Brainboxes today had dual cause for celebration; their 18th Birthday, and news that the company had successfully secured its ISO status for a 9th consecutive year.
Brainboxes Directors, Eamonn and Patricia Walsh, founded the company on October 1st, 1984. The company won first prize in the Liverpool Echo Flying Start business competition in 1986 and moved into its existing premises in Wavertree Technology Park soon afterwards.
The company develops and owns all of its own technology, including USB, CompactFlash, PCMCIA, and PCI products. It is now at the forefront of developments in wireless technology and has achieved official approval of four Bluetooth communication card products to date. Current customers include IBM, Fujitsu, Reuters, Motorola, Agilent, Marconi and BT.
The company had further cause to celebrate today – the successful achievement of its ISO standard for a 9th consecutive year. Brain Boxes’ Quality Management System was audited to ISO9001 Standard between 1994 and 2000. In November 2001 Brain Boxes became one of the first companies within the UK to be audited against the newer ISO9001:2000 – and again received a glowing report in September 2002 following the 9th successive Surveillance Visit by National Quality Assurance – confirming Brain Boxes’ commitment to continued improvement.
Peter Gray, Brain Boxes’ Business Development Manager, said, ‘We did very well to achieve a clean bill of health to this new ISO9001:2000 standard; by 2003, this will be the industry norm, so I am especially pleased that once again Brain Boxes is helping to set the standard by qualifying early, not merely following it.’