Our Journey into Aerospace components
Abbey Forged Products Ltd identified the Aerospace market as a target sector for business opportunity for both growth and product diversity. Having recognised this would require a fundamental change in both quality requirements and operational enhancements to support the industry demands, the business undertook some key steps to meet these requirements.
The existing ISO9001 quality system was re-written to accommodate the requirements for the AS9100 standard, the business was successfully accredited to the new standard, and continues to develop and enhance its integrated management quality system.
Abbey engaged with the SC21 program, to gain a fuller understanding of the industry supply chain needs and to aid the company in its readiness for approaching prospective customers. Silver Standard was achieved from the onset and has been maintained.
We developed and utilise a “Customer Perception Module”, where we track our “Perception Score” and work more closely with our customers to enhance and grow the business.
From an operational point of view, the company invested heavily in both trained personnel and asset enhancements to achieve the required aerospace standards for forging and heat treatment furnacing, to AMS, RPS and RRP operating parameters.
This business stream has now begun to grow, and further OEM approval status has been achieved and will continue to be striven for to gain further business growth.
Abbey Forged Products Quality accreditation AS9100 Rev D has enabled the business to gain traction supplying into the Aerospace market, and close collaboration with Engine Primes has resulted in parts being manufactured in various alloys.
- AMS 5643, AMS 5610, AMS 5621, AMS 5659, AMS 5731, AMS 5662, AMS 5663, AMS 5666, Jethete, MSSR 6619
- Parts for PGB, PGB2, BR700NG, RB3043
- Actuator Cylinders
- Bearing Housings
- Gear Blanks
- Fuselage Mountings
- Wing Mountings
- Bar stock for production of Fasteners, Inlets & Nozzles
Abbey Forged Products are proud to supply forgings for the use in components within both commercial and military aircraft.
Forgings for components used in:
Bar stock for production of Fasteners, Inlets & Nozzles