Indestructible Paint has announced a major aerospace accreditation achievement. The specialist coating manufacturer has obtained AS9100 Revision D, reflecting a company-wide commitment to achieving and maintaining high quality aerospace system operations.
“The Revision D recognition, which builds on our well-established Revision C accreditation, is a direct result of our management’s and employees’ committing to the highest standards,” said Brian Norton, Indestructible Paint’s managing director. “The six-month process benefitted from a close liaison with the British Standards Institute – including specific BSI training – with eight staff workers completing BSI audits and a further ten meeting background audit requirements.”
The achievement has also seen the appointment of Stephen Salter to the position of Q.H.S.E. manager who will oversee all aspects of Quality, Health & Safety and Environment at Indestructible Paint.
“It is clear that achieving recognition to AS9100 D provides a solid foundation for developing business practices in the future,” he added. “It is pleasing to see that there is a great team in place that is focused on developing the business and I am delighted to bring my knowledge and experience to assist with the ambitious plans for the future.”
The company created a ‘core team’ to address the accreditation requirements, a part of which involved regular liaison with key departmental employees across the company.
“This proved to be a highly efficient means of identifying and implementing the relevant improvement plans,” stated Norton.
A reflection of Indestructible Paint’s commitment to an ongoing quality improvement programme, the achievement of AS9100 Revision D recognition further enhances its role in the industry. The company is a well-established supplier of paint and protective coatings into some of the most challenging sectors, with its work in the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry worldwide seen as a particularly widespread and important sector. The company points to a long list of leading aerospace component manufacturers on its client list.
“We are very proud of the AS9100 Revision D recognition and are confident its importance will be acknowledged by customers throughout the aerospace field,” commented operations director, Alan Norton, who will oversee the integration of the standard into the company’s culture alongside a continuous programme of personnel development. “We believe it reflects not only on our manufacturing procedures but also on the commitment and capabilities of our workforce.”