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[ Certificates/Awards ]

  • ISO 9001-2001 (Current)
  • GreenGuard Certified (Current)
  • "Supplier Team Award" (Current) International Housewares Manufacturer
  • Illinois Governor's Pollution Prevention Award
  • POP Times "Design-of-the-Times"
  • "Innovation Award" (7 time) International Housewares Manufacturer


December 2017 | ISO 9001:2015

Marvel® is registered to ISO 9001-2015 under Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) accreditation by Raad voor de Certificatie (RvC), the Dutch Council for Certification. The International Organization for Standardization is an international agency formed in 1979 to harmonize quality management and quality assurance standards for manufacturing and service industries.

No other symbol identifies a quality product or process as this one does.

What does it mean?
Accreditation is obtained by standardizing and documenting each process necessary to produce a high quality product and service. A certification team of ISO representatives inspects every aspect of the Marvel® facilities. Repeatable procedures are utilized from the procurement of raw materials to assembly and shipment of the finished product.

Material Receipts - assures only the best quality raw materials are used in production.
Material Handling and Storage - makes sure warehoused product does not get damaged or old resulting in delayed shipment.
Manufacturing - provides assurances that every like product is made exactly the same. Inserts Statistical Process Controls at each stage of a products manufacture to assure only “good” production makes it to the shipping docks.
Product Sub-assembly - this critical stage in the manufacturing process, often overlooked as a final opportunity to build in quality.
Order shipment- utilizes a process of staging and grouping an orders components to assure they are properly identified and palletized for undamaged delivery.

The 1 on 9001:2015 indicates an additional level of quality encompassing:

  • Customer Service
  • After Sale Support
  • Product Design and Development
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing

Why is it valuable?
Building Quality, Speed, and Reliability into our manufacturing process means we can consistently exceed industry standards for lead times, customer service, and product performance.


A Significant Milestone for The Marvel Group

On Thursday, February 26th 2015, Marvel Group, Inc. a Chicago based metal fabricator of nearly 70 years, was pleased to accept a plaque commemorating 20 years of ISO 9001:2008 certification from UL-DQS. This achievement is a significant milestone for Marvel Group.

UL / ISO award presentation

 UL-DQS President & CEO, Ganesh Rao, presents the management team at Marvel Group, Inc., including VP of Finance & CFO, Pamela Wright, VP of Operations, Edward Lencioni, President & CEO, John J. Dellamore, Director of Quality, Eric delaPena with a plaque representing 20 years of certification to ISO 9001. Also from UL-DQS, Lead Auditor, Blake Sommer and Customer Service Manager, Alexander Madison joins in celebrating Marvel Group’s milestone.

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Marvel Group, Inc. is a fully integrated, world-class metal fabricator headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Originally called Marvel Metal Products, the company was founded in a corner garage by a WWII fighter

pilot and his high school buddy in 1946. Their first product was a metal breadbox decorated with a floral stencil designed by the fighter pilot’s wife. By 1960, Marvel had become the steel manufacturer of choice for quality retail items including Bread Boxes and Storage Bins for Montgomery Wards, Sears Roebuck, as well as many other national catalogers and retailers. Marvel’s quality goes international in 1974 with its OEM division garnering quality awards from well recognized Printer Manufacturers.
As of 1980, Marvel had jumped into the office furniture industry by promising to ship all orders in 5-days. This has become a hallmark to the Marvel name, as we maintain our 5-day ship promise on Pronto® and MW®, two of our most popular brands today. In 1985, Marvel became so confident in the quality of their product that they offered a Lifetime Warranty on all their furniture products. The turn of the century bolstered our continuing effort to bring only the most innovative and highest quality products to the office furniture industry. Marvel commissioned Otto Zapf, a world renowned designer and furniture visionary, to develop a line of panel and free-standing commercial office furniture that could bring style, class, versatility, and Marvel Quality to this growing market place.

In addition to focusing on customers, Marvel focused on the environment by installing an environmentally safe powder coating system in 1992, which won a special award from the Governor of Illinois. Soon after, certain Marvel product lines became GreenGuard® and eventually GreenGuard Gold® Certified. In 1994, Marvel partnered with UL DQS to become IS0 9000 certified. This certification for Marvel Group, Inc. reflects adherence to rigid performance standards not only in product design, development and production, but also in marketing, purchasing, customer service and even personnel.

Marvel’s ISO certification is an impressive measure of our commitment to overall quality. Our quality goals are simple:

  • Exceed customer expectations
  • Continually improve products and service
  • Deliver on-time
  • Deliver complete
  • Deliver defect-free

Though these goals are “simple,” Marvel continually strives to improve our metal fabrication through efficiency, innovation and cost-effective processes that have been structured and well defined by 20 years of ISO 9001:2008 certification. This drive for improvement is what made Marvel Group, Inc. a successful metal manufacturer now serving 5 major industries:


Contract metal fabrication and final mechanical / electrical assembly of products for the printing, medical, transit, and electronics industries. Since the 1990’s, OEM customers have trusted Marvel quality domestically and internationally, naming Marvel as their supplier for multiple product lines.Marvel specializes in highly complex and time critical products for major corporations worldwide.


Design and fabrication of complex point-of-purchase display units for super-stores and other contemporary retailers.

OFFICE FURNITURE – www.marvelgroup.com -
Office furniture, storage systems, seating and more with a reputation for uncompromising quality at an affordable price.

Universal Weapons Rackwww.UniversalWeaponRacks.com

Durable storage systems with exceptional effectiveness, functionality, maximum flexibility and premium quality.

AUDIO VISUAL – www.marvelvizion.com -

Audio Visual Furniture to support today’s technologies and continue our tradition of manufacturing a high quality, innovatively designed product that is Made in America.

Nearly 70 years of metal fabricating experience brings unbeatable value to each of our manufacturing partnerships. The world's most recognized brands rely on the Marvel Group to design, manufacture, and deliver their products and components using the highest standards in every level of our relationship. Our award winning Engineering staff partners with marketers, big and small, in designing cost effective, premium quality components embracing "Best Value" principals. Under the guidance of UL-DQS and the guidelines of ISO 9001:2008, Marvel Group will continue to grow and provide world-class, high quality products.