IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded the first IPC-J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML), in South America, to Grupo Mirgor, Rio Grande, Argentina.
Eduardo Koroch, Mirgor’s industrial director engaged with IPC staff at IPC APEX EXPO in March 2016. From this meeting, he returned to his factory and began an extensive training program around the IPC standards. Thus, Mirgor successfully completed an intensive audit to IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The facility exceeded the requirements for the electronics industry’s rigorous classification, Class 2, which is intended for dedicated service electronic products. As a result, the company will be listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices. Mirgor and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC’s QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at www.ipcvalidation.org.
“Upon returning to our facility from IPC APEX EXPO 2016, we established a training program, including advanced training for five instructors and training for 20 specialists,” said Koroch. “As a result of the training to IPC standards we successfully completed the IPC QML audit and substantially improved our processes, the quality of the products we manufacture, the mastery of processes through knowledge and, above all, the motivation of the staff who participated in this whole process.”
“Mirgor has differentiated itself from the competition by achieving this certification. They have proven their dedication to consistent high quality by complying with IPC standards and this positions the company for success,” said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. “We are pleased to recognize Mirgor at the first company in South America to earn QML certification to IPC-J-STD-001/610.”
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,200 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Atlanta, GA.; Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.