Trelleborg Sealing Solution’s seal manufacturing facility in Tewkesbury, England, is believed to be the first of its kind to obtain a prestigious international quality standard.
The facility, which is one of the prime European production and development sites within the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions manufacturing network, has achieved PD ISO/TS 29001:2011.
Meeting the standard reflects the facility achieving high standards in the design and manufacturing of elastomer products with robust processes in place as well as a commitment to reduce waste and prevent defects.
Chris Busby, Product Manager for the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Tewkesbury, said: “As a center of excellence for high pressure elastomer materials for a variety of challenging industries, such as, oil and gas, and aerospace, we are constantly striving to achieve exceptional standards.
“Obtaining the quality management system PD ISO/TS 29001:2011 at the Tewkesbury facility is a further example of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions going above and beyond in the pursuit of excellence.”
The production site passed two assessments and a final appraisal during a rigorous eight-month period.
According to accreditation body BSI, the plant now “operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of PD ISO/TS 29001:2011 for the following: the design, development, manufacture and supply of elastomer-based sealing systems for a wide variety of applications. Predominant activities include elastomer molding, machining and laboratory testing, for the aerospace, chemical processing, oil and gas, semi-conductor and other industries.”
The 6,000 square meter site, based in International Drive, Tewkesbury Business Park, became fully operational in 2008 and employs more than 130 people.
Products designed and made at the plant include O-Rings, FlexiMold™ large diameter joint free seals, engineered molded parts and large diameter V-Rings.
High performance elastomer materials developed at the site include Isolast® Perfluoroelastomers and XploR™ advanced elastomers for oil and gas applications.
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