Spensall — the Leeds, U.K. division of Fastenal Manufacturing — has been certified to the AS9100 quality management system for the aerospace industry, Fastenal announced Feb. 8.
Effective Dec. 4, the certification enables Fastenal to meet a broader scope of product needs in the aerospace and defense industry, with a focus on precision-machined parts and components.
“It’s an exciting new chapter in Spensall’s 100-plus-year tradition of quality and service,” said Cory Jansen, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing at Fastenal. “Congratulations to quality manager Simon Grattan and the entire Spensall team for this achievement.”
The distributor elaborated that working with an AS9100-certified supplier eliminates the need for aerospace manufacturers to perform their own, often costly, supplier facility audits and simplifies the process of sourcing OEM components. With an AS9100-certified distribution division (Av-Tech) located in Arlington, TX, Fastenal already provides a broad range of products and supply chain solutions to aerospace manufacturers such as Safran Landing Systems, Cirrus Aircraft and Curtiss-Wright. The new certification allows Fastenal to expand its services to even more aerospace firms.
This certification applies only to parts made in Fastenal’s Leeds, UK (Spensall) facility or distributed by Fastenal’s Arlington, TX (Av-Tech) facility.