Pictured (L-R) Dr Leslie Orr, Manager, ADS Northern Ireland, Joanne Liddle, Managing Director, IPC Mouldings and Economy Minister Mr Simon Hamilton MLA.
A Northern Ireland-based tool manufacturer and injection moulder has been recognised with a prestigious award for supply chain excellence at the Farnborough Air Show.
IPC Mouldings received the ‘SC21 Award Silver’ in a supply chain programme devised by leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, B/E Aerospace.
SC21 is designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space (ADS) industry by raising the performance of its supply chain.
“B/E Aerospace is delighted that IPC Mouldings has achieved the SC21 Silver Award,” commented David Quinn, Supply Chain Director, B/E Aerospace.
“The SC21 Programme is an integral part of our Supply Chain Management Programme, and we encourage our suppliers to engage in this national Aerospace and Defence improvement programme. To achieve SC21 Silver Award is not an easy process, however IPC Mouldings has shown the right commitment, attitude, and ultimately standard.”
In addition to the SC21 Award, IPC Mouldings also announced that it has been ‘Recognised for Excellence’ at a 4-star level by EFQM, which provides a model used by many organisations as a blueprint and driver of competitiveness.
IPC has achieved the 4-Star recognition just months after receiving 3-star recognition and SC21 Silver recently after receiving the Bronze Award.
Joanne Liddle, Managing Director at IPC, said: “This recognition is excellent news for IPC Mouldings as it underlines our dedication to best practice and high quality. As a company, we aim for the very best in order to provide an excellent service for our customers.
“Attaining both SC21 Silver and EFQM 4 Star Recognition really sets us apart in the aerospace engineering sector as one of the foremost companies in Northern Ireland’s ready-made supply chain. With this recognition, we hope to expand our operations into more markets in the near future. This is indeed a good day for the team at IPC Mouldings.”