SC21 Bronze awarded for 8th year running

Photofab are proud and delighted to announce that we have once again achieved the SC21 Bronze accreditation for the 8th consecutive year, which is a testament to our ongoing work ethic and dedication to providing an excellent service to our customers. Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) is an improvement programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Aerospace and Defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains; that is why the programme is endorsed by all major UK Aerospace and Defence companies. With national and international competitiveness increasing, Photofab feel that it is crucial that we maximise our performance and achieve key results. The below table shows the criteria that had to be met in order to receive the accreditation.

SC21 results

Photofab were presented with the SC21 Bronze 7 year + Award in January, and would like to give thanks to the S21 Key Assessor Karl Smith for his support and guidance. With an average score across all customers, Photofab achieved a staggering 98.10% ‘Delivery’ performance average, and with the ‘Quality’ performance average scored a superb 99.33%!

Photofab’s Technical Director, Tom Pounds said: “We are very proud to have achieved this Bronze award for the 8th year in a row, and have worked hard on our continuous improvement techniques and processes to ensure we offer our customers the very best service we can. This year we have concentrated on improving our relationships with key suppliers and customers, which has reinforced our mission to maintain our position as a world leader in chemical etching.”

Photofab work with many different sectors including Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Communication, Electronics, Life Sciences, Medical, Optical, Product Development, Scientific and Security. There is practically no individual industry which does not require a metal component or metal item at some point – and we are proud to work with almost every sector you can imagine, whilst focusing on full traceability and detailed process controls, and offering the lowest cost possible whilst not at the detriment to quality and a Rapid Delivery Service. With Photofab, more than 70,000 different components have been produced. If you can draw it, we can make it in thin sheet metal!

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