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Solus achieve certification to world class business standards

December 18, 2018, 16:09

Pictured above:  James Kennedy, NSAI Chairperson and Geraldine Larkin CEO of NSAI presenting the NSAI certification to Mark Corrigan, Managing Director, Solus Lightbulbs and  Irish Soft Drinks Ltd

Press Release

Solus achieve certification to world class business standards

Solus Light Bulbs and Irish Soft Drinks Ltd was one of 21 organisations from the private, public and SME sectors who gathered at NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) offices in Dublin today (18/12/18) for a special ceremony marking their achievement in becoming certified to world class business standards.


All of the businesses and bodies that achieved certification were independently audited by NSAI inspectors in order to ensure they complied with the global standards.


Speaking at the ceremony Managing Director of Solus Lightbulbs, Mark Corrigan said “Solus are proud to have achieved the NSAI ISO9001:2015 standardThis standard encompasses a quality audit on every aspect of our business and ensures that SOLUS meets the highest standard in the industry. Quality is at the centre of everything we do. We are proud to send out a positive message to our customers and end users that quality is a top priority of our business”


They join an elite group of over 3,000 organisations who are currently NSAI-certified in a variety of areas such as Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and Energy Management.


Speaking at the ceremony, NSAI Chief Executive Geraldine Larkin said achieving certification to world class business standards will give these organisations an advantage over their competitors – both at home and abroad.


“Many of you gathered here today are being certified to two, three or in some cases, to four standards and I am delighted to see this type of commitment.  You can see the real difference standards have made to your business and you have reaped rewards from these benefits. Not only have you gained competitive advantage – improving efficiency, reducing costs and minimising waste – your industries will continue to benefit because of your investment,” said Ms Larkin.


“At a time of increased globalization, Brexit negotiations and more and more international trade deals, it is essential for Irish industry to be as competitive as it can be. It is encouraging to see so many companies here today that are committed to working towards best practice. You are demonstrating that Ireland is one of the best places in the world to do business and that Irish and Irish based companies can compete at the highest level,” she added.


Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years, now supports 63 jobs in Ireland and sell one light bulb every 6 seconds. Each light bulb is individually tested before packing to ensure the highest quality standards.  Solus were also proud recipients of the overall Supreme Award for Innovation and Best Home Product for their LED range at the HAI awards, finalists for 2 years in a row at the Checkout FMCG Awards and at the Sustainable Ireland Awards and a proud sponsor of the National Q Mark Awards for quality and excellence this year.



NSAI Press Officer, Deirdre Farrelly on 086 869 0774 | Email: [email protected]

Solus Press Officer: Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | [email protected] | 086 2332725




Full list of companies certified at today’s NSAI certification ceremony;

  1. A.C Manufacturing
  2. Arkil Ltd
  3. Azpiral
  4. Coyle Group
  5. Daa plc, Dublin
  6. Dublin Bus
  7. F.B. Dermatology Ltd t/a Kleresca
  8. Hurson Engineering, Co. Clare
  9. Kildare Shotblasting & Priming Ltd
  10. Kilsaran Concrete
  11. Mitchell McDermott Construction Consultants
  12. Neriki Europe Ltd
  13. Real Regulatory Limited
  14. Roadstone Ltd.
  15. Solus: Irish Soft Drinks
  16. Suir Clean Ltd, Co. Waterford
  17. Tipperary County Council
  18. Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  19. Trim Engineering Ltd
  20. UTS HR Group
  21. Voxpro

The standards awarded to companies today include:

  • I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management System
  • I.S. ISO 45001:2018: Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • I.S. EN ISO 14001:2015: Environmental Management System
  • ISO 27001:2017: Information Security Management System

About NSAI


NSAI is Ireland’s official standards and measurement body. Its aim is to inspire consumer confidence and create the infrastructure for products and services to be recognized and relied on, all over the world.

NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is Ireland’s official standards body. It is responsible for standardization, conformity assessment and measurement. Where a standard already exists, NSAI works with organisations and businesses to help them apply it.  Where a standard may be needed, NSAI will work with relevant parties at national or international level to create and develop the appropriate standard.  NSAI improves the performance of organisations and protects consumers through the setting of standards and issuing of certification in the quality and safety of goods and services.

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