Benefits of Working with an ISO-Certified Flex PCB Partner

Posted on Feb. 14, 2018

Royal Flex Circuits has recently acquired two new certifications—AS9100:2016 (Rev D) and ISO 9001:2015. That means Royal Flex Circuits has now gained international recognition as a quality supplier for Flexible, Rigid-Flex, and Rigid Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), components, and assemblies for the aviation, space, defense, as well as the general electronics industry.

Certification of the international standard ISO 9001:2015 indicates Royal Flex Circuits has adopted a Quality Management System with an aim towards improving the business. ISO 9001:2015 provides a framework to respond to changing quality requirements in balance with society, economics and the environment.

By implementing more efficient working practices and focusing on their business objectives, Royal Flex Circuits has put into place a system that helps and supports its staff, while also increasing customer satisfaction. By adopting an efficient Quality Management System, Royal Flex Circuits will save time, lower costs, and improve efficiency.

The key benefits of the ISO 9001:2015 certification are:

  • Ensuring all products and services effectively meet customer, applicable statutory, and regulatory requirements
  • Measuring the progress towards continual improvement of their business performance towards creating a benchmark
  • Creating a knowledge database for effectively exchanging company knowledge with customers
  • Effectively managing stakeholders and risk
  • Creating a high level management structure to integrate effectively with multiple standards
  • Creating a Quality Management System aligned closely with their core business processes.

In simpler terms, customers can expect benefits such as:

  • Improved quality and service
  • On time deliveries
  • Right first time attitude
  • Fewer returned products and complaints
  • Independent audit demonstrating commitment to quality

Furthering Assurance to Quality Standards with AS9100

Royal Flex Circuits further demonstrates its adherence to quality with its certification to the AS9100:2016 (Rev D) standards. This allows it to focus on adding clarity and enhancing ease of use, while addressing the needs of both the industry and the stakeholders.

Royal Flex Circuits has adopted the AS9100 standards as a critical tool for improving their quality and on-time delivery commitments towards the aircraft, aerospace, and defense industries. Certification to AS9100 global industry standards qualifies Royal Flex Circuits as a supplier to major aerospace manufacturers.

Certification to ISO 9001 allows Royal Flex Circuits to integrate the AS9100 standard easily into its Quality Management System, as the latter has its foundations on ISO 9001. Furthermore, AS9100 brings with it additional industry critical criteria, with access to the best practices of the aerospace industry for quality and traceability that effectively helps Royal Flex Circuits to reduce operational risk.

Complying with the AS9100 standards is a third-party proof of commitment that will allow Royal Flex Circuits to enhance the marketability of their high-quality products and services. It allows for a greater focus on customer satisfaction, as performance objectives align to customer expectations. Additionally, the internationally recognized certification will ensure Royal Flex Circuits access to global markets.

Advantages of Working with an AS9100 Qualified Flex Circuits Provider

For industry players, collaborating with ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 (Rev D) certified PCB providers ensures they will receive innovative technology. The future of the PCB technology looks promising, with the world turning a completely competitive edge for the next big breakthrough. 

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