Certifications & memberships
Overview of Goudsmit Magnetics´ certifications and memberships.
These demonstrate that we are a trusted magnet supplier.
The globally recognized NEN-EN-ISO 9001 certificate held by Goudsmit guarantees quality control. This gives you the assurance you need that the magnet products we produce meet your requirements. We achieve this through the continuous monitoring and improvement of our processes.
Delivering reliable products that meet customer´s requirements. We put you centre stage and are transparent in our approach.
- turning your specifications into concrete products
- working with trusted suppliers
The IATF 16949 automotive quality certificate held by Goudsmit Magnetic Supplies, in combination with our advanced measuring equipment, is your guarantee that every aspect of our magnets meets quality and safety requirements.
Magnets used in high-tech systems require the application of the highest standards of quality and safety. That is why it is important that suppliers continuously focus on the standards and requirements associated with technological advancements.
IATF 16949 was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The IATF consists of an international group of major motor vehicle manufacturers.
Together, they establish the quality requirements for the design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products - Tier 1.
Download our accredited IATF certificate here.
Goudsmit’s attainment of the AS9120 certification makes us one of the few qualified European suppliers to the aerospace industry.
High-tech advancements in aerospace and defence are moving forward incredibly fast. It is not quality, but process control that determines whether products meet a customer´s requirements. As a supplier and manufacturer, we are fully aware of this.
The design, development and manufacture of products must be consistent with the requirements of ISO9001 and IAQG - International Aerospace Quality Group. Combined they form the AS9120 certificate.
AS9120 sets the standard for safety and reliability for the delivery of products to the civil, military and aviation sectors. It is a globally accepted standard.
There are only a few companies worldwide with the expertise to meet AS9120 requirements. We hold the AS9120 certificate, making us your qualified partner.
Download our accredited AS9120 certificate here.
Goudsmit Magnetics pursues an appropriate environmental policy in accordance with international standards and manages, reduces or eliminates environmental risks. By achieving ISO14001 certification, we demonstrate that we meet all the requirements of this standard.
You can find our accredited ISO14001 certificate here.
Together, we are working towards creating a better environment. That is why we also set requirements for our suppliers. The products we produce and supply must comply with sustainability.
We strive to continuously improve environmental performance and therefore to continuously meet the ISO14001 standard. This applies to all aspects of the company, such as products, internal processes, suppliers and performance.
For example, we have taken the following measures to improve the environment:
- all lighting is LED;
- adjustment of extraction to prevent air pollution;
- using and reusing packaging that is better for the environment;
- better management and separation of waste;
- reducing CO2 emissions by using electric cars in our fleet;
- reducing CO2 emissions by travelling by train or car as much as possible instead of flying;
- our suppliers are assessed and reconsidered according to ISO14001 standards.
What does the VCA*2017/6.0 certificate mean for the inspection, repair, maintenance and production of magnetic systems?
Working safely and responsibly is a top priority at Goudsmit Magnetics. With the VCA certificate, we show how it should be done. Safety is of great importance when working with magnetism and strong magnets. We want to keep risks to a minimum. Our employees are aware of the risks and safety issues in the workplace and contribute to a healthy working environment. We comply with strict safety, health and environmental requirements. This guarantees innovation, craftsmanship and quality.
ATEX, IECEx certificate
Goudsmit delivers ATEX and IECEx certified magnets and magnet systems.
Magnet systems are often placed in spaces where dust explosions can occur. It goes without saying that the magnet system itself must not be an ignition source.
Working in an explosive environment therefore requires strict guidelines and measures. It is not only equipment and products that must be compliant. Employees must also know how to work safely in explosion risk zones.
ATEX and IECEx are quality certificates for equipment manufacturers and users. Knowing how hazardous situations arise and excluding them by checking whether products, equipment, the working environment and employees meet the set requirements.
We are experts in electro-technical explosion protection. Our magnet systems are ATEX certified.
An externally certified quality assurance system is required for manufacturers of ATEX equipment.
Goudsmit is one of the few companies in the magnet industry to possess the IECEx certification.
Mechanical sparks and dust explosions
Detecting and removing metal contaminants prevents mechanical sparks from causing dust explosions. We make this possible with our magnetic separators for bulk goods.
Goudsmit employees are certified to conduct internal process audits in accordance with VDA 6.3, a standard developed by the German automotive industry.
