Hockley Enterprises has launched a major drive to win more orders in Britain's booming aerospace sector....
Hockley Enterprises, which has been in the chemical processing industry for over 45 years, has achieved important industry accreditation, which will be a big advantage as it strives to build its order book with more aviation, space and defence work.
The company, based in South East Essex, has achieved AS9100C accreditation, the widely adopted and standardised quality management system for the aerospace industry.
It was released in October 1999 by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries.
Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them.
Hockley Enterprises has invested heavily in its facility as it looks to grow its aerospace order book.
With the addition of a chromic anodise line in 2016 to the already exhaustive list of chemical processes Hockley Enterprises has to offer, we now have one of the most comprehensive ranges of wet treatments in the industry with further development planned throughout 2016 and early 2017.
Lee Rainforth, Managing Director of Hockley Enterprises, said: "Getting AS9100 accreditation has been a real team effort, he is extremely proud of his team and their efforts."
"We have over 45 years of expertise in chemical processing and it will be a valuable tool for us as we look to expand our operations in the aerospace sector, coupled with our continued site investment in the constantly evolving world of wet treatments."
Lee goes on to explain: "We have identified a number of key areas as part of an ambitious growth strategy. We see aerospace as a sector where we can make great strides and we are actively working to ensure that happens. The accreditation gives us a fantastic opportunity to grow our order book."
"The aerospace industry is massively important to the regional economy and continues to develop."
"We want to be part of that success story, utilising our skills and knowledge to become part of the supply chain. We are excited by the opportunities we believe exist for us."
"The lessons we have learnt in the AS9100 process will also be valuable when we look at getting further accreditation in the industry, something we will be pursuing over the next 12 months."