Elasto Proxy is AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Elasto Proxy, a global supplier of rubber and insulation products, is now AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certified. CMA Quality International, an ANSI-ASQ accredited certification body, issued both certificates on September 11, 2018. Elasto Proxy’s AS9100 Rev D. certificate number is A5029. Our ISO 9001:2015 certificate number is 1047. Both registrations are valid until September 10, 2021.

AS9100 is the international management system standard for the aircraft, space and defense (AS&D) industry. ISO 9001:2015 specifies the general requirements for a quality management system (QMS), a set of policies, processes, and procedures for planning and executing core business functions. By earning AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, Elasto Proxy is underscoring its commitment to quality and demonstrating its ability to supply rubber and insulation products to quality-driven industries.

AS9100D Certification

AS 9100 Rev D. is the latest version of a QMS standard that’s designed to ensure the supply of safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. It contains the actual requirements that an organization like Elasto Proxy must meet and applies to both civil and military aviation. AS 9100 has been endorsed by major aerospace regulators such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

AS9100D references standards such as ISO 9001, upon which ISO 9001:2015 is based. It also references AS 9102 for first article inspection (FAI). In the aerospace industry, both new and revised parts must be verified as meeting all customer requirements. FAI requires a supplier to select one part from the first batch or lot that’s produced and then verify compliance with three major elements: production processes, documentation, and tooling.

During FAIs, a supplier like Elasto Proxy performs a production run, selects the parts or assemblies to test, inspects and tests each part, and documents the results. Both the physical and functional characteristics of a part or assembly are verified against drawings, purchase orders, specifications, and other design documents. The first article inspection report (FAIR) includes the actual physical characteristics that were measured along with information about any non-conformities. 

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Elasto Proxy has been ISO-certified since 2001 and, until its recent ISO 9001:2015 certification, was an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. The main clauses of the new ISO standard are arranged in a Plan, Do, Check, Act (PCDA) cycle, a four-step management method for the control and continuous improvement of processes and products. Compared to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015 also assigns a more prominent role to risk-based thinking and incorporates the concept of preventive action.

The risk-based approach in ISO 9001:20015 requires an organization like Elasto Proxy to determine risks and opportunities, develop plans to address them, implement actions into QMS processes, and evaluate the effectiveness of these actions. Preventive action means taking proactive steps to ensure that a potential non-conformity doesn’t occur. Preventive action involves doing, but so does risk-based thinking.

As a global company, Elasto Proxy has four locations with clearly-defined site scopes under ISO 9001:2015. CMA Quality International has assessed and registered Elasto Proxy’s Branch 1 in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada and Branch 3 in Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA for the distribution and manufacturing of rubber and insulation products. Branch 2 in Newmarket, Ontario and Branch 4 in Heimolenstraat, Belgium have been assessed and registered as distributors.

Your AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certified Partner

Elasto Proxy is a global supplier of rubber and insulation products that adds value to your operations. By choosing us as your AS 9100 Rev D. and ISO 9001:2015 certified partner, you can ensure your supply of safe and reliable products. To see our AS 9100 Rev D. and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, please contact us.

Leave a Reply