Alloy Wire International Achieve Aerospace Certification

IST specialist wire supplier Member Alloy Wire International Ltd. has recently achieved certification to the prestigious and demanding Aviation, Space and Defence Quality Management Standard, AS 9100. With the ever-increasing emphasis and commercial pressures on striving for improvements in quality assurance and product reliability, Alloy Wire realised that certification to the internationally accredited standard would elevate their quality system status to an elite level achieved by only some 15000 companies worldwide.

Alloy Wire engaged Midlands based consultancy Initiative Quality & Safety Ltd. to support the scope extension of their existing ISO 9001 quality registration to AS 9100, resulting in Alloy Wire's certification with UKAS accredited certification body, SGS.

The consultancy project was delivered and managed by Initiative's Managing Director & QUENSH Consultant, Mark Thompson and Alloy Wire's Technical Director Pete Lambe.Initiative's Mark Thompson said: "Certification to AS 9100 offers an excellent way of demonstrating a firm commitment to a company's pursuit for continual improvement and excellence in the Aviation, Space and Defence sector". Alloy Wire's Managing Director Mark Venables said: "We have a lean and user-friendly business management system that is simple and very easy to follow, enabling us to manage the business in a more effective, consistent and pro-active manner.

We are proud to be one of just 15000 worldwide with this approval. AS 9100 certification demonstrates our clear and unequivocal commitment to product quality, reliability, customer service and satisfaction. This will undoubtedly support our ambitious growth strategy with our UK and world-wide partners and, most importantly, will differentiate us from our competitors."

Founded in 1946, Alloy Wire International Ltd. is a highly developed modern company that has become well respected within the wire industry worldwide and is a world leader in the manufacture of precision drawn round wire, flat rolled and shaped wire in a comprehensive range of high performance nickel alloys, manufacturing wire from 0.025 mm to 21.0 mm diameter to exacting specifications for a wide variety of applications, including precision springs and components for use in gas turbines, oil, chemical and process plant, aerospace, nuclear, marine and electronics industries, mechanical seals, medical implants and general engineering applications.

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