LONDON Tecan has received Nadcap accreditation following in-depth auditing by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) and is in the category Chemical Processing – which includes highly-specialised anodising and plating techniques.
Seamus Bourke, Business Manager of the company's precision metal finishing facility, said, “Nadcap accreditation represents a major achievement for Tecan and will allow us to grow our business even further, particularly in the most high-tech sectors such as aerospace. Statistical process control, quality and total traceability are key to our success and fundamental to the accreditation. We have had to prove to the auditors at all levels that our clients' specifications can be satisfied, from receipt to delivery and with full quality assurance, to meet the strict requirements of the standard.”
Tecan (Weymouth, U.K. ) believes the accreditation will provide a new platform for the company allowing it to develop new relationships with OEMs and their fellow Nadcap accredited suppliers, dealing with prestige companies such as Honeywell, Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter and Rolls Royce, operating at the forefront of aerospace and automotive manufacture and design.
In three years, the company's metal finishing division has doubled in while the business turnover has also grown by over 80% in the last year.
Tecan is also an active member of the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) which champions the interests of all aerospace and defence companies in the south west region, encapsulating over 600 small and medium sized enterprises.
Nadcap is a worldwide cooperative program of companies designed to manage a cost effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace industry.
Neil Kennedy, (left) WEAF, Lean Manufacturing Manager, celebrates the Nadcap accreditation with Tecan Founder and Chairman, Paul Cane.