Three is the Lucky Number for Bradfor Ltd

18 Dec 2018
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Leading aerospace Interiors manufacturer, Bradfor Ltd is celebrating after receiving their SC21 Silver Award for Supply Chain Excellence.

The company, a manufacturer of aircraft interiors products, had previously received the bronze standard but made a commitment to once again improve their processes to achieve Silver and was sponsored through the programme by Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins); the newly formed aviation giant which combines the strengths of two of aerospace’s leading innovators, Rockwell Collins and United Technologies.

Bradfor Ltd manufactures products for global airlines that include seat and head rest covers, diaphragms, straps and general upholstery. These units are delivered in remarkably high volumes, with Bradfor Ltd achieving an average 99.86% on time delivery – one of the criterion for the SC21 Silver Award.

The company offers streamlined procedures, ensuring the finest quality, fast turnover and increased cost efficiency and in 2017, a significant investment was made in the latest pattern digitizing technology for lamination and embossing processes.

SC21 is one of the largest supply chain improvement programmes in the UK’s aerospace and defence sector. Managed by ADS on a national and international level, the change programme is designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chain.

In December 2018, the UK Government launched the Aerospace Sector Deal with £10m matched by industry for a new supply chain competitiveness programme, to build on the success of Supply Chain 21 (SC21), supporting SMEs in the UK aerospace supply chain.

Patricia Clements, Managing Director of Bradfor Ltd, spoke about her delight at receiving the SC21 Silver Award. Patricia said, “Achieving the SC21 award for a third time is a very proud moment for our team. We have worked long and hard ensuring our processes meet the highest standards and to be recognised for this dedication is an incredible achievement.

“We are committed to ensuring excellent service, dedication to best practices and high quality manufacturing in an ever-evolving industry. Our motto is ‘Making the Difference’ and this has helped us to grow from strength to strength in somewhat testing times. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Invest NI and ADS who has provided us with unrivalled support throughout this programme.”

To ensure successful receipt of the SC21 Silver Award, a company must consistently demonstrate assured quality and delivery performance, along with a strong commitment to growth.

This award adds to Bradfor Ltd’s already prolific portfolio of industry recognised accreditations which include AS9100, ISO 9001, Investors in People and EFQM 5 star.