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14/12/2017 - Company

Thank You for an Excellent Year 2017

The year 2017 brought a whole host of innovations to our CAQ.Net software. However, none of these would have been possible without you – our customers. Your input enabled us to learn a lot about how our software is used in the field and precisely develop and introduce optimizations and innovations into our software family. We are very proud of the great ties we enjoy with our customers and look forward to realizing many more wishes and optimization suggestions in the future.

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06/12/2017 - CAQ Success Story

CAQ-Software at GAPLAST GmbH - Cleanroom Quality

GAPLAST GmbH is an innovative developer and producer of packagings, applications, and disposable products for use in the pharmaceuticals, medical-technology, and cosmetics industry. Founded in the Bavarian town of Saulgrub-Altenau in 1969, the history of the company began with the development of an innovative sealing plug for tablet packaging.

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13/11/2017 - Events

CAQ AG at the Anuga FoodTec – 20. - 23. March 2018

Companies in the foodstuffs industry today must grasp the advantages provided by digitalisation and software in their everyday quality processes in order to stay ahead of their competition. Visit us at the Anuga FoodTec in Cologne and find out how our products allow your company to keep up with the quality expectations of your customers and ever increasing quality assurance regulations.

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07/11/2017 - Product Information

A Focus on Quality – The 5-Why and Ishikawa Cause and Effect Research Methods

Nothing happens without a reason – effects are always the result of a cause. Unfortunately, detecting causes is not always easy, as effects are usually the result of a complex and often convoluted series of causes.

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02/11/2017 - Customer Service

’Tis the season to be jolly: The CAQ AG annual planners have arrived

The year 2017 is slowly but surely coming to an end and it is time to start looking ahead to 2018. In order to ensure that you continue to be as well organized as you were in 2017, we are once again offering our customers a 70 x 100 cm CAQ AG annual planner. Please note that the calendar is designed for the German market and, hence, only features German public holidays and school holiday listings.

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25/10/2017 - Customer Service

English Language CAQ-Workshops

The new 2018 GFQ catalogue contains all important information and dates regarding the GFQ Akademie’s CAQ.Net user workshops. Whether you are using APQP.Net, Compact.Net or REM.Net - The user workshops are the perfect addition to the CAQ AG software family. Our all new Quality Assurance with CAQ.Net / Quality Management with CAQ.Net workshops in English may be of particular interest to you.

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28/09/2017 - Media Center

Impressions: Quality Excellence OnSite at Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG

This year’s Quality Excellence OnSite event was conducted on the 29th of September in cooperation with our long-time customer Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG in Wiesbaden. Not least due to Henkell & Co. group’s high standards that it sets itself and its products, the 2000 employee strong company was able to establish itself as one of the leading producers of champagne, wine, and spirits in Europe. As producer of Germany’s most exported brand of champagne, Henkell & Co. has subsidiaries in 20 countries and exports its products to more than 100 countries around the globe.

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13/09/2017 - Customer Service

A Focus on Quality – The Control Plan Manager

The control plan contains all vital information regarding the quality assurance measures performed along the production workflow of a product. It was initially developed within the framework of the automotive-specific ISO/TS (IATF) 16949 / QS9000 regulations and specifies aspects such as what inspection methods, tools, frequencies, or tolerances should be used and what containment measures should be applied in case of severe faults.

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04/09/2017 - Events

CAQ AG at the Fakuma 2017 - 17th to the 21st of October in Friedrichshafen

The Fakuma from the 17th to the 21st of October 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is one of the key events for everyone involved in the plastics industry. The trade fair, which has been taking place regularly for 30 years, is one of the most important industry get-togethers for people from all plastics technologies – from injection moulding and extrusion to thermoforming.

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26/07/2017 - Events

Quality Excellence OnSite 2017 at Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei

The Quality Excellence OnSite events allow you to see first-hand how our quality management solutions are put into practice by users and learn how the individual modules can assist you in your everyday processes. Apart from introducing the latest innovations and conveying the latest news from within the world of CAQ-software and quality management in general, these events primarily serve as a forum where you can discuss CAQ and quality-related topics with us and other users. We will be conducting this year’s Quality Excellence OnSite event in cooperation with our long-time customer Sektkellerei Henkell & Co. on the 29th of September in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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25/07/2017 - CAQ Success Story

CAQ-Software at FISCHER: Putting a Shine on Quality

Automotive suppliers throughout all of Europe lay their trust in Fischer and more than a third of all cars produced in Europe contain plastic parts produced by Fischer. Whether the complete dashboard of the Audi A6, ventilation nozzles in the Audi A3, speedometer housings in the Mercedes C-Class, or seating applications in Rolls Royce limousines: the more than 600 employees at the three Fischer production facilities ensure that the automotive industry and other specialist lines of industry are supplied with consistently high quality plastic injection moulded parts.

