Quality

Walter Frank is committed to meeting regulatory and customer quality and delivery requirements for high quality copper and aluminium based fire-fighting valves and fittings.

With its all-encompassing range of validation testing and measurement, Walter Frank provides quality assurance in line with the most stringent of supply parameters.

Quality is at the heart of our business and is an integral part of our working processes. Walter Frank follows rigorous quality procedures embedded over decades of experience alongside our ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System, which is always adopted and never compromised. All manufacturing, testing and assembly processes have been FM approved, further demonstrating a commitment to the highest standards of quality control.

Our technologically advanced processes enable us to offer materials of renowned quality, with the commitment of a 21st century approach to ‘best practice’ and ‘lean’ manufacturing.

In May 1986, Walter Frank was registered to BS 5750 Part 2 for the manufacture of BS 336 fittings – the first company in the field to achieve this. The scope was subsequently extended to cover the manufacture of all fire-fighting equipment, waterway fittings, non-ferrous castings, machined components and engineering assemblies. There have been several upgrades and registration is now to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 covering design and manufacture.

Whilst we pride ourselves on consistently achieving excellent quality levels, we nevertheless aim to continuously improve our systems and processes. We are currently in pursuit of ISO:14001, which sets out the requirements of an effective Environmental Management System. Walter Frank also offers hydrostatic and flow testing to verify casting integrity.

The basis of the partnership between ourselves, our customers and suppliers shall be fair, and open dealing. As an organisation we are committed to employee development through improved skills and knowledge.

Our quality objectives are cascaded throughout the organisation by department heads, and on company notice boards situated throughout the site. Our Standard Operating Procedures are robust for all areas of the business and ensure consistency of approach for all key activities.