Of course we could just lean back and refer to one of the toughest quality management guidelines of all: the DIN EN ISO 9001. However, our quality management department, with its 25 employees, set a clearly more ambitious goal: “99ppm = 99 parts per million”. This means
the standard behind our production of parts is 99.99 % perfect. This not only applies to our own production, but to our suppliers for components and modules as well.
A good example would be the Festool
dust chamber: a tool must withstand especially fine and aggressive Arizona dust for hours. We also use the so called “shaker,” a test bench which tests mechanical devices by means of vibrations or jolts to find the functional limit of each individual unit tested. A third example is the
fall test, where we still expect a perfectly functioning machine after falls from various heights.
By the way, should a tool not pass such tests, it will never be put on the market. Not until we have created a
secure foundation for first class quality, the seal “Made in Germany” will not be given.
Festool GmbH is a member of the European Power Tool Association and the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.).
TTS Tooltechnic Systems is an internationally active company with 2.600 employees in 26 countries worldwide.
The main brands are Festool and Schneider Airsystems