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Precision Micro renews AS 9100 and IATF 16949 certification

Posted 24 August 2021 · Add Comment

Birmingham headquartered photochemical etching specialists, Precision Micro, have renewed their AS 9100 and IATF 16949 certifications for a further three years following extensive audits, demonstrating their commitment to quality and excellence.

Above: Precision Micro's quality laboratory in Birmingham.
Courtesy Precision Micro

Internationally recognised quality management systems, AS 9100 is broadly used within the aerospace industry, while IATF 16949 is the certification for automotive quality management. Adding to Precision Micro’s existing accreditations, which include ISO 13485 and ISO 14001, the two re-certifications make the photochemical etching specialist a leader in its field.
Susan Guilmant, Precision Micro’s Quality Systems Engineer said: “Our re-certifications are reflective of our approach to deliver the highest standards of quality and service to each of our customers – not only from a product point of view, but also through our manufacturing processes and customer support. As one of only a handful of photochemical etching manufacturers to hold and consistently retain these certifications, we are proud to be leading the way and showcasing the benefits of our photochemical etching process in achieving high-quality components.”
Carl Smith, Precision Micro’s Quality Manager added: “Our renewal of these accreditations is testament to the hard work of our entire team, particularly our Quality Team who led this year’s audits remotely due to Coronavirus restrictions and whilst supporting our plant expansion activities. By having these experts in quality within our business, we can continually improve our systems and processes, something we know is really important to many of our international customers who rightly demand exacting levels of service.”

As part of its commitment to quality, Precision Micro has made significant investments during the past year, including a £1 million investment in a Quality Centre of Excellence, as well as expanding its Quality Team. The company has also seen a rise in its annual Net Promotor Score, particularly in the areas of quality, delivery and service, where customers consistently gave scores exceeding 80%.
Specialising in the process of photochemical etching, Precision Micro makes millions of precision-etched metal components every year for customers around the world. Components are commonly used in a broad range of applications, from ABS braking systems through to helicopter air intake grills, and therefore need to comply to the highest standards.

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