Carrick company is flying high in aerospace industry

IPC Mouldings received the SC21 Award Silver in B/E Aerospaces Supply Chain Programme at Farnborough International Airshow.  Pictured are Dr Leslie Orr, manager ADS Northern Ireland, Joanne Liddle, managing director IPC Mouldings and Economy Minister Simon Hamilton. INCT 29-757-CON
IPC Mouldings received the SC21 Award Silver in B/E Aerospaces Supply Chain Programme at Farnborough International Airshow. Pictured are Dr Leslie Orr, manager ADS Northern Ireland, Joanne Liddle, managing director IPC Mouldings and Economy Minister Simon Hamilton. INCT 29-757-CON

A Carrickfergus company aims to expand its operation in the aerospace engineering sector after picking up two prestigious awards.

IPC Mouldings SC21 received Award Silver in B/E Aerospace’s Supply Chain Programme at the Farnborough International Airshow.

SC21 is an ADS (the trade organisation for companies operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sector) supply chain excellence programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chain.

The Kilroot-based firm has also announced it has received the internationally renowned EFQM 4 star ‘Recognised for Excellence’ standard.

Exceptionally, the tool manufacturer and injection moulding company has achieved 4 star recognition just months after receiving 3 star recognition and SC21 Silver recently after receiving the bronze award.

Joanne Liddle, managing director at IPC, said: “This recognition is excellent news for IPC Mouldings as it underlines our dedication to best practice and high quality. As a company, we aim for the very best in order to provide an excellent service for our customers.

“Attaining both SC21 Silver and EFQM 4 star recognition really sets us apart in the aerospace engineering sector as one of the foremost companies in Northern Ireland’s ready made supply chain. With this recognition, we hope to expand our operations into more markets in the near future.”

David Quinn, Supply Chain director, B/E Aerospace, commented: “B/E Aerospace is delighted that IPC Mouldings has achieved the SC21 Silver Award. The SC21 Programme is an integral part of our Supply Chain Management Programme, and we encourage our suppliers to engage in this national aerospace and defence improvement programme. To achieve SC21 Silver Award is not an easy process, however IPC Mouldings has shown the right commitment, attitude, and ultimately standard. Congratulations.”

Operating from a 14,000 sq ft site, IPC Mouldings is an AS9100 accredited provider of technical solutions for global industries, using advanced engineering polymers and processing techniques.

Dr Leslie Orr, manager, ADS Northern Ireland, said: “It is great to see so many Northern Irish aerospace companies exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016.

“It is also fantastic to see the likes of IPC Mouldings build on that strong presence with such esteemed recognition, congratulations to IPC Mouldings and all the other Northern Ireland SC21 award winners. This is a great accolade.”