Nextel S.A., telematic engineering company and member of Innovalia, has been awarded the Basque Award for Quality Management the Silver Q, via the Basque Foundation for the Promotion of Quality, Euskalit, following the EFQM Excellence Model.
The fact that Nextel S.A. is the first company in the sector to receive this award represents a step ahead in Nextel S.A.’s progress towards total quality. The company has progressed from the introduction and certification of the ISO 9002 EN 1998, to the subsequent adaptation and certification of standard ISO 9001:2000, until reaching this milestone on the road to excellence, which is the Silver Q.
The importance the people making up Nextel S.A. have had in achieving this recognition, as well as the joint work with strategic clients and allies, should be emphasised and acknowledged.
The introduction of this standard allows for identifying strong points and the areas with room for improvement, to so progress in satisfying the groups of interest: external clients, internal clients, allies, suppliers and society in general.
The award ceremony of the Silver Q to Nextel S.A., took place on 19 July 2004 in Zamudio, was in recognition of its work in the quality management field.
Nextel S.A.’s Managing Director, Jose Ramón Bazo, the Vice Chairman of the Basque Foundation for the Promotion of Quality (Euskalit), Jesús Murga and the Basque Government’s Deputy Minister for Industry, Iñaki Telletxea, amongst others, attended the event.
The Basque Government awards the Silver Q in recognition of the quality management of different public and private organisations.
Nextel S.A. has become the first engineering firm in the sector to obtain this recognition.