After two years of dedication, diligence and details, SMS Equipment’s Acheson’s remanufacturing Shop is proud to share it is now a Komatsu Certified Reman Centre. As the only shop in Canada with the certification, it’s now part of a global network pooling and sharing information and resources.
In 2019, the executive team explored pursuing certification for Acheson. A logical step, it aligns with SMS Equipment’s value system of pushing for higher standards and symbolizes a continuous commitment towards customer excellence. Plans began to roll out, with the global Komatsu Reman Center Chile (KRCC) collaborating with Acheson to introduce process and procedures to reach the goal.
Rory Mackenzie, an SMS Equipment employee for over 30 years, Continuous Improvement Project Manager and Mark Pattison, equally experienced, is the quality lead. Both key players in the certification success, they see firsthand its impacts and benefits.
After passing with flying colours in August, Acheson achieved Level 1 certification and is currently working on Level 2. “I’m sure we’ll complete the last level in 2023,” says Mackenzie.