HSI Sensing Achieves AS9100 Quality Management Certification
Chickasha, OK — HSI Sensing (formerly Hermetic Switch, Inc.) recently achieved the AS9100 Quality Management Certification, one of the most stringent certifications in the world for supply chain vendors. Recognized by the Society of Automotive Engineers in the Americas and by the European Association of Aerospace Industries in Europe, AS9100 ensures the quality, consistency, and stability of every HSI Sensing product.
“I’m happy to say we’ve joined an elite group of suppliers to meet this requirement,” says Glenn Gee, Quality Manager at HSI Sensing. “AS9100 ensures that we’re providing the best customer satisfaction not only to our aerospace, military, and defense customers, but to all our customers worldwide.”
AS9100 goes well beyond the standards of ISO 9001:2008 to include supplementary requirements that are critical to the aerospace industry. These include increased traceability of raw materials, strict configuration management of parts and assemblies, and continuous qualification of people, processes, and equipment. More than 120,000 manufacturers worldwide hold ISO 9001:2008 certification. HSI Sensing is one of only 13,000 who meet the additional requirements of AS9100.
“Because of the certification process, we have better control of our processes, and we are understanding the variables that drive our business much better than ever before,” says Gee. “All of this helps us reduce our costs, increase the quality of our product, and increase the effectiveness of delivering the product to our customers.”
David Posey, President of HSI Sensing, agrees with the certification’s impact on the customer. He says, “Achieving this standard not only demonstrates that we’re continuously improving our quality processes and reinvesting in our business, it also assures our customers that our quality system is better than any other reed switch manufacturer.”
Headquartered in Chickasha, Oklahoma, HSI Sensing (Hermetic Switch, Inc.) is the innovative leader in the engineering and precision manufacturing of custom reed switch and sensor technology. The industry experts in solving problems for customers in challenging design applications, they also precision manufacture those solutions to ensure consistent, unmatched quality.
Since 1968 HSI Sensing, an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 registered company, has been the premier choice for custom and standard reed switches, proximity sensors, and other sensing technologies for an array of industries including fluid control devices, reed relays, implantable medical devices, aerospace, heavy equipment, communications, transportation, and more. Their products are used in a variety of applications including commercial and military jet engines, security systems, commercial lawn mowers, external defibrillators, implantable medical devices, space station equipment, animal tracking, and more.
HSI Sensing is a privately-held company wholly owned by the employees. For more information about HSI Sensing, please call 405.224.4046 or visit www.hsisensing.com.