Pressure Tech awarded 98% in recent Supplier Audit by Michell Instruments
10 August 2016Pressure Tech Ltd are delighted to announce that Michell Instruments Ltd, a key customer, has awarded us 98% in a recent Supplier Audit, stating that "the audit results exceed the expectations of Michell Instruments Ltd".
Pressure Tech welcomed Andy Fox and Tracie Dawson from Michell to our factory on Wednesday 27th July, 2016. As a long-term supplier to Michell Instruments, we were pleased to show them our manufacturing facilities, quality procedures and corporate governance.
The purpose of the supplier audit was to ensure that:
1) Pressure Tech has the fundamental ability to provide the required service to Michell Instruments, from a technical and commercial perspective.
2) Pressure Tech has the appropriate level of understanding and commitment to meet the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements when trading with Michell Instruments.
3) Michell Instruments and Pressure Tech share similar views in areas such as corporate and social responsibilities, quality, supply chain management and risk management.
4) A thorough review of Pressure Tech’s Quality Management System (QMS).
A particular area of interest to Andy and Tracie concerned our new ISO Class 8 Clean Room and Oxygen Cleaning Service, which provides certified cleaning of components to ASTM G93 level C. We use this facility internally during manufacturing to customer requirements and offer this service on a sub-contract basis, including an oxygen cleaned certificate.
"It is Michell Instruments Ltd., professional opinion that products and services supplied by Pressure Tech Ltd., are of a very high quality, and the management and control of systems and processes are carried out to a very high standard." Andy Fox—Technical Purchasing Controller, Michell Instruments.
Michell reviewed our QMS, which is certified to ISO9001:2008 by DNV GL and also against ATEX Directive, and the additional requirements of EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 by CSA Sira. Michell were pleased to know that our range of electrically heated regulators are certified to the latest technical standards. Andy was especially interested in our Annual Management Review, describing it as ‘impressive’, further commenting generally that ‘Pressure Tech sets the benchmark for supplier standards’. Pressure Tech are working towards certification to ISO9001:2015 by June 2018 .
We are delighted with such positive feedback from Michell Instruments. Pressure Tech is a customer-centric business; we are proud of our facilities; and work hard to support our customers, suppliers and employees, to ensure successful growth for all. We can only achieve this through the excellent recommendations of our customers.
Andy commented on the Michell Supplier Audit Report "It has the highest score of any company I have visited; you should all be very proud of what you have achieved, and we look forward to working with you for a long time ".