The Leeds, United Kingdom division of Fastenal Manufacturing, Spensall, has announced it has been certified to the AS9100 quality management system for the aerospace industry. The certification, which went into effect on December 4, 2023, allows 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.”
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, Texas, 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.
It’s important to note that while companies can work with local Fastenal branches to have custom parts produced by any of nine Fastenal Manufacturing facilities around the world, this certification applies only to parts made in Fastenal’s Leeds, UK (Spensall) facility or distributed by Fastenal’s Arlington, Texas (Av-Tech) facility. For more information about Fastenal Manufacturing and its diverse capabilities, visit fastenal.com/manufacturing; and for more information about Spensall, visit Spensall.com.
Fastenal provides a broad offering of industrial supplies, including fastener, safety, and metal cutting products, to manufacturing, construction, and state and local government customers through more than 3,400 in-market locations (branches and customer-specific Onsite locations) spanning 25 countries. With continual investment in tailored local inventory, dedicated local experts, and flexible FMI® (Fastenal Managed Inventory) and digital solutions, we help our business partners achieve product and process savings across the supply chain – a “high-touch, high-tech” approach encapsulated by our tagline, Where Industry Meets Innovation™. Our local service teams are supported by 17 regional distribution centers, a captive logistics fleet, multiple teams of industry specialists and support personnel, and robust sourcing, quality, and manufacturing resources, enabling us to grow by getting closer to customers and providing innovative and comprehensive solutions to customer supply chain challenges.
Additional information regarding Fastenal is available at www.fastenal.com.