Admints & Zagabor Achieves QCA Accreditation
Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, the promotional product industry’s only independent, non-governmental accreditation organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products, has awarded QCA Accreditation to Bellmawr, New Jersey-based Admints & Zagabor - a division of Hit Promotional Products.
QCA-Accredited companies endorse a self-certification, complete a rigorous self-assessment, and then submit their headquarters and their supply base to multiple third-party audits. The QCA board uses a scorecard representing the performance of the applicant and its supply chain on the third-party audits as the foundation for granting accreditation.
“Achieving QCA Accreditation has been challenging, as we’ve had a busy year integrating with Hit Promotional Products and managing our continued growth within the industry," said Brett Hersh, president of Admints & Zagabor. "Yet our team was able to upgrade our systems and implement many operational improvements while reinvesting in new technology, product offerings, inventory and personnel. But the process has been extremely beneficial and rewarding. With so many different opinions and testing companies talking about product safety, quality assurance, and social accountability, it became clear that achieving QCA Certification was the only way for us to meet the expectations of our customers and their end-user clients."
Admints & Zagabor joins the ranks of 30 other companies that have met the qualifications to achieve QCA Accreditation.
“Safety and social responsibility have long been at the forefront of Admints & Zagabor’s values, and I congratulate them on successfully completing the accreditation process,” said Tim Brown, MAS, QCA executive director of operations. “This accreditation further proves the company’s commitment to doing the right thing, as it enhances their pre-existing compliance program, and provides additional assurances to distributors and end-buyers. Fortune 1000 companies continue to be focused on doing business with companies that can demonstrate they are capable of protecting their brands, and it is rewarding to see more industry leaders respond.”