The Spanish Association Of Franchisers Improving The Quality Of Certified Franchise Franchise

Madrid, February 10, 2009 .- The Spanish Association of Franchisers (AEF) has launched initiatives to improve the certification of the franchise developed at the Technical Quality Committee of the Association to more effectively manage process and facilitate applications for franchisors interested in obtaining the Certificate of Quality of Franchise. First, there will be four new internal processes to improve performance: – The methods of approval and control of the independent auditors attached to the seal of quality. – The content of the information provided to franchisors interested in it. – The annual review mechanism provided by the Quality Standard. – The definition of "nonconformity" internal. Is also in the process of making a list of implementers of the quality system, which will be available to franchisees so they can easily choose when to prepare for obtaining a certificate of quality.

And finally, define a "guide to audits to standardize the procedure followed by the audit of the system. At present, there are four approved companies to perform the audits necessary to get the stamp, which are: Dekra, ECA, Lloyd's and SGS. With all this, the Association is committed to invigorate and extreme levels required to obtain the Certificate of Quality. In the words of Xavier Vallhonrat, president of the AEF, "we want to strengthen the confidence that the quality seal of the franchise brings to the system because, in times of crisis, the franchise is a formula that provides security and the certificate of quality is a extremely important in this sense for companies who do. "After granting the final quality certification to teach" Neck & Neck ", are 11 companies that have already obtained: Home Personal Services, Selected Lizarran Tabernas, SerHogarsystem, Skate Infant School, CreditServices, TF Financial Area, Cantina Mariachi, Pasta City, Rock & Ribs and Reformahogar. We recall that this system of quality management in excess, limited to Spanish territory, is to establish the conditions necessary to ensure that companies adopt it meet the criteria of quality in the marketing of the franchise, set by the AEF make, there is a know-how, training and assistance to franchisees. In addition, the Certificate of Quality Franchising is compatible with other management systems based on international standards, especially with those which meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and related to it.

In turn, complements the requirements that the law requires franchisors and companies to which they belong. On the Spanish Association of Spanish Franchisors Franchisors Association (AEF) was founded 15 years ago and currently consists of 205 members, whose turnover represents 66% of turnover generated by the franchise system in Espana.Los objectives the AEF are to represent and protect the interests of the franchise in our country and to partner with the Administration and make it available in other markets, through its presence in various international franchise exhibitions. In turn, the AEF is a member of the Iberoamerican Federation of Franchising (FIAF) and the development of the National Treball. For more information: Salvia Communication Contact: Esther Murillo / Nuria Coronado E-mail: / Tel.: 91 657 42 81 Fax: 91 657 26 63