Smithers Quality Assessments, WIRE-Net Member Since 2014
Originally founded in 1925 as an impartial testing provider for the tire and automotive industries, The Smithers Group (TSG) recognized a need among clients for more comprehensive quality management. To address this, the company began encouraging clients to pursue accreditation in the QS-9000 quality management system standard. After receiving a positive response from clients and prospects, TSG saw the potential in building a business centered on quality management, leading to the founding of Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA) in 1993. By 1995, SQA was one of the first auditors accredited for QS-9000, by the American Automotive Quality System.