29 November 2011
29 November 2011
Atlas Composites has achieved the AS9100 Rev C recognition standard for the aerospace, space and defence sectors, and is one of only four composite engineering firms in the UK to achieve this.
According to Atlas, which was formed in 1997, they have increased their staff numbers by 10 per cent over the last six months, now employing more than 60 staff at its 25,000 sq ft production facility on the Quarry Hill Industrial Estate.
Managing Director Shaun Moloney said “We design and manufacture a diverse range of carbon, kevlar and glass fibre composite components for a wide range of industries, including the aerospace, defence, motorsport, energy and communications sectors.”
“AS9100 Rev C recognition is not easy to achieve and is a benchmark of high quality in our field and attaining this puts us in a strong position to become the preferred supplier of major players in a host of industries. Only a select group of companies in the UK have earned this recognition and of these only four, including ourselves, are composite engineering firms.”
“We’ve enjoyed substantial growth over the last year or so, which has led to us adding to our team so we are really on a high having also won this accreditation.”
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