OXFORDSHIRE, UK — Hardide Coatings has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for Coatings. The status recognizes Hardide Coatings for its superior performance and commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality. Hardide Coatings develops, manufactures and applies advanced technology tungsten/tungsten carbide metal matrix coatings to engineering components across a range of industries, including aerospace.

Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide Coatings, commented, “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded Nadcap Merit status within two years of being Nadcap accredited. This is testament to the skill and dedication of our staff to delivering a top-quality product and service.”

Hardide Coatings has held Nadcap accreditation since 2017. Having demonstrated its ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications, the Nadcap Task Group has determined that Hardide Coatings has earned special recognition. This means that, instead of having its next Nadcap audit in 12 months, Hardide Coatings has been granted an accreditation that lasts until January 31, 2021.

“Nadcap accreditation is universally acknowledged as a significant undertaking. Validating compliance to industry standards, best practices and customer requirements, Nadcap has long been incorporated by the aerospace industry into their risk mitigation activity. Some companies, such as Hardide Coatings, go even further when achieving Nadcap accreditation to obtain Merit status and they should be proud of it,” said Michael J. Hayward, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. “A less frequent audit schedule means a reduction in audit costs and associated pressures. It also demonstrates the trust that the aerospace industry has in Hardide Coatings, based on their past performance in Nadcap audits. It is with great pride that PRI supports continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Hardide Coatings be successful, and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”

Created in 1990 by SAE International, Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI). PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at www.p-r-i.org.