06 September 2016
06 September 2016
epm: technology group has gained AS9100 approval.
“This is a huge achievement on the second anniversary of moving into our new technology centre based in Derby” explains Graham Mulholland, CEO of epm: technology.
“Team epm have been working on this day and night for some time now as it’s the building that is accredited technically, not the business. Therefore our previous efforts had to be aborted in 2013 as we realised we were going to be moving home. But to achieve this within our new technology centre across a wide and sometimes complex market sector needs is a great achievement, and our QA team headed up by Gavin Henderson have nailed it and made it part of our DNA,” Mulholland continued.
Gavin Henderson commented, “It’s been a great process and our auditors BSI have been very good working with us. But to hear you’ve passed is great given the effort everyone has put in.”
epm says that this now opens it up to new markets which is exactly what the new technology centre is all about.
Mulholland concluded, “We’re bang on plan and we’re growing the business and this approval genuinely shows independently that we’re on top of our systems making truly world class and often complex parts, assemblies and system compliant products.”
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