FAREHAM, England, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
TÜV SÜD Product Service has retained its accolade as the UK's first dedicated test house to be awarded SC21 Silver status, part of the UK aerospace, defence, security and space industries' programme to achieve supply chain excellence.
TÜV SÜD's was the first UK laboratory to be given the SC21 Silver Award in 2013 and has now been re-affirmed as a Silver provider for the next two years. SC21 assures TÜV SÜD customers of a market-leading service in both service quality and on time delivery of test projects, resulting in a cost effective and dependable time to market for new products.
SC21 is endorsed by the UK's Ministry of Defence and is increasingly imposed as a requirement for suppliers of large prime companies as it specifies quality management systems specific to these industries.
"We achieved silver by fully embracing Lean Management principles and refining our own processes. Our re-affirmation as an SC21 testing provider is proof of our dedication to deliver excellence," said Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director of TÜV SÜD Product Service. "The UK is the second largest defence & aerospace market in the world, but to retain that status and compete effectively in the global market it is essential that the industry's supply chain is also world class and TÜV SÜD has the proven capability to support that."
SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains. International competition, together with the challenges posed by the defence industrial strategy, necessitates rapid improvement in the effectiveness of our supply chains. At the same time, industry must ensure that it delivers competitive solutions for customers whilst maintaining profitable business growth.
About TÜV SÜD Product Service http://www.tuv-sud.co.uk
TÜV SÜD Product Service is one of the world's leading experts in product testing and certification, with 150,000 product certificates in circulation globally. TÜV SÜD Product Service analyses over 20,000 products each year in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, ensuring that products are safe, reliable and compliant and minimising liability risks for manufacturers, importers and retailers.
TÜV SÜD Product Service's sister company, TÜV SÜD BABT, is the world's leading radio and telecommunications certification body, and is a Notified Body under the European Union's Marine Equipment, R&TTE and Machinery Directives.
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