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  • Quality Management
  • Environmental Management
  • CE Marking

Quality

Quality policy at YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS Deutschland GmbH is based on customer satisfaction, which we wish to achieve through punctual delivery of first class products and services. Quality means matching our product and service characteristics with the requirements and expectations of our customers.

Each employee is responsible for quality of his work within his responsibilities and is herewith requested to point out quality problems and to participate actively in the resolution of problems. We are constantly striving to improve the scope of operational conditions in order to achieve optimal personal and operational development.
 
We want to manifest our zero defect philosophy by transparent organisation and accurate process descriptions. Quality work in all phases of an order – everybody delivers quality to everybody – is a prerequisite for the supply of high quality products and services. Constant training and further education of our employees and our management contributes to the continuous improvement of the Quality Management.

YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS has always put highest effort in complying with current quality standards. This stands out in quality awards and certificates, YAMAICHI ELECTRONICSs has received.
 

ISO Certification

YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS received consistent ISO 9001 certification:
Location Munich since 1996
Location Frankfurt (Oder) since 2008

For our selected manufacturing sites of automotive products we received the ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management certification.
 

Quality Management System

YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS has implemented an internal Quality Management System to assure highest quality. In order to assure that quality standards are complied throughout the entire company it is penetrated from the very top level. Our management transfers the quality standards to the employees of YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS.

All standards and guidelines are continuously maintained in a manual that is provided to all YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS employees.

Environmental Management System

Contribution to sustainability means for us an active comprehensive management approach. Our Environmental Management System is to control the environmental activities, to encourage the environmental awareness of the employees, to create legal security in regards of environmental issues and to assure environmental processes. The Environmental Management System fullfills the requirement of the standard DIN EN ISO 14001.


Commitment

We, YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS, are convinced that retention of a global, sustainable environment is an unavoidable topic for humanity as a whole. For this reason we manage our company in such a way that we contribute to a more sustainable future.


Basic Guidelines

In accordance with our slogan ‘Green Earth for Tomorrow’ YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS is committed to the following guidelines:

1. Implementation of measures
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS implements measures to minimise waste, save energy and reduce possible damage to the environment from our products and services.

2. Continuous improvement and prevention of environmental damage 
At YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS measures are implemented for the continuous improvement and assurance of appropriate implementation of waste reduction, saving resources and recycling.

3. Adherence to environmentally relevant regulations
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS will adhere to the appropriate laws and/or regulations regarding environmental protection, as valid in the relevant countries or districts and fulfils the requirements of interest groups and/or other third parties in connection with environmental topics. YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS requires environment-friendly products and services from their suppliers, contractors and partners by contract. Contractors operating on the company’s site must commit to keeping our environmental policy and measures.

4. Promotion of educational programmes on the topic of environmental protection
YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS supports training and educational measures on the topic of environmental protection in order to encourage employees to save resources and reduce waste and to cooperate actively in the retention of a sustainable environment.

5. YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS Group makes its "Environmental Policy" public.

The CE-Marking states that the product complies with one or more EU safety regulations and is attached to entire products or devices. Our products are electronic components, so-called basic components, which are not subject to the CE marking requirement. The relevant guidelines in detail:


Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The Low Voltage Directive applies, according to its Article 1, to the safety of "electrical operating equipment "provided that the operating voltage is within the limits of the Low Voltage Directive. The Commission's Guide to the Directive states in its § 7 that basic components are not electrical equipment and therefore they are not covered by the Directive. Accordingly, the Low Voltage Directive does not apply to basic components "whose safety can only be correctly assessed when installed and for which a risk assessment can not be performed".

Against this background, a CE-Marking of electronic components according to the Low Voltage Directive is not possible.


EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

According to article 1, the EMC Directive regulates the electromagnetic compatibility of "equipment". According to Article 3, these are "devices" or "installations". Conformity assessment and CE-Marking of individual electronic components in this sense is therefore not possible according to the EMC Directive.


Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

The Machinery Directive regulates the safety of complete machines. In two exceptions it also contains provisions for machinery components: "partly completed machinery" and "safety components". Incomplete machines, referred to in Article 2, point (g), are known as "an assembly that almost constitutes a machine". In principle, this does not apply to an electronic component.

Safety components can in principle also be electronic components. The prerequisite for falling within the scope of the Machinery Directive is, however, that the components are given an express purpose by the manufacturer for fulfilling a safety function in accordance with the Machinery Directive.
Otherwise, a conformity assessment and a CE-Marking of individual electronic components according to the Machinery Directive is not possible.


RoHS Directive 2011/65 / EC

The scope of application of this directive initially extends only to "devices" but not directly to their components. Irrespective of this, the RoHS Directive directly regulates not only end devices but also their "accessories" and "spare parts". Under special circumstances, electronic components could fall into these two categories. However, the RoHS Directive does not provide a CE-Marking for accessories and spare parts, but only the obligation to comply with the substance bans.

Electronic components can therefore not be labeled with the CE-Mark in accordance with the RoHS Directive.

None of the above legislation covers basic components.
A CE-Marking or declaration of conformity is not intended thereafter and would be inadmissible.

Certificates