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Ulster Shredders


Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Project Overview

Ulster Shredders, are a world leading manufacturer of Industrial Shredding Machines, based in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. The organisation’s success is testament to the quality of their product, but they felt that they needed to enhance their presence on the global stage by achieving ISO 9001 : 2008 certification.

New Paradigm Consulting were contracted by Ulster Shredders to develop the existing quality management system to ensure its compliance with ISO 9001 : 2008. The ultimate aim of the project was provide Ulster Shredders with a lean ISO 9001 : 2008 compliant management system, using the existing processes as the basis of the system.

The project to develop this bespoke quality management system began in October 2013 and was completed in December 2013. The management team completed training on the new system in January 2014.

Before the project began, the management team had heard some ’horror’ stories regarding the administration required to maintain an ISO 9001 : 2008 compliant management system. However, following the training, they were pleasantly surprised that the effort required to maintain the system was not as intensive as first thought.

New Paradigm Consulting were contracted to assist Ulster Shredders throughout the implementation process which began at the beginning of February 2014. Working in partnership with New Paradigm Consulting, Ulster Shredders achieved certification in June 2014 and are using our services on an on-going basis to co-ordinate the management of the quality system.


ISO 9001:2008