Hybricon Corporation Achieves AS9100 Certification

AYER, Mass. [March, 2009], As part of our ongoing continuous quality improvement program, Hybricon Corporation is proud to have achieved the AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification. At the same time, Hybricon fulfilled all requirements to achieve an upgrade to our long-held ISO9001 certification, and is now certified to the latest ISO9001:2008 revision. 

AS9100 was designed to enhance ISO9001 by focusing on the additional, more rigorous expectations and requirements of the aerospace industry. The certification demonstrates the presence of an aerospace quality system that is both consistent and robust. These qualities are essential to ensure product, process and service safety, reliability and quality.

AS9100 certification is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for doing business, and many aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will only work with suppliers who are registered to the applicable AS9100 standard. These quality requirements are extremely important to aerospace OEM’s, which maintain high levels of liability for their product standard. Failure to correctly handle parts and materials can directly affect product performance.

AS9100 addresses the diversity and complexity of the industry's supply chain and takes into consideration the complete life cycle of aerospace products. Hybricon is fully committed to complying with product, industry, regulatory, and customer requirements and to continually improving the effectiveness of the Quality Management System to ensure that all customers are satisfied.

This is achieved by:

  • Understanding our customers’ needs
  • Ensuring control over the organization's entire supply chain.
  • Requiring teams to closely inspect all levels of design and manufacturing for each product by controlling its appearance and how it functions.
  • Implementing the most stringent design processes to meet safety and reliability requirements in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring that each phase, from order acceptance to shipment, is carefully planned to meet our customers’ delivery requirements.
  • Validating all products prior to shipment.

Hybricon’s commitment to quality is evidenced by the high ratings received from critical customers for excellent product quality and precise delivery. Paul Freve, President of Hybricon Corporation, stated: “this achievement demonstrates a higher level of service pertaining to performance, timely delivery and quality that our customers can depend on.  We are very excited and proud to have attained this certification and join the ranks of other well-recognized organizations such as Curtiss-Wright, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.”

Hybricon is a world class solutions company providing integrated system solutions, electronic enclosures, backplanes, card cage assemblies and subsystem interconnect packaging for military, telecom, medical, and commercial applications. Excelling in custom engineered enclosure solutions and standard offerings alike, Hybricon products are built on the cornerstones of a deeply ingrained quality culture. Hybricon is the industry leader in backplane design, offering the newest technologies for VPX, VXS, VME, VME64X, CompactPCI, Rugged MicroTCA, and custom bus structures. Hybricon is a 100% U.S.-owned and –based corporation located in Ayer, MA.  Hybricon is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of quality — for products that must be able to function anywhere, anytime.