New certification will expand access to new markets and enhance Quality systems
Sequoia Tool has received AS 9100 Rev C certification, enabling us to expand our quality systems to meet the aerospace and defense industry standards, and to present a level of quality and safety over and above ISO-9001-2008 standards.
AS 9100 Rev C certification not only allows us to access new markets that we were unable to before, but it also greatly enhances our quality system making it more operational and efficient, resulting in reduction of rework, rejections and nonconforming products in all operations. As a result, we will be reducing costs internally, and be more efficient in every day operations.
Sequoia Tool has been pursuing the AS 9100 Rev C since April 2015. ASR was contracted to be our registrar, and during the Stage 1 period on December 30, 2015, they conducted a review of our quality documentation pertaining to AS 9100 Rev C. Sequoia was approved to advance to Stage 2 as of February 15, 2016, at which time a 6-day audit was conducted. After going in before the aerospace board for approval, a month later on March 21, 2016, Sequoia was officially approved and certified to AS 9100 / ISO 9001-2008.
Employees at Sequoia are guided through the various requirements of the AS 9100 Rev C Standard, that must be met and maintained, and are provided with all the necessary instructions.
Our focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement is realized through Sequoia’s certification for AS 9100 Rev C. This new certification will introduce customers and external organizations to our Quality Management System and Oasis database to familiarize them with controls that have been implemented, and to be assured our quality system is upheld.