Alloy Heat become one of the first in EMEA to be awarded AS9100 revision D


The UK’s first and only specialist in the heat treatment of aluminium alloys, Alloy Heat Treatment have joined an elite class after being awarded the AS9100 revision D certificate.

Alloy Heat Treatment Quality Director, Steve Roberts stated: “We are very proud of this. We are only the fourth company in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africas) to have a certificate for AS9100 revision D issued, and the first subcontract Heat Treatment company in the “EMEA” to be issued with the certificate.”

AS9100 is an aerospace standard based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements. AS9100 takes the ISO 9001 requirements and supplements them with additional quality system requirements, which are established by the aerospace industry in order to satisfy CAA, DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements.

Alloy Heat pride themselves on rewarding talent and invited some of their employees including apprentices to the BSI awards ceremony, as Roberts explained: “One of the reasons we travelled to the ceremony, was for our employees to gain an insight into the BSI. We invited them so they could see the company being rewarded for our great efforts to achieve this.”

Dudley-based Alloy Heat’s apprentices are on Manufacturing and Engineering courses at Dudley College and the University of Wolverhampton and their courses are financially supported by the company.

Alloy Heat also holds the NADCAP accreditation, and preferred supplier status to many aerospace primes. The company can process components up to five metres long and three tonnes in weight. They can also offer rapid quenching into either polymer or water (hot or cold) if required.

BSI’s Chief Executive, Howard Kerr awarded Alloy Heat Treatment with their certificate. BSI support organisations in making excellence a habit. Their services are designed to align with the steps clients need to take in understanding how to achieve best practice and maintaining the positive habit.