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Pre-Met join Engineering Elite

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Pre-Met Ltd are extremely proud to announce that they have been awarded a Supply Chains in the Twenty First Century (SC21) Bronze Award and thereby join an elite number of precision engineering companies to achieve an SC21 award.

SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industries by raising the performance of its supply chains. The UK is number one in Europe and second only to the U.S. globally, in the aerospace and defence industries. To achieve an SC21 award a company must demonstrate their world class business performance in all aspects including on time delivery and services to customers, in internal business efficiency and furthermore a continuous sustainable improvement culture throughout the organisation. Pre-Met Ltd have achieved a SC21 bronze award having demonstrated greater than 95% on time delivery and 98% customer quality acceptance and dedication to a sustainable improvement programme, across a 12 month qualifying performance period.

Pre-Met ltd supply metal stampings and metal pressings as well as sub-assemblies and other engineering Solutions.Their SC21 Bronze Award was supported by their entire Aerospace customer base who confirmed the excellent on time delivery, quality and efficiency matrices.

Matthew Thornton Pre-Met's Quality Manager, led this ongoing improvement programme, together with the support of all the employees. Speaking of this achievement, Mr Thornton said:

"We are delighted that our company's efforts have resulted in achieving the SC21 bronze award. Quality and delivery performance are integral to our mission statement of continuous improvement and SC21 is a key part of our improvement philosophy to support and add value to our customers. We are absolutely committed to the program and have targeted advancement to a Silver accreditation".

Steve Haynes, Managing Director commented: "I could not be more proud of this achievement; it was a huge commitment and underlines Pre-Met's unparalleled service, flexibility, quality and on time delivery. It is a huge boost for us. We've known for a long time that Pre-Met was capable of extraordinary things, our KPI's proved that. Few, if any, advanced engineering companies can produce the on-time delivery and first time delivered quality necessary to achieve such an award, as well as all the other "best practice" business management measures that SC21 requires you to embrace. Now we've had our performance independently benchmarked it's undeniable; Pre-Met are amongst the best performing Engineering companies in the World. I know that we've all worked hard for this award. Now, we're setting our sights on getting back to work to achieve a Silver award!"

Pre-Met prefer to view themselves as Engineering Solutions providers offering a whole range of services from:

  • Design
  • Proto-typing
  • Production
  • Sub-assembly
  • Lead wire

Along with their collaborative partners they provide the Aerospace industry with:

  • Metal pressing and metal stampings
  • Plastic moulding and over-moulding
  • Turned Parts
  • High precisions springs

The prestigeous award will be presented during a ceremony to be held by the ASD Group at the University West of England Conference centre in Bristol on 9th April, 2013 and will be received by Steve Haynes (M.D.) and Matthew Thornton (Quality Manager) who are making plans to attended the ceremony.

You can find out more about Pre-Met Ltd at their website or by contacting their Sales & Marketing Manager, Mark smith via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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