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Advanex Achieve AS9100 (BS EN 9100) Approval

Advanex has recently announced that they have been successful in achieving AS9100 approval – the world’s most recognised quality management standard in the aerospace industry.

Based in Nottinghamshire, Advanex manufacture millions of springs and other precision metal components for the global aerospace market. The team has ambitious growth plans for the years ahead and recognised that obtaining the approval would be instrumental in becoming a compliant, reliable and preferred supplier within the aerospace industry.

The team has been working hard to obtain the approval, which covers

KATO® inserts and the associated manufacturing functions at the Southwell site.

KATO is the world’s leading wire thread insert that is manufactured from their Southwell site and exported globally. The aerospace industry has numerous applications for KATO® including seating, engine assembly and dashboard instrumentation.  A passenger aircraft can contain in excess of 300,000 inserts. With KATO Tangless®, installation and removal time is 40% quicker than using traditional inserts that contain a tang that requires breaking off and accounting for.

In particular, the approval recognises that Advanex:

  • Has senior management that are involved and dedicated to quality
  • Has strong communication across the organisation
  • Adopts a continuous improvement philosophy
  • Monitors customer and supplier feedback on quality management
  • Has controls in the work environment that ensure product conformance and safety


Ian Beardsmore, Managing Director explains, “We are extremely pleased to have achieved the AS9100 approval. We are passionate about working with aerospace customers in maintaining regulatory compliance. Our talented teams remain firmly committed to working in partnership with our clients to nurture innovation and production efficiencies”.

We would like to take the time to Thank and Congratulate every team member involved in the process of obtaining this approval, it is a huge achievement we are all proud of!

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