RadiciGroup BCF yarn plant certified in best ISO standards 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 50001:2011 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Logit Sro management system certifications renewed
Logit Sro, a RadiciGroup company in Podborany (Czech Republic) specializing in the production of polyamide 6 and 6.6 BCF carpet yarn sold under the Radifloor® brand name, has received ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification renewal, according to the new 2015 edition of the standards, as well as ISO 50001 renewal, while maintaining OHSAS 18001 accreditation. These important achievements concerning quality, environment, energy, and occupational health and safety management systems, respectively, are proof of the fact that, at Logit, sustainability is not solely a business strategy promoted by company management, but a structured approach shared by all plant employees.
“I would like to stress,” Martin Chlup, Logit plant manager, said, “This goal was reached through the commitment of all my collaborators. The special effort required for the transition to the new version of the standards compelled us to look at the business from a different perspective: our team paid greater attention to the key aspects of prevention and prudent risk management. This has certainly provided added value and given us a competitive advantage in the market.”
Logit Sro has been operating in the Czech Republic in harmony with the local community for over 20 years and, today, employs 200 people. Logit processes polymer and BCF yarn from the Casnigo plant of RadiciFil (a RadiciGroup company located in the province of Bergamo, Italy) to produce twisted, air-entangled and heatset polyamide 6 and 6.6 BCF carpet yarn (Radifloor® range) for numerous applications: household, residential, contract and automotive carpet; interior wallcovering and upholstery, and furniture covers.
“Logit Sro and RadiciFil are the heart of the Performance Yarn Business Area,” noted Nicola Agnoli, business area manager. “In 2016, the business area recorded consolidated sales revenue of EUR 136 million, putting RadiciGroup once more in second place among
European BCF yarn producers. With over 50 years’ experience in the manufacture of synthetic fibres and as the only supplier in the contact sector boasting vertically integrated polyamide 6 and 6.6 production, RadiciGroup delivers products that ensure the excellent performance of end products in terms of both quality and appearance. That is why our customers consider us a reliable partner in the high-end furnishing and automotive textile markets.”
A few months ago, His Excellency Aldo Amati, Ambassador of Italy to the Czech Republic, visited the Logit Sro plant in Podbořany to learn first-hand about the RadiciGroup production facility and the Group’s commitment to environmental protection, safety and the quality of its products. That very commitment was demonstrated once again by the renewal of Logit’s ISO certifications.
As of today, five RadiciGroup production plants have had all four of their management systems certified: in Italy Radici Chimica Novara (Specialty Chemicals) and RadiciFil (Performance Yarn); in Germany, Radici Chimica Germany (Specialty Chemicals) and Radici Plastics(Performance Plastics); and, in the Czech Republic, Logit Sro (Performance Yarn), which joined this contingent of certified companies just a few months ago. And, stimulated by the goals already achieved by these plants, all Group companies have renewed their efforts toward continuous improvement and the attainment of ISO certifications.
RADICIGROUP – With approximately 3000 employees, sales revenue of EUR 946 million in 2016 and a network of production and sales sites located throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia, RadiciGroup is one of the world’s leading producers of a wide range of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, engineering plastics, synthetic fibres and nonwovens. These products – the result of the Group’s outstanding chemical expertise and vertically integrated polyamide production chain – have been developed for use in a variety of industrial sectors, such as: Automotive, Electical and Electronics, Consumer Goods, Apparel, Furnishings, Construction, Household, Appliance and Sports.
The basis of the Group’s strategy is a strong focus on innovation, quality, customer satisfaction and social and environmental sustainability. With its business areas – Specialty Chemicals, Performance Plastics and Synthetic Fibres & Nonwovens (Performance Yarn, Comfort Fibres and Extrusion Yarn), RadiciGroup is part of a larger industrial group that also includes textile machinery (ITEMA), energy (GEOGREEN) and hotel (SAN MARCO) businesses.