CARRICKFERGUS based manufacturer, IPC Mouldings, has secured the impressive SC21 Gold Performance achievement for the second consecutive year. The announcement was made at this year’s prestigious FIA Connect – the virtual conference of Farnborough International Airshow, which began on Monday 20thJuly.
Valued highly by many global organisations, the SC21 international programme promotes the continuous improvement and acceleration of the competitiveness and capabilities of the Aerospace and Defence Supply Chains worldwide.
IPC Mouldings, one of the leading tool manufacturers and injection moulding companies in the UK, joined the programme in 2015 and is one of few companies to reach gold standard in the space of four years.
Managing Director of IPC, Joanne Liddle said, “I am delighted that we have secured the SC21 Gold Performance Level for Operational Excellence for the second consecutive year. This reinforces our commitment to providing high quality service and products to the aerospace supply chain and other customers.
“Our team has worked extremely hard to implement a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring all processes and standards are met and I’d like to thank each and every one of them, as without their hard work, this achievement would not have been possible.”
Joanne continued, “I would also like to give thanks to Stuart McKee and the team at Collins Aerospace Kilkeel for continuing to sponsor IPC Mouldings through the SC21 Programme. To have their support is a great honour and we look forward to continuing this SC21 association going forward.”
Collins Aerospace Managing Director, Stuart McKee, said, “Well done to Joanne and the team at IPC Mouldings for achieving the SC21 Gold Performance Level for the second consecutive year. At a difficult time in the market, it’s important that supply chain performance continues to improve and the exceptional standards that Northern Ireland companies are known for is maintained.”
Dr Leslie Orr, Director at ADS Northern Ireland shared his delight saying, “IPC Mouldings has once again demonstrated the quality excellence required by global aerospace primes. This award will continue to strengthen the company’s relationship with their customers, as well as adding to the strength of Northern Ireland aerospace – a trusted supply chain. Well done to Joanne [Liddle] and all the team.”
Colin Hart, Chair of the SC21 Programme also passed on his congratulations. Colin said, “Congratulations to IPC Mouldings on their Gold Award Success for the second year running. We’re extremely proud of the many organisations that are representing the UK globally in terms of the high level of service they provide and it’s great to see IPC among them. Well done!”
Noel McClean, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering said: “I would like to congratulate IPC Mouldings for its diligence and commitment in achieving this globally renowned performance for a second year running. Over the last 13 years, Invest NI has been a regional partner of SC21 and we recognise the impact winning an award such as this can have on a company’s global competitiveness. Ultimately, customer satisfaction and achieving excellence can build a company’s reputation and help it to win new business. This has never been more important in the current times and we would encourage other local Aerospace supply chain companies to focus on Operational Excellence and participate in the SC21 Programme.”
The SC21 programme is the primary route on the improvement ladder and companies that participate see achievements of 99.00% delivery and 99.90% quality performance, the reduction of supply chain risk and implementation of leaner production methods.
Companies that have secured the recognition, whether bronze, silver or gold, go through rigorous assessments which are designed to accelerate the performance and competitiveness within the sector. Throughout 2019, IPC Mouldings achieved 99.93% quality and 99.90% delivery ratings.