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Alpha Composites secures AS9100 revision C certification

News International-French

30 May 2011

The company reported on the 25th of May 2011 that Lloyds Register Quality Assurance has confirmed that they have been awarded the prestigious AS9100 Revision C Certification - the quality management system specifically written to meet Aerospace industry production and manufacturing standards.

Ian O’Dell, Joint Managing Director said: “This is excellent news for everyone at Alpha Composites Ltd..  As a specialist company in the design and manufacture of high quality carbon composite components for global industries including Defence, Renewables, Security, Sports and Leisure markets, the AS9100 certification does give a competitive edge to our marketing, allowing us to expand into the broader Aerospace sector.” 


Alpha Composites has the expertise to provide a complete design, tooling, manufacturing and engineering solution to meet component requirements.  By implementing the internationally recognised AS9100, Alpha Composites is indicating their desire to embrace good and proven Aerospace practices.  Improved management systems can lead to reduced costs and improved efficiency.  The focus on quality, delivery and cost efficient production, is of paramount importance to AS9100 and is a clear message that Alpha Composites is committed to improving performance and competitiveness in the UK Defence and Aerospace sectors.


Alpha Composites have also adopted the SC21 change management system which they believe will work in tandem with the AS9100 to help motivate staff by defining their key roles and responsibilities. Formal introduction to SC21 has already taken place with staff, and apart from cost savings through less waste and improved efficiency, Alpha Composites are optimistic that customers will also benefit from a more standardised approach to quality, delivery and service, with improved customer and supplier relationships building a team approach to meeting customers' needs


Kevin Higham, Joint Managing Director added: “There are clear indications that there are new market opportunities as the AS9100 and SC21 standards increasingly becomes a customer requirement in the Aerospace sector. Registration to AS9100 and SC21 demonstrates that we have an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit and addresses the additional safety, reliability and quality concerns specific to the Aerospace industry”.



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