Ferranti, a specialist engineering and manufacturing company, was awarded the accreditation by Nadcap (formerly NADCAP, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program).
The aerospace technology company produces a broad range of hi-tech, military-grade products, such as guided munitions, helmet mounted enhanced situational awareness systems and a variety of different training simulators. These products, sold for international military applications include complex embedded electronics.
This Nadcap certificate adds to a broad ranging tally of company accreditations and required Ferranti to prove excellence against a rigorous set of requirements across 24 sections and 300 sub sections. The programme was undertaken as part of Ferranti’s continuous development policy.
Paul J Cox, organisational improvement manager at Ferranti’s manufacturing base in Oldham, Lancashire led the Nadcap AC7120 work. He commented: “Process control within our operations area is key to our commitment towards continuously improving the quality of the products we make for our customers.”
Roger Gaskell, business unit director for manufacturing & support solutions said: “Organisations are under increasing pressure to comply with extensive and rigorous quality and safety control standards.”
He added: “Nadcap is no exception, the journey has undoubtedly had its challenges, but it’s difficult to argue against its intent, taking into account the safety critical nature of the products that we manufacture for our customers.”