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18/05/2017 - Customer Service

A Focus on Quality – IATF 16949 – Quality Management in the Automotive-Sector

Quality management systems (QMS) are used in order to ensure that the quality and safety of products is maintained. In the automotive sector, these systems are governed by the quality standard ISO 9001 and the system standard ISO/TS 16949. Maintaining these strict standards without the assistance of CAQ software and well-trained employees is virtually impossible nowadays. This aspect becomes even more evident when one takes a closer look at the latest revision of the ISO/TS 16949.

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11/05/2017 - Media Center

Impressions - Control 2017

We presented our quality management solutions at the 31st Control in Stuttgart – the world’s leading international trade fair for quality assurance. We would like to thank everyone that attended our fair stand and trust that you enjoyed this year’s Control as much as we did.

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21/04/2017 - CAQ Success Story

CAQ-Software at Eagle Simrax - Perfection in Motion

Eagle Simrax B.V. is part of the EKK Eagle Industry-Group (Automotive) and produces approximately 30 million seals a year for water pumps and air-conditioning compressors that are used by a variety of OEM and Tier 1 automotive manufacturers. The success of the company is, amongst other factors, sustained by a company-wide awareness regarding the benefits of sophisticated quality management and a comprehensively lived CAQ-software system.

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14/03/2017 - Media Center

Impressions: Quality Excellence Days 2017

This year’s highly successful Quality Excellence Days took place in 4 cities and served as a clear indicator for the vast interest in the topic of quality management and our sophisticated quality management solutions.

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14/03/2017 - Events

Control 9-12 May 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany

We will be presenting our quality and production management solutions at the Control in Stuttgart – the world’s leading international trade fair for quality assurance (09-12 May 2017). Grab a refreshing cocktail at our CAQ AG Factory Systems cocktail bar and join us: Hall 5, Stand 5512.

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13/03/2017 - CAQ Success Story

CAQ-Software at Henkell & Co. – Raise Your Glass to Quality

Whether New Year’s Eve, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries: whenever there’s something to celebrate, the products of Henkell & Co. come into play. In order to ensure that all the bottles pop during these special moments, the long-established company from Wiesbaden utilizes cutting edge CAQ.Net quality management solutions to adhere to strict quality standards.

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16/02/2017 - Events

MEDTEC Europe – 4th to 6th of April 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany

CAQ AG will be presenting its sophisticated quality and product management solutions at the MEDTEC Europe trade fair from the 4th to the 6th of April 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. Come visit us at stand 3D14 in hall 3 and find out more.

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15/02/2017 - Events

Exclusive Seminar: The Ingredients of ISO 9001:2015

Fully understanding the theoretical approaches in standards such as ISO 9001:2015 is often quite challenging - particularly when one does not have existing knowledge in the area of quality management. The contents may appear rather abstract and it is difficult to apply them to one’s own workplace setting. But how do you spice up these topics and make them more accessible?

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03/01/2017 - Events

The CAQ AG Quality Excellence Days 2017

There’s a lot happening in the world of quality management. In order to ensure that you’re always kept up-to-date with the latest developments in this often highly complex field, we would like to invite you to our Quality Excellence Days 2017.

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02/01/2017 - Events

CAQ AG at ARBURG Technology Days 2017

The ARBURG Technology Days 2017 will be held at the ARBURG headquarters in Lossburg (Germany) from 15 to 18 March. Around 50 exhibits will demonstrate the current state-of-the-art of plastics processing technology.

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11/11/2016 - Customer Service

A Focus on Quality – Gauge Management as Integral Part of Quality Assurance

Gauges are essentially the sole interface between the measured object and the measured value and it is safe to say that this value lies at the beginning of all quality management efforts. If, for whatever reason, the value is not measured correctly, all subsequent QM processes such as incoming/outgoing goods inspections, SPC, or quality planning will be in vain.

