Quality
Certified to ISO9001-2008
and ISO-TS16949 standards

Environmental
Accredited to ISO14001

Quality

Quality

Advanced Plastics operate a Quality Management System accredited to ISO9001-2008 and ISO-TS16949 standards.

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) methodologies are adopted to ensure process capability and defect prevention throughout the product lifecycle.

In-process quality is verified at every stage of manufacture by trained and competent team members, traceability records are maintained and SPC trends monitored in real time via our Bespoke SPC Software and Insight 123 MRP databases.

Poka-Yoke methods are utilised coupled with vision detection systems and in-process leak testing.

We achieve world class standards of Parts Per Million (PPM) defects, when occasional quality concerns are experienced they are managed via the Global 8D Process with thorough root cause analysis conducted by a cross functional team to establish and verify the actual root cause, robust countermeasures are then deployed, verified and monitored to prevent reoccurrence.

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ISO/TS16949 Certification

Advanced Plastics Ltd achieved certification to the automotive standard ISO/TS16949 in February 2014, one year on - having successfully completed the first annual 3rd party audit they reflect on the benefits of having adopting the standard.

Operating from a modern 50,000sq’ world class facility in Yorkshire the company have been providing technical solutions in engineering polymers for over 21 years. Having served the automotive industry in a tier II capacity since its inception the company has developed a strong reputation for quality and service in the supply of technical automotive products including; pedals, pedal brackets, precision components for electro-mechanical applications such as window and seat controls, switchgear components, exterior body components and filtration components for air intake and crank case ventilation systems.

With Customers increasingly demanding the standard as part of their purchasing conditions and Advanced Plastics recognising the benefits in management philosophy, culture and working practices which the standard brings, the decision to become a TS16949 certified company was an obvious progression for the business who continually strive to achieve world class standards in all aspects of their work.

APQP, PPAP, 5S, SPC, Continual Improvement, Planned Preventative Maintenance, KPI’s and Visual Management were already well embedded within the culture of the business making the transition to full ISO/TS16949 certification a relatively familiar journey, the standard has however brought the need for increased system discipline and has further driven the culture of continual improvement making the business overall more efficient and effective.

Since obtaining the standard the company has secured a transfer package from an existing automotive customer and multiple orders with a new automotive customer contributing to their sales growth targets, revenues exceeded £10m in 2014 with employee numbers reaching 110.

The Directors and Management Team at Advanced Plastics incorporates a wealth of automotive experience with key members of the team previously being employed by Toyota Manufacturing UK, Rosti McKechnie, Forteq, KSR Automotive & Nifco UK Ltd.

The Automotive sector accounts for approximately 40% of the companies overall turnover with the remaining customer base benefiting from the stringent standards provided by a TS16949 certified supplier.

The company employs the following processes in the manufacture of automotive products:

  • Injection Moulding - 26 machines from 40t to 1,500t
  • 6 axis robot automation with vision inspection
  • Linear Vibration Welding
  • 2k moulding

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The Environment

Advanced Plastics operate an Environmental Management System to control the impact of our activities, products and services on the environment consistent with our environmental policy and objectives.

Certified to BS EN ISO14001:2004.

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Health & Safety

Advanced Plastics operate a Health and Safety Management System to promote best practice and compliance with current legislation consistent with our H&S policy and arrangements.