Gold run continues for moulders


Carrickfergus based injection moulding company, IPC Mouldings, has received its fifth consecutive gold performance award as part of the 21st Century Supply Chain (SC21) Operational Excellence programme, showcasing the company’s abilities in delivery, quality, sustainable improvement and the associated improvement frameworks, within the aerospace sector.

SC21 is a continuous improvement programme coordinated and governed by ADS, the trade organisation for Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, which is designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence sector by raising the performance of its supply chains.

IPC Mouldings is one of only seven companies across the UK to hold the prestigious gold award standard and has been sponsored through the SC21 programme by Collins Aerospace. The Gold award was presented to the company at an ADS Aircraft Interiors Group Meeting, hosted by Collins Aerospace, in the Kilmorey Arms Hotel in Kilkeel. 

Joanne Liddle, Managing Director of IPC Mouldings said, “I am delighted that IPC Mouldings has again been recognised with the SC21 Gold performance standard award for our achievement of 99.8% delivery and 99.96% quality across all our customers’ orders during the 12-month period up to 1 June 2023.  

“We take an integrated approach to supply chain optimisation, focusing on process to reduce waste and redundant effort and collaborating in forecasting, planning and capacity management to improve service levels and mitigate risk. We are a partner providing solutions to our customers, and we understand that through that partnership, we often find ways to unlock new sources of value to benefit both. It is this close communication that validates our performance metrics and ensures our shared success.

“I would like to thank Alan Henning, managing director of Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel and all the team, for continuing to sponsor IPC Mouldings through the SC21 Programme. To have their support is a great honour.

“Looking forward, IPC Mouldings will continue to grow and diversify our business through innovation and expertise, and we will work to retain Gold Award level and identify further improvements that we can make.  This programme not only helps us retain competitiveness but is a key driver of continuous improvement.”

Alan Henning, Managing Director, Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel commented, “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Joanne and all the team at IPC Mouldings on the reaccreditation of the SC21 Gold Award.  This is a significant achievement which is nationally recognised and further cements IPC Mouldings’ place as a key supply chain operator.  

“We work closely with the company and have been impressed by how it supports its customers and ensures outstanding quality and delivery performance through the whole product life cycle. It is testament to all the team’s hard work that they have been recognised with SC21 Gold for five years in a row.”

Photo: Carrickfergus based injection moulding company, IPC Mouldings, has received its fifth consecutive gold performance award as part of the SC21 Operational Excellence programme. Pictured is (L-R) Colin Hart, ADS; Joanne Liddle, IPC Mouldings; Alan Henning, Collins Aerospace; Graeme Bennett, IPC Mouldings.