a quality management system, ISO 14001 for sound environmental performance and AS 4801 for safety management following an independent examination of its Integrated Management System.

The audits and reviews were conducted by international third party certification body TQCSI, which will undertake regular audits to ensure continuing performance to standards.

Hoshizaki Lancer’s Managing Director, Mr Joe Thorp, said gaining all three accreditations simultaneously was unusual for a small to medium enterprise.

“There are not many SMEs that attempt to be certified for all three standards and still fewer that achieve this mark,” he said.

“It’s something we have worked hard to achieve and gives our customers confidence that we operate to the highest possible standards.

“This comes on top of our unique HACCP certification for our draught beer dispensing systems achieved during 2010 and our HACCP certification for Hoshizaki Ice Makers.”

Mr Thorp said Hoshizaki Lancer operated under the philosophy that good products come from a good environment and achieving internationally-recognised standards was consistent with this approach.

Hoshizaki Lancer is one of the world’s largest providers of draught beer, soft drink and frozen beverage dispenser systems, ice machines, professional food service refrigeration units and heat recovery systems.

It employs almost 100 people, including 39 in its Beverley factory in Adelaide, and produces around 75 kilometres of “python” or integrated hoses used in licensed premises around the world for beer dispensing and post-mixed drinks.

It exports to a range of countries including New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, India and Nepal.

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