Tacony Recognized for Quality Standards by the International Organization for Standardization

ST. LOUIS ― Tacony Corporation, the manufacturer of Riccar and Simplicity 
vacuum cleaners, recently received 9001:2000 approval from the International 
Organization for Standardization 
(ISO) to become officially registered. 

To receive ISO 9001:2000 approval, Tacony had to meet 20 sets of quality 
systems requirements. This quality assurance model applies to organizations 
that design, develop, produce, install and service products. 

“For a manufacturing facility, receiving ISO registration is the equivalent of 
passing the bar exam,” said Ken Tacony, president and chief executive officer at 
Tacony. “It took every person in the Tacony manufacturing organization to 
ensure compliance. We are very proud of our staff and equally as proud to now 
carry the ISO certification.” 

Complimenting Tacony on the completeness of its quality management system, 
the ISO audit team’s final report concluded that the company’s system is 
effective while pointing to several Tacony strengths including: 

  • An exceptionally cohesive and well understood quality management 
  • system. 
  • Employees who are very competent in their assigned job skills. 
  • A leadership and management commitment which is very evident at all 
  • levels. 


“The adoption of this quality management system was a strategic decision by 
Tacony and will enable us to better control cost, product quality and drive our 
continuous improvement processes,” said Tacony. “The strengths listed in the 
ISO report are a direct result of all the hard work everyone put into becoming 
successfully compliant with the ISO standard.” 

A non-governmental organization, the ISO helps both product and service 
oriented organizations achieve standards of quality that are recognized and 
respected throughout the world.


The ISO audit was conducted at Tacony’s facility in St. James, Mo., where the 
company manufactures its two lines of vacuum cleaners: Riccar and Simplicity. 
Tacony also distributes and develops a variety of other consumer products, 
including sewing machines and software, ceiling fans, floor care parts and 
equipment, commercial carpet care equipment, and commercial floor care 
equipment. Tacony has six distribution centers nationwide, including St. James, 
Mo.; St. Louis; Fullerton, Calif.; Carlstadt, N.J.; Fort Worth, Texas; and 
Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Check out the full press release here.


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