Worcester, MA – May 1, 2014

Coghlin Companies announced today that Columbia Tech, a wholly-owned subsidiary specializing in manufacturing and global fulfillment services, has completed a successful ISO reassessment audit.

Over a period of three days, a team of independent auditors from Intertek conducted an in-depth analysis and verified that Columbia Tech is adhering to all internal documented procedures and is fully compliant with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003. The auditors stated that Columbia Tech has an excellent Quality Management System and indicated how impressed they were with Columbia Tech’s management team, staff of caring associates, and their well-organized new manufacturing facility in Westborough, MA.

Eric Skoglund, Columbia Tech’s Quality Control Manager and Management Representative, said, “It has long been recognized that ISO standards lead to improved quality and, as a direct result, enhance overall customer satisfaction time after time. Our current and future customers will continue to experience the benefits of collaborating with a partner that is completely dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services and an exceptional customer experience.”

ISO 9001 is an international quality standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) based on Quality Management Principles, including mutually beneficial supplier relationships, continuous improvement, and a customer-centric focus. These principles are incorporated within the requirements of the standard to improve organizational performance. ISO 13485 meets domestic and international regulations for medical device manufacturing, while achieving overall business improvement.

About Columbia Tech

Columbia Tech provides Time to Market Services at WARP SPEED™, including engineering design, manufacturing, global fulfillment and aftermarket services. Columbia Tech clients include innovation leaders in the life-science, pharmaceutical, bio-discovery, alternative energy, semiconductor, power management, LED, medical, data storage, homeland security and molecular imaging industries. Columbia Tech is a subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, Inc., a fourth generation, privately held concept to commercialization firm. Visit Columbia Tech and sign up for the e-newsletter.

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people add value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 33,000 people in over 100 countries, Intertek helps clients meet end requirements for quality, health, environmental, sustainability, safety and social accountability. www.Intertek.com.