Two precision engineering specialists were recognised for their commitment to quality and delivery performance as the Farnborough International Airshow went ‘virtual’.
Arrowsmith Engineering and TGM, both part of the £43million Aero Services Global Group (AS.G), were given the SC21 Silver and SC21 Bronze awards respectively for their ongoing ability to manufacture complex components to customers supplying some of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers and primes.
These awards are a critical performance indicator for the sector and has helped the two manufacturers secure over £3.5m of new contracts during the last twelve months.
Jason Aldridge, Managing Director of precision turning, milling, thread rolling and grinding specialist Arrowsmith Engineering, commented: “This is a great moment for our business as it marks four years of us performing to SC21 Silver standards – one of the few companies in the world to achieve this.
“Over the last twelve months, and despite all of the economic shocks and turmoil of Covid-19, we have still managed to record 99.5% right first time quality and 97.55% delivery on-time and these are parts for aerospace engines and braking systems for the likes of Rolls-Royce, GKN, ITP, Incora and Meggitt.”
Sarah Stephens, Managing Director of TGM in Preston, added her thoughts: “It’s great to play a small role in the first ever virtual Farnborough International Airshow and a massive lift for our staff to be recognised for our SC21 Bronze Award for the third consecutive year.
“We specialise in long-bed CNC machining and, traditionally, have supplied into tier 1 customers in aerospace and increasingly defence. Working towards these globally recognised standards helps open doors and gives us confidence to aggressively push our strategy of moving up the supply chain and actively securing work with the primes.”
The Aero Services Global Group has made a commitment that all of its companies will work towards some form of SC21 involvement and this decision will immediately see the recently acquired AMF Precision Engineering start the journey and German-based Ludolph target the SC21 Operational Excellence Award.
Phoenix CNC, renowned for its Aircraft on the Ground and speed shop support, will join Arrowsmith Engineering on the SC21 Competitiveness and Growth programme, the ADS-backed intensive booster programme.
Simon Weston, Managing Director of AS.G, concluded: “We were founded in 2015 with the aim of developing a highly specialist group, which could help a global customer base to consolidate their supply chains through innovation, efficiencies and excellent value for money.
“SC21 has been a fantastic vehicle for helping us deliver on our promise and we want to ensure that all relevant companies we own are operating to the highest possible standards when it comes to quality and delivery.”
Photo: Arrowsmith Engineering team with the company's SC21 Silver Award