Smart Electronics achieves ISO 13485:2012 certification

Almir Business Consultancy Smart ElectronicsSmart Electronics Ltd., which specialises in the manufacturing of bespoke electronic equipment has achieved ISO 13458:2012 certification for its quality management system.

The award means that Smart Electronics maintains a high quality management process for the design, development and delivery of medical devices – in line with international standards. It is a regulatory requirement for any organisation supplying non-invasive devices to the medical sector. Smart Electronics uses Almir Business as consultants to guide them through the certification process.

Jim Ryan, Director with responsibility for Quality, said: “Smart Electronics first engaged with Almir Business in 2007 to assist in setting up our quality and environmental management systems and in achieving certification to ISO9001 and ISO14001. Since then we have worked with Almir Business on a continuous basis and engaged in other projects such as the Enterprise Ireland Lean Start and Lean Plus programs. We find Almir Business very knowledgeable, reliable and easy to work with.”

Shane Adams, Managing Director of Smart Electronics, which is based in County Clare, Ireland, said: “Obtaining this certification validates our efforts to ensure high quality at all levels of our business.

“We are committed to providing the highest standards and already have ISO 9001 and ISO certification in place.

“This award is confirmation of our commitment to improve company performance and provide our customers with the confidence that they are dealing with an organisation devoted to providing on-going quality.

“We are extremely proud to obtain ISO 13485:2012 certification and for an external agency to independently assess and verify the processes we have in place is a credit to everyone here.”

Smart Electronics worked with leading assessment, verification and certification body NQA to achieve certification.

For more information about Smart Electronics visit

ISO DIS 9001:2015 Stakeholder / Industry Seminar

Stakeholder / Industry Seminar

NSAI 9001 2015 Dick Whelan Almir Business LtdFollowing on from a series of ISO DIS 9001 seminars and the successful Quality in Ireland conference, NSAI are holding a stakeholder / industry seminar where international standards experts from ISO TC (Technical Committee) 176 will present the latest information available on the changes and approach to ISO DIS 9001:2015.

  • Are you working in the Quality Management area and interested in the latest information on the proposed changes and developments to the standard ISO 9001:2015?  If so, this seminar will provide you with information on the next steps for the publication of ISO 9001:2015.
  • What will be the impact on accreditation and what are the plans for transitioning to this new revision worldwide?

What are the key issues from the user’s perspective with the proposed new revision?

Hear directly from those involved in drafting the standard, those involved in developing international policy on accreditation and get the users perspective on the changes to the standard.

For seminar agenda and standards expert speaker profiles: Click for more details


Data Storage and Management you can trust

Almir Business Ltd and Data Storage & Management Ltd ISO 27001.2005 NQA Certification

Data Storage & Management Ltd (DSM) is located in a modern high-bay facility within the Annacotty Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Limerick City (23,410 square feet). DSM provides a data storage & management service to its customers throughout the Mid-Western, Midlands & Southern Regions. This service deals with all aspects of data management including off-site storage for hard copy documents as we as back-up media with inventories of records and other services available on-line. It also includes scanning/imaging and shredding as required.

This year DSM introduced a new service whereby companies and organisations can manage and track documents/media that are retained on the customers’ own site as well as off-site. This on-site database can be integrated with DSM’s off-site database to form one complete and cost effective desktop solution to document management and retention.

DSM is in its seventeenth year of successful trading having registered as a limited company in September 1998. We have a well-established team (10) of hand-picked and dedicated staff who have significant experience in the data storage business and are committed to consistently looking after the needs of our customers.

Wendy Ryan, Managing Director stated the “Security and confidentiality are paramount to our customer and all staff members sign a confidentiality agreement to support this. DSM systems are audited externally at least twice per year as DSM holds ISO 9001 quality standard and ISO 27001 Information Security standard. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for an Information Security System. The standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls. Almir Business has been with us every step of the way providing guidance and support in the implementation of both standards and we continue to use their service to maintain and improve both management systems”
In very recent years, while the use of back-up tapes/CDs has not declined, the concept of backing up data on-line has also grown in importance and popularity.  It is easy to operate and once set up it enables each company to run its back-ups on-line as often as required. It also facilitates the restoration of this data on-line and eliminates the use of tapes and vault storage over time. DSM can now offer this service to its customers in partnership with Keep it Safe Ltd, a company dedicated to the development and implementation of this process.”