1995 – 2010 15 years of certified quality
1995 - NFR 12450 – DIN 255
Selle SMP certifies the quality of all its seat models
In 1995 there were still no Italian or European quality standards for bicycle seats: producers were not obliged to guarantee minimum safety protections. Selle SMP, in order to assure its users quality and safety, used the only standards available as a reference: those adopted in France and Germany. All models are tested and certified by an external laboratory according to French and German standards.
2000 - UNI EN ISO 9002:1994
Selle SMP is the first European producer to have a certified quality system
Quality is the main inspiration of Selle SMP. In 1998 the company wanted to consolidate its specificity and decided to structure its business according to the canons of total quality: the quality of the organization, productive processes, materials used, and controls on finished products. Thanks to this innovative turning point, Selle SMP is able to guarantee compliance with the highest quality standards in all operational and production phases. The progress made by Selle SMP was sealed in April 2000 when it obtained ISO 9002:1994 certification; for several years it was the only certified European producer.
2006 - UNI EN ISO 9001:2000
Even creativity and innovation are implemented with certified quality
The road to complete growth for Selle SMP led to reaching, after creating the SMP4BIKE patents, another important goal tied to certification in the planning phase: in July 2006 Selle SMP obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification. The new certification attests how Selle SMP applies the principles of quality to the entire production process: from planning to the finished product, guaranteeing a standard of production excellence.
2006 - UNI EN 14764 – 65 – 66 - 81
All Selle SMP products respect the new safety standards
Finally Europe and Italy have adopted harmonized standards on the safety of bicycles and their components. For years Selle SMP had already guaranteed a very high quality standard for all its products and all the models are already perfectly in line with the requisites of the new standards.
2009 - ISO 9001:2008
Selle SMP is the only producer in the world that can boast being certified for the
““DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF BICYCLE SEATS ENTIRELY MADE IN ITALY”
The latest goal was reached in July 2009: Selle SMP is the first producer of seats in Italy to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification and the only one in the world that can boast having ISO 9001 certification for the “Design and production of bicycle seats entirely made in Italy”