ENDICOTT, NY — Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) today announced that it has been awarded certification to the AS9100 Quality Management Standard for aerospace suppliers. This certification signifies that its Endicott, N.Y. facility complies with all requirements of the AS9100 quality management system which covers quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing, as well as purchasing, validation and shipping. The standard includes all ISO 9001:2000 requirements and is expanded to address needs specific to the international aerospace industry.
“Achieving AS9100 certification highlights EI’s commitment to our defense and aerospace customers to provide products and services that meet the highest industry standards in quality and reliability. We are particularly proud of the perfect score of 100% that we have achieved on our initial assessment,” stated K. Bradley Van Brunt, VP of Quality and Business Excellence at EI. “This certification also strengthens EI’s competitive position as a world-class supplier of innovative advanced packaging solutions to this industry.”
Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC), a widely recognized independent certification body, was chosen as EI’s partner in this process. BVC, who has registered over 55,000 clients around the world, stresses continuous improvement and is committed to adding value throughout the process. They were impressed with EI’s Business Excellence program, Management’s participation and the entire organization’s commitment to improvement. BVC noted that the multitude of awards from customers and industry, accompanied by increased company revenues and a rapidly expanding customer base, were evidence of the hard work and commitment EI employees put into improving customer satisfaction through innovative technology and quality business processes and assurance practices.
AS9100 meets requirements for government agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as well as many multinational defense contractors. Information regarding EI’s assessment and status as a certified aerospace supplier is available at the IAQG website: http://www.sae.org.