TR achieves aerospace AS9120 certification 12 October 2020

TR Fastenings Ltd has achieved the AS9120 certification following an extensive audit of its operations and in response to customer demand, recognising its continuing commitment to aerospace quality and conformance.

The AS9120 certification is specific to organisations holding and distributing aerospace related components and is designed to ensure that parts are handled and tracked properly while they are on route from the manufacturer to the customer. It places TR amongst a select group of companies that have been recognised for practicing the highest quality standards required in this sector.

It adds almost 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace suppliers beyond the general manufacturing standard ISO 9001:2015; including traceability from receipt to delivery, counterfeit parts prevention and detection, and evidence of conformity and on-time delivery.

TR’s post BREXIT strategy is to focus on differentiation by using its industry experience, technical expertise and proven capabilities to further expand its business within the aerospace market.

Kevin de Stadler, sales director at TR Fastenings, comments: “It was a long process but the rigorous work behind it further strengthens TR’s position within this sector and guarantees the highest level of competence. It’s proof that we are committed to being a major player in the supply of fastenings to the aerospace and defence industries and continuing to increase our footprint.”

Kevin adds: “It will open up opportunities such as improved performance against competitors and expansion of our UK market. We also hold ISO 9001 and 14001, however, AS9120 sets us apart in the industry and now firmly positions us at the forefront of fastener provision in this highly regulated sector.”

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