Chesterfield Electroless Nickel Plating company achieves AS9100 aerospace certification

Chesterfield Electroless Nickel Plating company achieves AS9100 aerospace certification

NiTEC Ltd in partnership with CBE+, the electroless nickel plating specialist based in Chesterfield, is celebrating achieving AS9100 certification, the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defence (AS&D) industry.

The achievement follows a rigorous external audit of the company’s QMS (Quality Management System) by Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance’s (LRQA) external board to ensure the company adheres to the strict procedures within the scope of the standard. 

Marie Cooper, Group CEO of CBE+, said:

“This is a very exciting development for our business and is testament to the hard work and commitment of our team. Having secured AS9100 certification for our precision engineering business two years ago, it has been part of our growth plans to also secure this for our electroless nickel plating -partner. We achieved this certification within just seven months and understand we are the only UK company able to offer AS9100 QMS standards in both precision engineering and electroless plating to the aerospace sector as a combined offering.”

Fabio Cosenza, Business Development Manager at CBE+, adds:

“Securing AS9100 for both our precision engineering and electroless plating businesses will enable us to develop further opportunities and partnerships with the aerospace and defence sectors where we can become an integral part of their supply chain. We are excited about what the future holds.”

In addition to achieving AS9100, CBE+ already has plans in place to work towards attaining NADCAP (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Programme) and certification to the Fit for Nuclear supply chain, which will further strengthen their offer to the aerospace, defence and nuclear industries. The company has also embarked on the SC21 programme to enhance its aerospace credentials even further. This focuses on delivery, quality, sustainable improvement and the associated improvement frameworks including business and manufacturing excellence which aims to raise the performance and reliability of the aerospace supply chains.

CBE+ Ltd was formerly known as Cooper Brown Enterprises and is the parent company of CBE+ Precision, CBE+ Gears, CBE+ Beam Pumps, Nitec Ltd in Partnership with CBE+ and Spire Laboratories in Partnership with CBE+. 

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