Protolabs, with global headquarters in Maple Plain, Minnesota, USA, and manufacturing facilities and offices in Europe, USA and Japan, has secured Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) supplier accreditation for the aerospace, security, space and defence sectors. The accreditation is valued by many of the largest purchasers in these industries, such as BAE Systems, NATS, Rolls Royce, Airbus and the MOD.
JOSCAR accreditation indicates that an organisation has successfully gone through an invitation-only process that demonstrates commitment, reliability, technical ability and capacity, as well as helping purchasers meet the growing and diverse nature of regulatory requirements when it comes to managing third party risk in the supply chain.
“We are delighted to have achieved JOSCAR accreditation, joining an elite group of global suppliers in the process,” stated Bjoern Klaas, vice president and Managing Director of Protolabs Europe. “It is testament to the quality and reliability of our output and our capacity to deliver prototypes and production parts in such a way that is valued by our customers in aerospace, security, space and defence industries.”
He continued, “We take great pride in achieving excellence in this way, whether being at the forefront of innovation or providing a trusted digital manufacturing service to the industrial supply chain. We are already a well-established service provider to the aerospace supply chain, but this accreditation, alongside our ISO 9001 quality award, will further cement our reputation in the wider security and defence industries.”
“In addition, we recently became one of the first manufacturers in the EMEA region to achieve DNV certification, bringing new levels of assurance relevant to maritime and offshore industries, as well as the broader defence sector and JOSCAR-associated industries,” Klaas concluded.