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07/11/2016 - Customer Service

English Language CAQ-Workshops

The new 2017 GFQ catalogue contains all important information and dates regarding the GFQ Akademie’s CAQ.Net user workshops. Whether you are using APQP.Net, Compact.Net or REM.Net - The user workshops are the perfect addition to the CAQ AG software family. Our all new Quality Assurance with CAQ.Net / Quality Management with CAQ.Net workshops in English may be of particular interest to you.

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04/11/2016 - Customer Service

Quality Excellence Awards

Our Quality Excellence Award is awarded to a select group of companies who fully recognise the importance of quality and place great value on overall matters of quality management and quality assurance.

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25/10/2016 - Media Center

Impressions: Quality Excellence OnSite at Eagle Simrax

This year’s Quality Excellence OnSite event was conducted on the 22nd of September in cooperation with our long-time customer “Eagle Simrax B.V.” in Kerkrade (NL). Eagle Simrax B.V. is part of the Eagle Industry-Group (Automotive) and develops general-purpose mechanical seals for automobiles and home electric appliances. The company facilitates a yearly production of over 30 million seals that are assembled in a high-tech production facility.

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24/10/2016 - Customer Service

’Tis the season to be jolly: The CAQ AG annual planners have arrived

The year 2016 is slowly but surely coming to an end and it is time to start looking ahead to 2017. In order to ensure that you continue to be as well organized as you were in 2016, we are once again offering our customers a 70 x 100 cm CAQ AG annual planner. Please note that the calendar is designed for the German market and, hence, only features German public holidays and school holiday listings.

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21/10/2016 - Customer Service

A Focus on Quality – Laboratories / LIMS

Whether acquiring and managing samples in the foodstuffs-industry, planning, developing, and selecting methods and experiments in the pharmaceuticals business or consistently analysing and monitoring pool parameters during galvanization operations: managing the sheer quantity of information and abiding by strict data security regulations are challenges that the research and in-house laboratories of virtually all industries face.

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30/09/2016 - Events

LIMS Forum 2016 in Bonn

CAQ AG will be presenting its software solutions at this year’s LIMS Forum in Bonn from the 8th to the 9th of November in Bonn, Germany.

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15/08/2016 - Customer Service

A Focus on Quality – Training Management: Keeping an Eye on Employee Skills & Knowledge

A plant manager walks through the production facility. He sees an employee performing a maintenance task on a machine. Has this employee been trained for this task? A forklift drives past. Does the driver have the right qualifications and are these still valid? A gauge is calibrated, an incoming goods inspection is performed, or an initial sample test report is formulated. Are all the necessary qualifications for these tasks available and up to date?

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26/07/2016 - Events

Training Management in the Life Sciences Sector

Expertly trained employees, whose level of knowledge is always kept up-to-date are generally more motivated, creative, and very often contribute fresh ideas and problem-solving techniques. The consistent planning, administration, documentation, and evaluation of all training and qualification matters is also an important safety matter and an integral aspect that needs to be considered when complying with official life science guidelines and standards such as the ISO 13485 or the FDA’s 21 CFR 820.25.

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14/07/2016 - Events

Quality Excellence OnSite at Eagle Simrax B.V. in Kerkrade (NL)

The Quality Excellence OnSite events allow you to see first-hand how our quality management solutions are put into practice by fellow users and learn how the individual modules can assist you in your everyday processes. Apart from introducing the latest innovations and conveying the latest news from within the world of CAQ-software and quality management in general, these events primarily serve as a forum where you can discuss CAQ and quality-related topics with us and other users.

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30/06/2016 - Customer Service

A Focus on Quality – ISO/TS 16949 and CAQ-Systems in the Automotive Industry

A car is made up of approximately 10,000 individual parts and round about 40 different materials. In order to ensure that both quality and safety are maintained throughout every assembly and all parts work together faultlessly, sophisticated quality management is an absolute necessity. It therefore comes as no surprise that probably no other industry has done so much for the evolution of quality assurance and the standardization of processes in the past century, as the automotive industry has.

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29/06/2016 - Product Information

A Focus on Quality – The New ISO 13485:2016

This year’s publication of the ISO 13485:2016 has once again brought movement into the topic of quality management for medical devices. Even though the changes are not as severe as some thought they would be the stagnation with regard to the choice of structure comes as a bit of a surprise.

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