Ritec successfully completes its transition to the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

In addition to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, Ritec has been ISO 14001 certified for 5 years already.

ISO 14001 sets out and certifies the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organisation must follow to set up an effective environmental management system. ISO 14001:2015 is the standard’s latest update.


Using ISO 14001:2015 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

Stephen Byers, MD, says: ‘Ritec has long been committed to the environment through its promotion of the ClearShield Eco-System™. Implementing special procedures as part of our operations management system is a very natural continuation to this commitment’.

The ClearShield® durable glass surface protection reduces by 50% on average the frequency of site visits for routine cleaning of glass in buildings, substantially cutting carbon dioxide emissions and costs for:

  • manpower,
  • operation and maintenance of vehicles and access equipment,
  • consumption of energy, water, cleaning chemicals and other materials.

ClearShield® maintains clearer and cleaner views on flat roof in London

The ClearShield® durable glass surface protection has helped to keep a flat glass roof look pristine and made it easier to clean and keep clean for well over 10 years.


Although the protection was still performing, the owner of the stunning residence located in the Primrose Hill area in London, UK, felt that a re-application may be best.


Thanks to the full ClearShield Eco-System™, the protection was re-applied in-situ. The owner will now enjoy clear views through the roof for up to 15 years without frequent cleaning.

Also because of the high performance clearly visible throughout the years, the Ritec team was also asked to protect the glass sliding doors that were already in place.


Ritec’s award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™ is a fully integrated system that may be applied in the factory onto new glass, or in-situ to glass already installed thanks to its unique renovation process. This way the protection may last for the entire life of the glass.

Ritec receives ISO 9001 accreditation for the 10th year in a row & successfully completes transition to the latest quality control standard’s revision.

ISO 9001, the world’s most recognised quality management standard, helps organisations demonstrate to their customers that they provide products and services of consistently good quality.

Ritec is not only very proud to announce that its accreditation has been renewed for the 10th year in a row, but the company successfully executed its transition to the most up to date revision of the certification.


ISO 9001:2015 is the latest update concluding over three years of revision work by experts from nearly 95 participants and observing countries to bring the standard up to date with modern needs.

Stephen Byers, MD, says: ‘Maintaining our ISO 9001 certification, and implementing the latest improvements to further ensure the highest and most consistent quality is very important to provide complete peace of mind for all organisations that have trusted Ritec and its unique Surface Protection Systems over the years’.

Stainless Steel Surfaces Restored ‘as-new’ and Protected at Rotterdam Central Train Station

Innovator and specialist in ‘non-stick’ surface technologies, Ritec is also known for the development of a very effective system for the renovation, protection and maintenance of stainless steel: The Ritecoat System™.

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Rotterdam Central Train Station recently approached EcoShield Surface Protection, seeking a solution to the staining and surface degradation suffered by stainless steel on electrical enclosures, first aid poles and other surfaces. This included weathering, staining from airborne contamination and vandalism.

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EcoShield is a partner of Ritec Services in Holland. They specialise in the renovation and protection of glass and metals on building façades, commercial glazing and railway stations. The work was carried out in-situ in collaboration between the two companies with stunning results.

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Some 434m2 of stainless steel surfaces are as good as new and now protected against further surface damage and staining. Congratulations for the great work by EcoShield and Ritec Services.

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For more information on the renovation and protection of glass and metal surfaces in the Netherlands, visit www.ecoshield.nl or contact info@ecoshield.nl.

Glass Surface Renovation & Protection, a true Business Opportunity!


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The ClearShield Eco-System™ offers unique solutions to avoid costly replacement & reduce maintenance costs on both internal and external glass in commercial and residential buildings, transportation vehicles such as buses and trains, and marine vessels such as cruise ships, ferries and superyachts.


Specialist applicators in more than 37 countries are benefiting from Ritec’s 36 years of field experience. They offer unique benefits to their clients, differentiating from their competition and adding value to their product range, and/or unique on-site renovation and protection services. In all cases, they are generating sales and profits.

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These applicators include glass and glazing processors and fabricators, who are applying the award-winning protection in their factories. But they also include glaziers and specialist teams who travel to site to renovate glass surfaces to their ‘as-new’ appearance, before applying the durable ClearShield™ protection to avoid the staining or discolouration to re-appear.


If like them you are looking to differentiate from your competition and add value to your product range, generate extra business and extra profits, or are interested in a true business opportunity offering unique on-site renovation and protection of glass surfaces, contact Ritec today at info@ritec.co.uk.