An unwavering commitment to unparalleled products and services
Corning has been in business for nearly 170 years, working with customers to solve tough technology challenges. From the glass encasement for Thomas Edison’s lightbulb in 1879 to the first low-loss optical fiber in 1970, one principle has guided our actions and facilitated our success: Quality.
Quality is our way of doing business, every day, and demands continuous improvement in our processes, products, and services. It is a founding principle upon which our optical fiber business was established, and every aspect of our operations continues to be driven by this commitment.
Corning is committed to quality, before, during, and after delivery. Our employees have received thousands of patents, developing products and technologies that have shaped the communications landscape. Throughout our history, we have participated on standards bodies and driven countless industry standards, developing many of the processes that are still in use today. Our efforts have been recognized with numerous accreditations and awards, including the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award.
Our quality architecture – design, production, and packaging – ensures our manufacturing process is operated in a stable, consistent manner. At Corning, quality is built into the manufacturing process from start to finish, it is not inserted at the end. And with more than 1 billion kilometers of fiber produced, the results are evident.