22 June 2009
22 June 2009
Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd has been awarded official accreditation to the AS9100 international aerospace quality standard.
Quickstep says that the achievement of this important milestone now enables them to actively bid on and sign aerospace and defence contracts globally and clears the way for Quickstep’s subsidiary to work with the OEMs and their tier one manufacturers across Europe and the USA.
This AS9100 certification, which has been achieved in just 10 months from official project launch, reflects Quickstep’s drive and commitment to be a world-class supplier of aerospace components to civil and defence markets.
Commenting on the announcement, Quickstep’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Philippe Odouard, said: “AS9100, now covers our business processes, including all composite manufacturing programs using either conventional autoclave or Quickstep out-of-autoclave solutions,” he continued. “The achievement of this certification marks a fantastic achievement by our team – headed by Woodie Beckles, our Quality Management System project manager. “We have now moved the organisation from an R&D organisation to a fully certified production and development organisation, breaking down barriers and implanting a quality culture – where individuals see continuous improvement as the norm. This paves the way for the commencement of aerospace manufacturing operations at our state-of-the-art, A$10 million manufacturing facility at North Coogee in Western Australia.”
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