Northern Ireland-based manufacturer becomes only fifth UK business to achieve SC21 Gold Award

IPC Mouldings has become only the fifth business in the UK to achieve the SC21 Gold Award in the Aerospace Supply Chain.

The manufacturer, based in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, is also celebrating 25 successful years as a supply chain partner in aircraft interiors this month. SC21 is a continuous improvement programme for improving operational effectiveness and achieving supply chain excellence within the Aerospace and Defence Industry. IPC Mouldings offers a range of services including mould tool design and manufacture, CNC machining, injection moulding using high performance engineering polymers and value add assemblies to aerospace, medical and other industries. The company’s journey throughout the SC21 programme has been sponsored by Collins Aerospace.

From bronze to gold – in four years

Managing Director of IPC Mouldings, Joanne Liddle, said: “We are thrilled to receive the SC21 Gold Award. This is an amazing achievement from an extraordinary team in IPC and reinforces our dedication to quality and delivery, ensuring that the products and services we provide to customers are of the highest standard.

“We have exceeded expectations going from an SC21 Bronze in 2015 to a Gold Award in 2019.  To reach this pinnacle of excellence within the space of four years is an incredible accomplishment.  Our team has worked effortlessly to create a culture of continuous improvement in line with our values and future vision for the company.  All processes and standards are met, and continue to meet the required Gold framework.”

Joanne added: “We would like to thank our sponsor, Collins Aerospace for their commitment throughout the SC21 journey. We would not have achieved the Gold Award without the continued support of this global leader in aircraft interiors.”

IPC Mouldings delivers 2.5 million parts annually to the aerospace sector with a quality performance of 99.97 per cent and 99.7 per cent on time delivery. In 2018 there were 3.6 billion global air passengers and IPC Mouldings parts travelled with over 900 million of them.

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