ATS Armor LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Achilles Technology Solutions, LLC (ATS)), a global designer and manufacturer of advanced, lightweight hard body armor, achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification on January 14, 2016 from Great Western Registrar LLC. ATS Armor is the first hard body armor manufacturer in the world to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification and is one of the first companies globally to be certified to this newly released quality standard, according to the company.
The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System provides the framework for implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of internationally instituted quality best practices within the ATS Armor organization.
"We are honored to be the first body armor company to achieve this new ISO certification," stated Thomas Smith, CEO of ATS. "ATS Armor is dedicated to providing the best body armor in the world for our clients and partners, thereby demonstrating our commitment to continual improvement. Achievement of this ISO 9001:2015 certification, combined with our state-of-the-art manufacturing standards and processes, will ensure that we continue to advance the science and technology of hard body armor manufacturing and lead the industry with our next generation of life saving armor products."
Achilles Technologies Solutions (ATS) is a holding company, located in Scottsdale, AZ, for two subsidiaries. The first, ATS Armor, LLC (www.ATSArmor.com), develops, assembles, and markets hard body armor for use in law enforcement and military markets both in the U.S. and around the world. The company's body armor meets and exceeds the standards set forth in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 0101.06.
ATS Armor manufactures rigid body armor solutions to defeat the following Type threats as defined by the NIJ: IIIA, III, and IV along with special threat testing for customized performance. All ATS Armor is stand-alone and incorporates a patent pending QuadCurve design that increases both safety and comfort.
The second subsidiary is ATS Materials and Electrochemical Research LLC (ATS MER LLC dba MER). MER is research and development focused and is located in Tucson, AZ. MER's primary area of expertise is developing advanced materials and composites for a wide variety of industries around the world. MER, since its founding in 1985, has developed an abundance of technologies utilizing the U.S. government Small Business Investment Research (SBIR) initiative to build a vast array of new technologies.
ATS corporate headquarters is located at 7432 East Tierra Buena Lane, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260.