GKN SC21 Supplier of The Year 2010


High-Tech Engineering wins GKN Aerospace SC21 supplier of the year 2010

GKN Aerospace Supplier Awards recognise exceptional service.

At a breakfast reception at Farnborough International on Wednesday 21st July, 2010, attended by some 33 companies, GKN Aerospace recognised the exceptional level of service of 5 suppliers from its global supplier base.

Rob Soen, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, GKN Aerospace explains:
"With GKN Aerospace's global presence these awards recognise the increasing demands and expectations placed on international supply chains. The award scheme enables us to acknowledge and publicly thank those suppliers who have made a truly exceptional contribution in the last 24 months."

GKN's SC21 Supplier of the Year was awarded to High-Tech Engineering Ltd for sustained, consistent 100% quality and on time delivery of machined components for a wide range of commercial and military aircraft programmes. GKN Aerospace is a founding signatory of the A|D|S UK 21st Century Supply Chain initiative (SC21) and is pleased to recognise those companies that have committed to the requirements of the SC21.

Soen explains: "High-Tech has always shown total commitment to our expectations and continuously supports our needs including working to drive down lead times and costs. They were the first precision engineering company in the UK to gain SC21 bronze recognition and are the first and only company to sustain and improve their performance levels, moving from Bronze to Silver."

Soen concludes: "Today GKN Aerospace is a market leader in composite and metallic structures, transparencies and related niche technologies. Alongside our sales growth in recent years we have increased our purchasing activity by some 30% to approaching £750m. We are focusing on developing suppliers who will become an integral part of our extended supply chain, offering them partner engagement across both technology development and investment."