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The quality of the products produced by each of the Group companies derives from the continuous technological innovation of the production processes and is guaranteed by an accurate control system at each step of the production process.

The Quality Management Systems comply with the ISO 9000: 2015 standard.

A continuous commitment to quality

The Pittini Group Quality Lab is accredited under UNI CEI EN ISO IEC 17025:2005, attesting the technical competence of the laboratory personnel, the adequacy of the testing instruments and the independence of the laboratory activities. The laboratory has been accredited by the national body Accredia, signatory of the ILAC MRA agreement (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement). This accreditation ensures that all test reports issued by the laboratory are mutually recognised and valid worldwide.

The Laboratory carries out the following tests and analyses:

Chemical analyses, including wet spectrometric and chemical tests for the chemical characterization of steel and most of the strategic materials, control of steel mill secondary products and environmental monitoring.

Mechanical tests, mainly to determine the strength and ductility of steels.

Metallography tests, including above all the analyses to characterize the crystalline grain, the stages and inclusional state of the steel.

Geotechnical tests, to control the production process and the quality of Granella®, an aggregate for bituminous and cement concrete.

Laboratory instrument list

In January 2016, the in-house laboratory of Ferriere Nord Spa was accredited pursuant to UNI CEI EN ISO IEC 17025:2005 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”.

This accreditation certifies that our laboratory personnel has the required competence, that our testing instruments are suitable for their intended purpose and that laboratory activities are carried out independently, thus guaranteeing the accuracy and reliability of our test results.

Our laboratory was accredited by Accredia, the Italian body that signed the ILAC MRA agreements. This accreditation ensures that all test reports issued by entities accredited by signatory bodies are mutually recognised at the International level and that they are fully valid in all major global markets.

The updated list of the testing laboratories accredited by ACCREDIA is available here.

ACCREDIA Accreditation certificate – Laboratory of Ferriere Nord
ACCREDIA List of accredited tests – Laboratory of Ferriere Nord

ACCREDIA Accreditation certificate – Laboratory of Siderpotenza
ACCREDIA List of accredited tests – Laboratory of Siderpotenza