The stability and reliability of an asphalt mixing plant has a significant impact on the progress and final quality of a road construction or maintenance project. We strive to develop and sell premium quality products that will meet the expectations of our customers. We source many of our raw materials, components and parts from international suppliers with well-known brand names to enhance the reliability of our products. We have implemented strict quality control systems for our products. We have a quality control department and an inter-department quality control system to oversee the overall quality of our products and services. We employ standardised work processes and comprehensive quality control systems throughout our supply chain and manufacturing process. This allows us to quickly detect any quality issues thereby minimising any associated costs. Our stringent quality control practices are evidenced by the domestic and international certifications we received. For example, we have obtained the ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System certification and the OHSAS18001:2007 Occupational Safety and Health Management System certification. In addition, we have obtained the CE mark in 2009 which indicates that our products are in compliance with the E.U. safety, health and environmental protection requirements and are eligible to be sold in the market in the European Economic Area. Our products have obtained similar conformity certification for goods in Australia. According to the report on the asphalt mixing plant manufacturing industry in the PRC prepared by the CCID Consulting Company Limited, a professional market research and consulting firm commissioned by the Company, we were the first and one of the few asphalt mixing plant manufactures in the PRC that have acquired the CE mark, a certfication which is recognised worldwide.
Some of our quality control personnel are qualified technician and some have obtained qualification for the quality professional. In addition, approximately 20 of our employees from different departments have completed internal auditor training relating to ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System certification, ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification and the OHSAS18001: 2007 Occupational Safety and Health Management System. We have an internal control system to record and handle customers’ complaints on product quality. If we receive any complaint on our product quality, staff in our sales department will record all the details and inform the responsible person of the relevant department(s) to investigate the reason for the product quality issues and put forward measures to rectify the issues and prevent the occurrence in the future.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We are also required to abide by work safety laws and regulations imposed by the relevant PRC government authorities and maintain a safe working environment. We obtained the OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification in September 2013. We have adopted and implemented occupational health and safety procedures and measures for our business operations, and ensured that all our employees were aware of our safety procedures, protective equipment procedures and social and environmental responsibility. These include guidelines for operational and safety control procedures, occupational health management procedures, equipment operation and maintenance procedures, emergency control procedures, and social and environmental responsibility. Our employees involved in the production of our asphalt mixing plants are required to attend training courses on production and workplace safety, and certain employees with unique skill sets are required to attain special post quality control certifications. We provide, and require our employees to wear, regularly tested protective devices to ensure their safety. In addition, we provide general health and safety education and training to our staff and conduct periodical emergency drills. We also carry out workplace security inspections from time to time.