Leveraging an over 125-year history of product development and manufacturing innovation, quality, and performance, Gentex Corporation is dedicated to improving personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments.
The company’s product portfolio includes helmet system platforms and capability upgrades sold under the Gentex, Ops-Core, ALPHA, Argus, Aegisound, and Cromwell brands; PureFlo industrial respiratory protection systems; Dual Mirror OEM aluminized fabrics; and Filtron OEM light management technology.
Privately held, Gentex supports its global customers through a worldwide distributor network and facilities in Carbondale, Pennsylvania (headquarters), Boston, MA; Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Manchester, NH; Letchworth Garden City, Herts, U.K. (European Headquarters); and Stranraer, Scotland.
Quality Management Process
Gentex Corporation operates under an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System that is supplemented with additional quality system requirements that meet the AS9100C and AS9100D standards that provide strict requirements established for the aviation, space, and defense industries.
These standards ensure that our Quality Management Systems consistently provide products to meet our customer’s requirements, enhance their satisfaction, and ensure process measurements to support continuous improvements. As part of this certification, a third-party agency audits our management, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and other support processes to verify that the exacting requirements are consistently met. Additionally, the AS9100C and AS9100D standards require Gentex to supplement its Quality System with enhanced risk management, supplier management, continuous improvement, to process effectiveness measurements.
These additional requirements and Gentex’s own Quality Policy ensure that Gentex is a world-class manufacturer of personal protection and situational awareness solutions and products.
Gentex Corporation is committed to providing personal protection and situational awareness products to defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. We do so by delivering superior products in a manner that serves employees, customers, and the community, while preserving the environment. To meet this commitment, we work as an integrated team, sharing responsibility for:
- Delivering products on-time and of the highest quality and performance
- Conducting ourselves with integrity and the highest standards of ethical behavior
- Collaborating across our Enterprise to consistently deliver superior solutions
- Employing top notch talent and cultivating personal growth
- Being good community citizens and environmental stewards
This policy is communicated to all employees via awareness sessions and employee handbooks. The quality policy is to be understood by each employee and reinforced periodically through training, visual aids, and management/supervisory commitment.
L.P Frieder, III