Off the back of our Foam Facility retaining its ISO 9001, we are pleased to confirm Barum & Dewar has also retained the internationally recognised quality standard. Having retained this accreditation for over 20 years, Barum & Dewar is dedicated to maintaining the stringent quality requirements required by the assessors from accredited certification body, NQA.
ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system within which an organisation demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products or services to meet customer and legal requirements, enhancing customer satisfaction and opening the way to continual improvement.
With quality at the core of Barum & Dewar’s offering, it’s very important to us to retain the ISO 9001 accreditation and demonstrate to our customers the commitment we make to designing and manufacturing the highest quality packaging solutions. With the ever-evolving requirements of the assessment, we are always looking to where improvements can be made and how we can stay ahead of the competition.
Andy Harrison, Technical Design Manager at Barum & Dewar said:
“We are delighted that the Barum & Dewar team has retained its ISO 9001 accreditation off the back of our Foam Facility also being successful in their assessment. This ensures our quality standards are internationally recognised for another year to come and sets us out on a fantastic start for 2022.”
Barum & Dewar is delighted to announce our renewal on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register for 2022, having first obtained the qualification in 2019. The Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) enables companies in the Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space sectors to identify qualified suppliers. The accreditation is supported by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community such as Leonardo, BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence, and indicates that Barum & Dewar has fulfilled the appropriate credentials.
JOSCAR is a cross-sector collaboration solution which reduces the time, cost and resources needed to provide information to major customers. As a risk management tool, it objectively assesses potential vendor risks and areas of compliance before suppliers can obtain accreditation. Common supplier data is then held in a central system allowing information to be accessed by all participating buying organisations.
The open system of information that JOSCAR provides also benefits us as a supplier as it allows us to demonstrate our level of customer compliance, quickly qualify any 3rd party suppliers we may use and identify areas where we can be continuously improving our business which in turn allows us to provide the excellent level of service to our customers that Barum & Dewar has become synonymous with.
The team at Barum & Dewar works hard to maintain the standards of JOSCAR and we are pleased that we have once again satisfied the requirements to become fully compliant on the register. Becoming a member assures our customers and partners that the service we provide is of the highest quality and complies with the industry standards.
Barum & Dewar is delighted to congratulate our foam facility for once again retaining its BSI certification for its quality management system (ISO 9001:2015) following the annual Quality Assessment undertaken by leading global independently accredited certification body, NQA.
ISO 9001 is an International Quality Management System Standard that specifies requirements within which an organisation demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products or services to meet customer and legal requirements, enhancing customer satisfaction and opening the way to continual improvement.
The ISO accreditation brings many benefits for us as a manufacturer. As we strive to meet the requirements of the quality management system, we are identifying areas of continual improvement which enables us to stay ahead in our competitive industry. It also brings benefits for our customers who can trust that our products and processes meet the stringent quality requirements of the assessment.
David Frame, Managing Director of Barum & Dewar, said,
“With the sectors we operate in, quality must be at the core of everything we do. Our team works incredibly hard to maintain the standards of ISO 9001 and to have international recognition via the accreditation is testament to their ongoing effort and commitment to quality.”
Our supply chain is critical in all that we do and is the foundation upon which we continue to deliver such an excellent service to our customers. Like most UK manufacturing businesses with a global supply chain, we have been experiencing many supply challenges with longer lead times and delivery carriers stretched. We’re well positioned to take on these challenges but realise now more than ever we must maintain the respect and communication that facilitates the good working relationships we’ve had with our supply partners for so many years. Most of our suppliers have been working with us since the beginning of our business and are an integrated part of our business.
Given the nature of our business, our supply chain must run smoothly to ensure materials are in place to meet our strict production schedules. With suppliers across the globe, we facilitate the movement of materials internationally via land, sea and air to ensure goods are in place on time. We have very little room for error, and we always work to high standards to ensure the quality of our end products is exceptional. This means we work very closely with our suppliers and there is a mutual level of trust and respect so that we prevent delays and if any issues do arise, we can deal with these collaboratively and keep our customers well informed.
With the challenges currently faced across the industry, we have been fortunate to have a chain of trusted suppliers who have worked with us to find solutions where necessary, whether this has been changing a design or exploring alternative materials. This means we’ve been able to minimise disruption to our operations and ensure delivery schedules continue to be met. Our supply partners are an essential part of our business and continue to be key to our customer success.
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There are few more demanding and challenging sectors than space. For almost 25 years we have been the leading UK supplier of transit and storage containers for both flight hardware and ground support equipment to the global space sector. With deadlines to meet and the most valuable of cargo to protect, many of the world’s leading space companies put their trust in us to design, develop and supply all their container requirements.
Our in-house designed protective cases and containers have been shipped to launch sites all over the world with many undergoing numerous repeat missions before being reconfigured for fresh challenges. From satellites to propulsion systems, hand carry cases to 4.5m high containers, 5kg to 800kg payloads we have the capability to meet the needs of the space sector.
The UK is a major supplier and integrator of space hardware and mechanical ground support equipment and Barum & Dewar is long established as a key partner to clients in this market. Over the past decade the business has continued to grow into Europe and beyond which has brought new client challenges, allowing the team at Barum & Dewar to build upon existing experience and strengthen its offering for the sector.
With many longstanding space clients, Barum & Dewar has been a part of many major space missions. Recently, Europe’s BepiColombo mission returned its first pictures of Mercury as part of the third ever mission in history to go to Mercury. As part of the project, long term client of Barum & Dewar, QinetiQ, had safely delivered four electric propulsion thrusters to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the bespoke custom designed containers used to ensure the thrusters were transported safely were designed and manufactured by Barum & Dewar in the UK.
Andy Harrison, Technical Design Manager at Barum & Dewar said:
“Working in this sector brings an exactness and attention to detail that we apply in all our projects, whether in this sector or other areas that we operate in. Knowing that we operate in the Space sector brings confidence to new and existing clients. We appreciate the importance of design and durability needed and this has enabled us to innovate, explore new technologies and ultimately bring high quality technical products to this industry for the past 25 years which we look forward to continuing into 2022 and beyond.”