Alcan Cable achieves ISO 9000 international quality management system standard certification

Atlanta, GA  9/21/2010

Alcan Cable, a business of Rio Tinto, successfully obtained the ISO 9000 international quality management system standard certification for its manufacturing facility located in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. The ISO 9000 quality management system places primary emphasis on prevention, process control, and implementation of procedural management in every quality activity in order to ultimately achieve customer satisfaction.

“In daily production and operations, we have always focused on process management, and enforcing the strictest standards in the industry. The achievement of ISO 9000 certification at our new China manufacturing plant is an affirmation of our company’s operating and management model,” said Ivan Salamin, general manager, Alcan (Tianjin) Alloy Products Co., Ltd.

“Achieving the ISO 9000 certification at our Tianjin manufacturing facility represents an important milestone in solidifying our market position in China,” said Jack Miller, president, Alcan Cable. “This certification demonstrates Alcan Cable’s continued commitment to providing high quality, world-class products to the many markets it has served for over 100 years.”

As a leading brand of aluminum alloy cable in the North American market, STABILOY® low-voltage power cables were first introduced to the Chinese market in 2006. Over the last 40 years, STABILOY® cables have been installed in several thousand projects throughout North America and in nearly 400 commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings in China. Known for their reliable performance, STABILOY® aluminum alloy cables are recognized as the preferred solution in China’s low-voltage aluminum alloy power cable market.

Alcan Cable has provided its customers with quality products and outstanding customer service for over 100 years. With its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Alcan Cable is a leading manufacturer of aluminum cable, modular wiring systems, and rod and strip products and has seven manufacturing operations – six in North America and one in China. The Alcan (Tianjin) Alloy Products Co. manufacturing facility is located in the Tianjin Airport Economic Area and produces STABILOY® aluminum alloy products for the China market.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.

For further information, please contact:

Alcan Cable, Atlanta
Rhonda Buckley
Tel.: +1 770 392 2381

Rio Tinto, Montreal
Bryan Tucker
Tel.: +1 514 848 8066

Alcan (Tianjin) Alloy Products Co., LTD
Tianjin, PR of China
Ma Gang
Tel: +010 85888577


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