GA Drilling (fmr Geothermal Anywhere), an innovative leader in the development of groundbreaking drilling technologies, announces a milestone achievement in becoming certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standards and guidelines.

After an extensive analysis of its quality systems by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification and certification company recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, GA Drilling expects the continual process improvement and tracking customer and business partner satisfaction.

The company has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of EN ISO 9001:2008 for the activities “Research and development in the field of renewable resources of raw material and energy, development and application of technologies in the field of utilization of renewable resources of raw material and energy and relevant administration” and is valid from 29 December 2011.

According to Igor Kočiš, CEO of GA Drilling, the ISO certification will be of importance when the company is coming now to international research collaboration, both commercial and academic. He states that the certification will have great impact on establishing collaboration projects with industry as there is a high demand for both innovative and quality technologies. Professional research and development leads to reduced business risks, better and more deterministic results, to increased organizational effectiveness and to the focus of improving the performance.

Operations Director Dušan Kočiš says: “We are proud to receive the ISO 9001:2008 certification. We’ve put a great deal of effort into implementing the requirements of ISO 9001; we have welcomed the process and use it as a self-review exercise. We are pleased to announce that, in this latest assessment, we have successfully maintained our management system in line with the requirements of the ISO Standard with no non-compliance issues reported. At the same time, the important thing is not the certificate on the wall, but our commitment to continual improvement in serving our stakeholders better. Our compliance with ISO 9001 means that we negotiate with our business partners in a professional, deterministic, respectful and assertive manner and it is a significant landmark for GA Drilling in strengthening the company value.”