News | February 14, 2018

Gooch & Housego, Ilminster Achieves As9100:2016 Standard

Source: G&H
Gooch & Housego, Ilminster Achieves As9100:2016 Standard

We are pleased to announce G&H, Ilminster has undergone a successful transition assessment to AS9100:2016 performed by BSi and equivalent too AS9100 Rev D.

The award of this revised standard for aerospace supply manufacturing is a significant achievement. Our staff at the Ilminster facility worked to reach the standard in parallel with receiving record order levels, instigating programs to restructure the business and major capital investment. In addition an extensive recruitment campaign has been initiated.

The report from the AS9100 inspection team highlighted the fact that there were no major faults in the Ilminster manufacturing processes, something rare in this hard to achieve standard.

Having the high quality of our manufacturing certified with the AS9100:2016 standard is important. Alex Warnock, COO said:

“This should provide our customers with assurances that we have the bandwidth to not only drive growth, but meet with one of the most stringent accreditations our target markets demand. Whilst the A&D markets play a key role in delivering the company’s strategic growth plan as a whole, the AS9100:2016 standard is also seen as an opportunity to establish a new baseline within our business management systems to strengthen our expanding infrastructure and underpin our ability in achieving best in class within all our target markets.”

About G&H

G&H is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the aerospace & defense, industrial systems, optical communications, life sciences and scientific research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.

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Source: Gooch & Housego