Dutch-based plastics manufacturer MK Kunststof Techniek has announced its manufacturing process, organisation and core products have been succesfully certified as meeting HortiQ standards.
HortiQ chairman Harm Maters presented the certificate to company owner Kenan Muminovic on Tuesday 13 December.
MK Kunststof Techniek from Wateringen is a specialist in the manufacturing of plastic products for professional horticulture such as high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) tanks, containers, dosing units, spill control trays and containers.
The HortiQ certificate is an independent and objective quality scheme for greenhouse builders and engineers, and other technical suppliers in the greenhouse industry. The label demonstrates that their products are high-quality and that their business processes are properly set up and controlled.
To receive a HortiQ certificate, companies are tested on their internal processes, organisation and the quality of the product they offer. The demands are based on the NEN standards as recorded in three quality handbooks. These handbooks have been drafted by the ‘Stichting Kwaliteit voor Installaties Nederland’ (KviNL, the Dutch organisation for monitoring the quality of installations). KIWA/Gastec performs checks on companies, an independent certification organisation. The certificate is valid for three years, with intermediate annual checking. The handbooks are continuously updated to reflect the current level of technology and are also available in English for the international market.
The newly certified MK Kunststof Techniek company joins an already existing family of 21 HortiQ members, including Alcomij, Bosman Van Zaal, Certhon, Dalsem, Enthoven Techniek, Gakon, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, J.M. van der Hoeven, Horconex, Kubo, PB Techniek, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects, Van Dijk Heating, Elektravon-Haket, Snelder, Vijverberg, Svensson, Havecon, Stolze, Kemeling, and Zantingh.
For more information visit www.hortiq.nl