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Mike Malone
Amron International
(760) 208-6505

Amron International, Inc. is proud to announce we have received

ISO 9001:2008 Certification! 


Vista, CA – June 11, 2014: Amron International, Inc., a global provider of commercial diving and hyperbaric equipment and related products, has been certified in conformance with ISO 9001:2008 standards by NSF International Strategic Registrations based on their assessment of Amron’s quality management system. The scope of the certification applies to the design, development, manufacturing, servicing and distribution of professional diving equipment and related products.

ISO 9001:2008 provides organizations with a framework for a systematic approach to managing processes so that they consistently produce products which satisfy customers' expectations. Amron International has developed and implemented a quality management system that demonstrates its ability to provide products and services that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements and addresses customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system.

“For over thirty five years, it has been Amron’s aim to put our customers first by acting from their perspective and responding quickly and appropriately to their needs,” said Debra Ritchie, CEO/President of Amron International, Inc. “Amron is committed to putting the ‘customer first’ philosophy into practice every day by manufacturing and distributing quality products that meet or exceed customer requirements, supported with outstanding customer service. Through our efforts to enhance customer satisfaction, we will continually improve the effectiveness of our quality management system and our quality objectives.”

Ms. Ritchie adds, “Attaining ISO 9001:2008 certification reflects the hard work and dedication of the entire Amron team and reflects our continuous effort to improve internal processes, provide world-class customer service and ensure that the Amron brand remains synonymous with quality.”

About Amron International
Driven by its customer-first mentality, Amron manufactures and distributes a diverse and comprehensive line of products and services for the commercial and military diving and hyperbaric industries. Founded in 1978, Amron has grown into an international industry leader with sales in more than 130 countries. For more information, please visit www.amronintl.com.


Click here to view the Press Release

Click here to view the Certification of Registration

NSF International Strategic Registrations

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:04:48 +0000
<![CDATA[Amron Receives DLA Land and Maritime 2012 Recognition for Bronze Excellence Award]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/amron-receives-DLA-land-and-maritime-2012-recognition-for-bronze-excellence-award/ Amron Receives DLA Land and Maritime 2012 Recognition for Bronze Excellence Award


News Release from DLA Land and Maritime

P.O. Box 3990

Columbus, OH 43218-3990

For Immediate Release: Nov. 15, 2013


Government contractors recognized for quality performance


                Columbus, Ohio – Amron International, Inc. was recently honored by DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio, as one of the government’s best suppliers at an award ceremony held Nov. 15, 2013, on the Defense Supply Center Columbus (Ohio) installation.


                This recognition means the firm has supplied a product the government can be confident in using. Firms that qualify as Automated Best Value System award winners have met the stringent quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency. The ABVS, a computerized system, collects a vendor’s past performance data and translates it into a numeric score, ranging from zero to 100. Amron International, Inc. supplies MK1 Float Coats, Analox Analyzers, and Amron Amcom Communicators, among various other products, for the Department of Defense and other agencies.


                To be eligible, vendors must have shipped 50 of more contract line items during a 12-month period. To qualify for a Gold Award, a contractor must have a perfect score of 100. A score 99 to 99.99 earns a Silver Award, and 98 to 98.9 earns a Bronze Award.


                DLA Land and Maritime is the Land and Maritime supply chain headquarters for DLA, with more than 3,000 associates in 53 locations around the world. Land and Maritime manages almost 2 million spare parts and supports more than 145,000 customers in the military services, civilian agencies and other Department of Defense organizations. Land and Maritime awards more than 707,000 contracts annually, supports nearly 1,400 weapon systems and handles more than 6.7 million orders annually, with annual sales topping $3.1 billion. 


View official letters from DLA here

DLA Land and Maritime 2012 Recognition for Bronze Excellence Award

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:43:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Amron International Introduces New, Integrated 3-Diver Air Control]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/amron-international-3-diver-air-control-press-release/ Amron International Introduces New, Integrated 3-Diver Air Control


Model 8330i offers independent air supply control for up to 3 divers


VISTA, Calif., January 10, 2014 — In response to customer demand, and in support of its continuing mission to consistently supply quality equipment to its customers throughout the world, Amron International has developed the Model 8330i, an integrated air control, depth monitoring (pneumo) and optional communication unit for up to 3 surface-supplied divers.


Designed to meet the IMCA guideline that “no other diver is deprived of breathing gas if another diver’s umbilical is cut or ruptured,” the Model 8330i features independent high and low-pressure air supplies for all 3 divers. The inclusion of crossover valves between the 3 air supplies, each of which has been designed by Amron to safely accommodate up to 3 divers by itself at one time, provides dual backups in the event of an emergency affecting 1 or 2 divers, such as air supply contamination or failure.


“As the IMCA guidelines are being adopted by more companies throughout the world, Amron feels there is a need for a series of high quality air controls that meet the international standard,” said Scott Ritchie, Vice-President of Engineering and Manufacturing at Amron.


In addition to the air control section, the Model 8330i features a pneumo panel with 6” depth gauges capable of registering depths up to 250FSW/76MSW and an optional panel-mounted version of Amron’s Amcom III radio module for diver communication. The unit is entirely self-contained, and is housed in a durable, pressure-fused fiberglass case.


