27 April 2012
27 April 2012
Integrated Composites has recently completed a BSI Assured Limited audit and earned the AS9100 Rev C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality and cost reduction in the aviation and defence manufacturing industry.
According to Integrated Composites, the new revision to the AS9100 audit program is a strenuous assessment and evaluation process that is challenging for companies seeking the esteemed certification. Integrated Composites say it passed its audit without any significant findings from the auditor.
Preston Sandusky, Chief Operating Officer of Integrated Composites, stated “We are extremely proud of our team’s achievement. Thanks to the commitment to quality by our entire staff, we were able to take our AS9100 certification to the next level, and better serve our customers.”
Integrated Composites explain that the AS9100 certification recognises the company’s strategic focus on supplier management, on-time delivery, product conformity and risk management. The quality audit was conducted by BSI Assurance Limited, a member of the BSI Group of Companies and a global provider of management systems assessment and certification solutions.
“Continuous improvement of products, processes, and quality management systems is one of our primary goals, as we aim to deliver products in accordance with key certifications such as AS9100 Rev C.,” said Gary Tyler, Quality Assurance Manager for Integrated Composites.
They explain that the AS9100 Rev C, developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and introduced to the aerospace and defence industry in 2009, satisfies internal, government, and regulatory requirements to improve product quality and on-time delivery of products. AS9100 Rev C requires cooperative initiatives to make significant quality improvements and cost reductions throughout the value stream.
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