Gooch & Housego (UK) awarded SC21 Bronze Award

The Gooch & Housego SC21 accreditation program was sponsored by SELEX Galilieo and supported by other key UK aerospace and defense companies during the many training workshops and the implementation of the business, manufacturing and delivery improvement actions.

The Bronze program involves focusing on the on-time delivery and quality over the entire supply chain, but with specific targets of achieving a rolling 12 month on-time delivery of >90% and a rolling 12 month quality of >99%. Another aspect of the initiative has been in the implementation of lean manufacture and 6-Sigma principles across the Ilminster site. This has brought benefits in increased efficiencies, reduction of lead times and improved product flow.

Andy Back, Senior Vice President of Quality at Gooch & Housego, commented “This prestigious SC21 award underpins the company’s growth into the Aerospace & Defense sector. Progression through Silver to the Gold Award is now the goal in positioning Gooch & Housego as a market leader of precisions optics and assemblies to the Aerospace & Defence sector. Although the SC21 initiative is UK driven, G&H is in the process of extracting the essential elements and applying them to our US business interests”.

Gooch & Housego will be exhibiting at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing Conference, Baltimore Convention Center (23rd – 27th April, Booth 2123). Please email your inquiry to