Horizon Fitness Recommended for ISO Certification

Horizon Fitness, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of treadmills and elliptical trainers for home use, has been recommended for certification according to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (February 28, 2007) – Horizon Fitness, one of the world's leading manufacturers of treadmills and elliptical trainers for home use, has been recommended for certification according to the ISO 9001:2000 standard. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's leading developer of international standards, specifying the requirements for state-of-the-art products, services, processes, materials and systems.

“Since our founding, Horizon Fitness has been committed to operational excellence,” said Bob Whip, president of Horizon Fitness. “ISO certification reconfirms our commitment to being the best fitness equipment manufacturer in the world. This certification process has helped us develop mature and effective operational systems that continuously drive improvement and innovation throughout our organization.”

The recommendation for certification comes after an extensive audit by a third-party registrar company. The auditing process included an assessment of managerial and organizational practice, as well as design and manufacturing operations. Horizon Fitness anticipates full certification by the end of 2007.

Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd., the fourth largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world with roughly $348 million in annual sales revenue (2006). Horizon Fitness differentiates itself in the marketplace by designing and manufacturing treadmills and elliptical trainers that are durable, easy-to-use and provide peak performance for maximum value. All key components that go into a piece of equipment are designed and manufactured at a Johnson Health Tech. facility. This translates to well-designed, high-performance equipment that is backed by one of the strongest warranties in the industry.

For more information about Horizon Fitness, go to HorizonFitness.com or call 1-800-244-4192.

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