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,  and compliance activities. These activities together with the global continuous improvement initiative, complement each other with the aim of ensuring integrity throughout the product life cycle, and regulatory / legislative compliance throughout our business.


Management System Registrations

Over recent years G&H has strengthened its business systems across all its locations, with the last location becoming ISO9001 registered in 2013, and with all sites transitioning to ISO9001:2015 before September 2018.

In support of our diversification into the Aerospace & Defense markets, registration to AS9100 has and continues to be a focus for those locations involved in that market with the plan for those sites to complete transitioning to AS9100D during 2018.

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 OHSAS 18001 – 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 registration plans by location are summarized below:-

G&H LocationISO9001 QMS Date (Transition Date)AS9100
Date (Transition Date)ISO17025 CalibrationOHSAS 18001 H&SDateISO14001 Environ
Torquay – UKA (2015)1991T2018NAB2017T2018
Ilminster- UKA1994  (2018)A(*) (Rev C)2012  (2018)NAB2017T2018
Glenrothes- UKA(**)(2015)2006T2018NAB2017T2019
Kent Periscope – UKA(2015)2007NANATB2018T2019
Moorpark – USAA(**)2005  (2018)A(**) (Rev C)2005  (2018)NATB2018T2018
Palo Alto – USAA (2015)2011NANATB2018A (2015)2012
Orlando – USAA (2015)2012NAA  ATB2018T2018
Boston – USAA2012  (2018)T2018NATB2018T2018
Cleveland – USAA2012  (2018)NANATB2018T2018
StingRay Optics –    USAA (2015) 2015 T 2019 NATB 2018T 2019


A (Revision of Standard)- Achieved (click to view document)
B – Best Practise
T – Target dates
TB – Best Practise Target dates
NA – Not Applicable
(*) – Manufacturing only (Design covered by ISO9001)
(**) – Manufacturing only