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SC21 Accreditation Retained
We are very proud to announce that we have retained SC21 Accreditation for the 4th year running.
Our hardworking team have proved yet again that we are quality suppliers to the defence industry.
Plans for 2018
As the New Year begins we are implementing systems to maintain our existing Quality accreditations.
We will also be working to gain ISO-14001 accreditation.
Christmas Jumpers 2017
His & Hers
and Santa gave out presents
We are now pleased to announce that we are Quality Assured to ISO9001:2015 as seen on our quality page.
Looking forward to 2017
We are looking forward to the installation of an additional new saw to help meet cutting demands in the machine shop.
During next year we will also be implementing ISO 9001:2015 to keep our Quality Systems up to date.
We also expect to further build on the success of 2016.
Orchard Materials celebrated great success in 2016 breaking records for a 3rd successive year.
We successfully maintained our SC21 accreditation for a 3rd successive year and won significant new contracts in South Korea.
Due to our continued success we added new team members during the year:
David Hughes – Warehouse/Machine Shop
Glyn Betty – Sales
Nick Jackson – Sales
John Ford – Sales
Ross Stump – Sales
Their experience and knowledge will further enhance and assist our dedicated team.
2016 Christmas Jumper Day
May we introduce you to Della Jagger and Ashley Bye who have joined our Quality Department. Their previous experience will be beneficial to the running of our Quality Systems.
We are pleased to welcome Roger Davis to the company. Roger is involved in the day to day running of the warehouse and machine shop including delivery duties.
2015 Christmas Party
THE ORCHARD TEAM - CHRISTMAS 2014
Orchard Materials are very proud to announce that they are a Rolls-Royce Nuclear Sector approved supplier.
The team have worked tirelessly to achieve this recognition and expect to be able to supply to many more high integrity companies as a result.
ORCHARD MATERIALS RECEIVES SC21 BRONZE AWARD
Orchard Materials are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the SC21 Bronze Award for their collaborative improvement programme.
The hard work does not stop there - we will be working towards the Silver Award. Watch this space.
Orchard Materials would like to welcome Jane England to the Administration department. Jane's experience is a welcome addition to the team.
We are pleased to introduce Steve Bennett to our Engineering Sales team. He has many years' knowledge and experience working in the engineering and metal industry.
We would like to welcome Simon Stanton as our new Warehouse Manager. His experience within our industry will prove invaluable.
In March 2014, Lucy Rousell joined the company to enhance our already experienced sales team - welcome aboard!
Orchard Materials is proud to have become an official sponsor to the Bloodhound Project. The aim of the project is to build a car capable of achieving 1050 mph, a new world land speed record and at the same time the Bloodhound Education Programme hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. For more information please go to:
Orchard Materials to become part of the SC21 programme
SC21 is a collaborative programme to transform aerospace and defence supply chains (otherwise known as the National Action Plan for 21st Century Supply Chains). SC21 presents a set of improvement and relationship principles that have been developed and adopted by a rapidly growing number of businesses in the UK Aerospace and Defence industry. Orchard Materials is proud to be one of these businesses.
New sawing capacity. This year saw the installation of a new Everising H-560HA saw, capable of cutting bar up to 610mm (24") in diameter. This has increased our cutting capacity by 33%.