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Quality Control at KMF Group

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KMF Group is the UK's leading metal fabrication and precision engineering company delivering a top-quality service from design, through manufacture to assembly and delivery.

Superior quality and customer focus are evident in everything that the KMF Group manufactures, tests and delivers.

It is this emphasis on quality, innovative technology and complete manufacturing solutions that drive our business and provides KMF customers with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace for sheet metal fabrication and machined components.

Continuous improvement lies at the heart of the KMF culture, and we strive to provide a world-class service to all our customers, large and small.

The KMF approach to problem-solving is unique to our ongoing business improvement strategy and the company's insistence on a formal systematic method ensures KMF achieves the highest product reliability at a competitive price.

With its industry-leading facilities, professional project management teams, an experienced, skilled workforce and a customer-led ethos, the KMF Group is confident of delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering industries.

Quality control at every stage

The KMF Group puts quality control at the centre of all business activities. As evidence of its high standards the company boasts all of the following accreditations and approvals:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Standard
  • ISO 9100 Aerospace
  • OSHAS 18001 Health and Safety Standard
  • Welding Approvals to BS EN ISO15614
  • Operator Approvals to BS EN ISO9606
  • Welding Visual Inspection to CSWIP 3.0 & Internal Welding Coordinator to CSWIP 3.1.

All ISO standards include a planning structure, interim control points, and continuous improvement built-in. KMF Group's BSI Accreditation Certificates are for the manufacture and fabrication of precision sheet metal components and enclosures for the electronics and allied industries to customer specifications and for processes that include CNC punching, laser cutting, metal forming, inserting, welding, deburring, wet and powder coating processes and electro/mechanical integrated assemblies. The BSI Certificates are available to view from our Media Centre.

KMF and the AS9100 quality standard

AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardised quality management system for the aerospace industry where quality and reliability are essential for safety and performance.

Our continued registration to AS9100 underpins the company's quality management principles while the group's statistical approach to process improvement allows us to test our performance standards with the utmost rigour.

To meet the requirements of AS9100 KMF operates fully documented quality control procedures and adheres to a quality manual. Quality management systems help to reduce risks, ensure consistency and provide a reliable framework for the whole supply chain.

Dedicated teams ensure quality compliance

To support these quality standards and others, KMF operates dedicated quality teams made up of managers, engineers and technicians to ensure full compliance with strict standards.

The teams are responsible for quality assurance and inspection throughout the design, production and assembly process.

Our commitment to quality is reinforced by in-house training programmes at our purpose-built KMF Training Centre, where courses are designed to improve operator process knowledge and ensure the highest quality standards, from the shop floor to the top levels of management.

Quality and outsourcing at KMF Group

Quality issues are often top of the list when it comes to outsourcing product manufacture and assembly. As one of only a handful of metal manufacturing companies to hold four ISO accreditations, KMF is confident it can deliver outsourced products and services to the highest specifications.

KMF Group has invested more than £9 million in new technology over the last three years and has highly skilled teams of designers, engineers, technicians and machine operators. An award-winning apprenticeship scheme and on-site training facility could help make us your manufacturing partner of choice and not only in the UK. With a modern purpose-built factory in Slovakia, KMF can now partner with companies in the expanding European market.

With nearly 50 years experience in outsourcing to blue-chip OEMs, KMF is the perfect partner to help you make the outsourcing transition. CONTACT KMF to talk about your outsourcing needs.