Hamilton congratulates local Aerospace businesses on achieving supply chain excellence

Date published: 14 July 2016

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has congratulated local companies achieving supply chain excellence in the aerospace sector at the Farnborough Airshow.

Hamilton congratulates local Aerospace businesses on achieving supply chain excellence
Hamilton congratulates local Aerospace businesses on achieving supply chain excellence

Bradfor Ltd in Rostrevor, IPC Mouldings in Carrickfergus and RTA Ireland in Kilkeel all received Silver Awards recognising their involvement in the SC21 Supply Chain excellence programme.

Congratulating the companies Simon Hamilton said: “SC21 is a UK business excellence programme for aerospace and defence companies run by ADS, the trade organisation for companies operating in the aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors. It encourages best practice and increased competitiveness among Aerospace and Defence companies operating in the supply chain. Bradfor Ltd, IPC Mouldings and RTA Ireland are the latest local businesses setting the benchmark in business excellence in our Aerospace sector. Receiving their Silver awards is a well deserved achievement which will help to give them the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities on a national scale.”

Bradfor Ltd and IPC Mouldings both achieved their awards through B/E Aerospace’s Supply Chain Programme.  

The Minister added: “Invest Northern Ireland, B/E Aerospace and Bombardier Belfast all play a key role in supporting local companies participating in this programme and Northern Ireland’s Partnering for Growth Strategy continues to be the focus of those working in the industry. Invest Northern Ireland remains committed to ensuring that the local aerospace sector has a supply chain that can grow its capabilities in the high-technology, high-value areas where our industry needs to compete.”

In addition Newcastle based Doran Engineering, Belfast Aircraft Stress Engineers Ltd (Base), Boyce Precision Engineering in Magheralin received SC21 Bronze awards.

Commenting on the news, David Quin, B/E Aerospace (UK) Ltd Seating Products’ Supply Chain Director added: “We are very pleased to see the first companies in our supply cluster receiving SC21 Silver Awards and that Doran has achieved its Bronze Award.  I would like to commend the companies on their awards today and for their commitment to improving their competitiveness and developing their capabilities.”

Bangor based Denroy Plastics and JW Kane Precision Engineering in Craigavon also received their Silver award recertification. 

Dr Leslie Orr, Manager ADS NI, said: “Northern Ireland has a very strong aerospace supply base. This is indeed great news for Bradfor, IPC Mouldings and RTA Ireland and the other award recipients. SC21 recognition is a valuable accolade that will only strengthen the relationships these businesses have with their customers but adding to the strength of the aerospace sector in the region.”

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