Quality Assurance


Quality Philosophy

Gooch & Housego’s business interests span a wide range of ever increasing markets with products that are constantly evolving in terms of complexity and performance. Our commitment to quality and continual improvement is key in ensuring we are able to position ourselves as a market leader within these markets.

The Quality function is structured as a global organization that incorporates; site based quality management, compliance activities, process and tools and continuous improvement. These activities complement each other with the aim of ensuring; integrity throughout the product life cycle, regulatory / legislative compliance throughout our business along with continuous improvement processes and tools being deployed in a consistent manner in support of becoming a LEAN Enterprise.


Management System Certifications

Over recent years G&H has strengthened its business systems across all its locations, with the last location becoming ISO9001 certified in 2013.

In support of our diversification into the Aerospace & Defense markets, certified to AS9100 has and continues to be a focus for those locations involved in that market.

We remain committed to widening its realms of compliance activities. Ensuring that our world leading capabilities are underpinned and working practices are standardized in support of future integration.

We have embarked upon an extensive program of work with regards to attaining both the ISO18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management and ISO14001 – Environmental Management System across all its locations.

In addition, we have achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 – Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories for optical radiation, in our Orlando location.

The current and future certification plans by location are summarized below:-

G&H LocationISO9001 QMS DateAS9100C
DateISO17025 CalibrationISO18001 H&SDateISO14001 Environ
Torquay – UK1991T2016NATB2017T2018
Ilminster- UK1994√(*)2012NATB2017T2018
Glenrothes- UK√(**)2006T2017NATB2017T2018
Kent Periscope – UK2007NANATB2018T2019
Moorpark – USA√(**)2005√(**)2005NATB2017T2018
Palo Alto – USA2011NANATB20172012
Orlando – USA2012NA TB2017T2018
Boston – USA2012T2016NATB2017T2018
Cleveland – USA2012NANATB2017T2018
StingRay Optics –    USA 2015 T 2019 NATB 2018T 2019


√ – Complete (where blue, click to view document)
T – Target dates
TB – Best Practise Target dates
NA – Not Applicable
(*) – Manufacturing only (Design covered by ISO9001)
(**) – Manufacturing only