In addition to IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 certification, VDA 6 certification is essential to demonstrate that we are a reliable manufacturer for the automotive sector.
- VDA 6 certification is required by the automotive industry in Germany.
In addition to manufacturing high-quality components, the production process itself is important. In the long term, it must be demonstrated that both comply with the standard.
- Since 2015, we possess the knowledge and skills to conduct audits in accordance with the VDA 6.3 standard.
With VDA 6.3 we offer more. For example, in the preparation phase of a project, we establish the potential risks. Extra attention is paid to these potential risks during the audit. In the reports that we then draw up, we describe what improvements are needed to achieve a perfectly controlled production process.
We produce permanent magnets for the automotive industry that must meet extremely high quality standards. During the manufacturing process, we put considerable time and effort into testing and measuring the magnets, thereby making use of advanced measuring equipment. These measurement techniques offer you an added quality guarantee because they ensure the desired material properties, dimensions and behaviour of a permanent magnet in a particular environment or assembly.
Download our VDA 6.3 certificate here.
HDN / PED welding certificate
Goudsmit is a member of the HDN, like some of our suppliers and major customers in the food industry.
HDN stands for ‘Hygienic Design Network’ and is a collaborative partnership of companies in the food industry, ranging from component suppliers and system integrators to food manufacturers.
The goal of the HDN is to prevent problems during the production of food products at the end of the production line. This can only be achieved when the entire supply chain is involved.
The HDN method offers a uniform interpretation of standards and requirements, with a practical approach to compliance. Quality is guaranteed by a certification system for designers, engineers, welders and inspectors.
Our hygienic welders are HDN / PED certified. To become certified, welders must pass a theory and practical test, with all welds subject to X-ray testing in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). With their HDN certification they are allowed to weld hygienic and pressure systems.
For more information please visit the HDN website.
REACH and RoHs compliance
Goudsmit Magnetics supplies RoHs- and REACH-compliant magnets, magnet assemblies and magnet systems worldwide.
EU regulations on chemicals REACH (EC) No. 1907/2007. REACH is the EU regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals for the purposes of risk management.
RoHs-3 Directive 2011/65/EU - (EU)2015/863
EU directive on the restriction of hazardous substances RoHs (EC) No. 2011/65/EU. The RoHs (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is a European directive aimed at limiting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
In 2017, Goudsmit joined NAG, the trade association for Dutch companies operating in Aerospace & Airport Development.
Members are supported through the development of expertise, advocacy, access to the national and international markets, and an extensive network.
NAG members are active in aircraft maintenance, aircraft manufacturing, airport development & infrastructure, and all related services. NAG’s mission is the continuous optimization of the international competitiveness of the Dutch aviation industry.
For more information: www.nag.aero
EHEDG - Hygienic design
Goudsmit Magnetic Systems is a member of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group - EHEDG.
EHEDG is a consortium of equipment manufacturers, food industries, research institutes and public health authorities and was founded in 1989 with as most important aim promoting hygiene during the processing and packing of foodstuffs and chemicals.
Compliance with the criteria, standards and guidelines they have established, leads to improvement of hygienic engineering. Test methods they have developed determine whether a device has truly been designed properly.
In the interest of improving hygienic engineering, EHEDG has established a number of criteria and developed standards and directives that must be adhered to. EHEDG actively supports the European legislation, which requires that handling, preparation, processing and packaging of food be performed hygienically using hygienic machines and in hygienic areas.
Goudsmit bases its designs for foodstuffs and chemicals on these EHEDG standards and is the very first magnet supplier to join EHEDG.
Key focus areas of the EHEDG are:
- prevention of growth of contaminants (harmful micro-organisms)
- cleanability and disinfection
- material use
- surface finish and geometry
- testing of the designs for cleaning, sterilization and microbial impermeability
Only companies that meet the established standards are eligible for the EHEDG certificate.
Directives and standards for hygienic design
To begin with, all machines must comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Then there are additional standards that must be met for hygienic designs, of which the following two are the most important:
- NEN-EN-ISO 14159: Hygiene Requirements for the Design of Machinery
- NEN-EN 1672-2 Food Processing Machinery - Basic Concepts - Part 2: Hygiene Requirements
In addition to the standards for production/process equipment, there are production-related standards for producers of foodstuffs, such as:
- ISO 22000 (Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain)
- HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
- GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
Magnetic filters / separators can play an important role in the prevention of contamination (harmful micro-organisms).