KTK Thermal Technologies recently received its AS-9100 recertification.

The AS-900 standard provides suppliers with requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aviation, space, and defense (AS&D) industry, as well as civil & military aviation requirements.

To be certified, KTK had to demonstrate to a third-party auditor that it meets the requirements of the standard. The standard is not a product standard that defines product quality or a personal standard – people and products are not certified – instead, it requires organizations to control their processes, so that products meet customer requirements. The certification is good for three years and is recognized globally.

This certification brings benefits not only to KTK’s AS&D customers but to all its customers. AS-9100 brings the following benefits to KTK’s customers:

Customer satisfaction — The standard ensures that customer requirements are met every time, increasing customer satisfaction. In addition, improving delivery speed and reducing inefficiencies and waste also contribute to customer satisfaction.

Efficiency — The certification ensures internal processes are closely monitored to improve efficiency, make continual improvements, and improve productivity.

Quality — Maintaining a quality management system, ensures the highest quality products are produced and increases product safety and reliability.

Continual improvements — The quality management system, which includes continual improvements to processes, results in greater efficiency, improved quality, and lower costs.

Global marketability  — AS-9100 is a globally recognized standard.