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Quality To The Fore

Alongside their ropes, management and employees are proud of their laboratory for mechanical and chemical testing. Anyone in Serbia and the region who needs steel wire ropes and products made from them (slings), has for 35 years first sought the assistance of company UNIS-USHA A.D., based in Višegrad


The steel wire ropes and slings for which this company is known have been produced at this factory for 35 years, or more precisely since 1982, when it was constructed using the combined assets of UNIS and Indian company USHA MARTIN INDUSTRIES LTD, headquartered in Calcutta. The factory has a production capacity of 6,300 tonnes of steel wire ropes of all commercial structures in dimensions ranging from 1.25 to 46 mm of ungalvanised and galvanised steel wire ropes. Alongside the production of rope, here they are also proud of the other services and products that they offer the market.

This primarily relates to the accredited Laboratory for Mechanical and Chemical Testing, which is equipped with the latest equipment and is certified with certificates from London-based certification body Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The laboratory boasts aTarno Grocki testing machine for breaking wire (rope) up to Ø5,0 mm, an Usha Ranchi – India horizontal hydraulic machine for testing the real force required to break rope and testing slings up to Ø20.0 mm, an a SAM.DENISION & SON

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- England horizontal hydraulic machine for testing the real force required to break rope and testing slings up to Ø50,0 mm. - As proof of the high quality of our products we received the Certificate for product in 1999 from the certification body Lloyd's Register and the Certificate of system management quality, which was issued in 1988 by the certification body Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), based in London. We are also working on the thermal treatment of wood (pallets), because we have our own wood drying chamber - says Aleksandar Mandić, Managing Director of UNIS-USHA, speaking to CorD. - The quality of our products is the most important factor us and we are known for that throughout the region. Our ambition is to become bigger exporters and for all our customers to recognise us on the basis of quality. At UNIS-USHA they emphasise that their mission is to provide high-quality products and respect delivery deadlines,

UNIS-USHA is a leading manufacturer of steel wire ropes, while its ambition is to become the leading exporter in Southeast Europe and to restore its position on the old markets of Western Europe

utilising modern technologies and knowhow. When it comes to vision, they note maintaining and improving their position on existing markets and expansion to other markets, as well as the continuous improvement of activities in accordance with the desires of customers. And concerns over quality are the reason that UNIS-USHA possesses numerous certificates conforming quality, the most important among them being the Certificate of quality management system that adheres to the requirements of standards BS ISO 9001: 2008, BAS ISO 9001: 2009 (pdf, 589 kb) Certificate for product (pdf, 253 kb) Certificate for environmental management system (pdf, 384 kb). From the Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BATA), the factory possesses certificates including Accreditation to perform mechanical testing of metallic materials according to the requirements of the standard BAS EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2006 (pdf, 698 kb). From the SGS Group – the worldwide organisation for inspection, testing, monitoring and certification – they received the Certificate for product according to the requirements of the standard ISO 10245: 2003 (E) (pdf, 2095 kb). From TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH the factory possesses the Certificate of the results of the review of the Technical File (TF) (steel cable with a diameter of up to 46mm, slings from steel wire rope with a diameter of up to 46 mm) (pdf 356 kb). ▪

CorD Magazine No. 150  
CorD Magazine No. 150