To learn more about the Model 8330i and Amron International’s full line of manufactured products, visit http://www.amronintl.com/


About Amron International

Driven by its customer-first mentality, Amron engineers and distributes a diverse and comprehensive line of products and services for commercial and recreational diving, tactical and outdoor equipment, and hyperbaric chambers. Founded in 1978, Amron has grown into an international industry leader with sales in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.amronintl.com/

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:17:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Amron International Introduces New BIBS Breathing Masks]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/Amron-Introduces-New-BIBS-Breathing-Masks/ Amron 450M and 350M BIBS MasksVISTA, Calif., October 1, 2012 — To meet the changing needs of deepwater saturation diving, Amron International has developed the new 450M BIBS Mask and the 350M BIBS Mask. These new masks have been exhaustively performance tested and are certified to meet the toughest industry requirements, ensuring divers will have a reliable supply of air, oxygen or mixed gas.

Amron engineers designed the masks completely from scratch, using advanced technologies to improve on traditional BIBS Breathing Systems. The patent-pending mask features rugged housing and stainless steel valve assemblies, greatly improving durability over competitors’ masks. The breathing system uses minimal resistance for both inhaling and exhaling, requiring less effort for normal breathing. The inhaler side uses a pneumatically balanced second-stage regulator with fine-tune adjustment that allows the diver to control the amount of incoming gas. The exhaust side is a pneumatically balanced second-stage regulator with a valve that expels gases overboard, eliminating carbon dioxide build-up.

“We’re very excited to bring these advanced BIBS masks to the market because they are extremely reliable during extended usage and will stand up to the tough conditions usually found in hyperbaric chambers,” said Scott Ritchie, VP Manufacturing, Amron International. “Most others masks can’t take the abuse and they’re built using decades-old designs. We wanted to build a new mask from the ground up, giving divers in the deepest waters the best BIBS mask possible in the event of hyperbaric environment contamination. These divers have extremely difficult jobs, and the last thing they should have to worry about is their equipment. Both the divers and operators can rest assured these new Amron BIBS masks will perform to the designed depth limits of their deepwater saturation system.”

Both the Amron BIBS 450M Mask and the BIBS 350M Mask were tested and approved by NUI/Thelma in Norway and have been certified to meet the Norsok U-101:1999 requirements. The masks can be used with Air, Oxygen or Heliox.

Great care was also taken to make sure the masks would be as comfortable as possible. A flexible silicone oral-nasal has been designed to fit a wide range of face shapes. It surrounds both the nose and mouth, reducing strain on the nasal bridge and jaw. A new, mesh full-head support is lighter and more breathable, which greatly improves comfort. A unique microphone jack can be linked to an external speaker for clear communications with people outside the saturation system.

The BIBS 450M Mask and the BIBS 350M Mask are currently available for purchase on the Amron International website at http://www.amronintl.com/hyperbaric-chamber-equipment/gas-systems/bibs-therapy-mask.html. Both the 350M and the 450M have an MSRP of $1,525.00. To learn more about Amron International’s full line of manufactured products, visit http://www.amronintl.com/amron-products.html.

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:27:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Amron International Offers Breakthrough Hyperbaric Chamber Light]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/Amron-Offers-Breakthrough-Hyperbaric-Chamber-Light/ Amron Hyperbaric Chamber LightsVISTA, Calif., October 01, 2012 — In its mission to always provide divers the most effective and safe equipment in the commercial diving industry, Amron International has developed its first hyperbaric chamber light. Featuring LED technology, the Amron 7100 Series Chamber Light offers internal and external adjustable brightness controls, an exclusive design feature available only from Amron International.

Compatible with the standard industry base and available with an optional magnetic base, the 7100 Series Light will seamlessly mount inside pressurized hyperbaric chamber walls. A unique touch pad allows the person inside the chamber to adjust the light intensity from among six settings. The light is powered with either 3- or 4-pin connectors, and the brightness setting can be adjusted outside the chamber by the tender in 4-wire mode.

“This is the first hyperbaric chamber light we have produced, and we couldn’t be more pleased with it,” said Joe Esparza, Product Manager, Amron International. “LED technology allowed us to create a light with smaller housing, is brighter than an incandescent bulb, doesn’t get hot, uses far less energy, and practically lasts forever. The nicest feature though is the adjustable brightness touch pad, so the chamber light can be set to just right for the person inside.”

The LED technology provides a 50,000-hour lamp life and remains cool to the touch, reducing heat build-up, which is especially important inside chamber that are not equipped with cooling systems. The lamp comes standard with a frosted lens, helping diffuse the ambient lighting. In addition, red and blue lenses are also available to provide different lighting effects.

The 7100 Series light is also designed with complete safety in mind. A special vent allows equalization of gas while protecting against moisture entering the light.

The Amron 7100 Series Chamber Light is currently available for purchase on the Amron International website at http://www.amronintl.com/amron-international-7100-series-led-hyperbaric-chamber-light.html.


Depending on the lens color the MSRP is $667 or $682. To learn more about Amron International’s full line of manufactured products, visit http://www.amronintl.com/

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:33:54 +0000