Many thanks for all your input in helping us to achieve certification to ISO 9001:2000 and SAE AS9120. Although it seemed like an insurmountable project at the start of the process, with your advice, hard work, patience and faith in us we achieved the result we needed. We really couldn't have done it without you.
In 2005, Aquarius’ primary aerospace client carried out an audit of their Quality Management System.
They decided that Aquarius needed to be certified in the aerospace supply standard (SAE AS/EN9120) within 18 months or they would no longer be able to supply to this client (who represented 30% of their business).
Our consultant spent a day at the Aquarius Plastics site. He found that their Quality Management System required enhancement to meet the required standard, and some changes would be needed in the way their business operated.
We were able to redevelop and implement the Management System in line with AS 9100 and ISO 9001, and perform two cycles of internal audit as well as assisting with the engagement of a UKAS accredited certification body.
Certification was achieved at the first attempt, and within the required time frame.
Aquarius Plastics have since appointed us as their ‘Virtual Quality Manager’ to support their systems and ensure the certification is maintained. In 2012, we were able to ensure transition to the latest version of the standard (AS9120 Rev A, AS9100 Rev C).