Electrical distributor Hagemeyer North America, Charleston, S.C., said it has attained AS9120 Aerospace Quality Management Certification after an audit by QMI-SAI Global at its Charleston location.
The certification authorizes Hagemeyer to stock local inventory of critical items required in the aerospace industry. For the company's aerospace customers, the certification means just-in-time supply of materials, reducing necessary inventories, lead times, and overall costs, the company said.
“This is a major milestone for our business,” says HNA Market Manager Matt Kiefer. “This certification further positions Hagemeyer North America as the leader in the supply of materials for the growing Aerospace industry in the Carolinas.”
The AS9120 "Quality Management Systems, Aerospace Requirements for Stocklist Distributors” certification was developed for pass-through distributors of aerospace commodity items. This standard addresses chain of custody, traceability, control and availability of records. Based on ISO 9001:2000, but with nearly 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace distributors, AS9120 provides suppliers of certified distributors with a comprehensive quality system focused on areas directly impacting product safety and reliability.