At Stroud Metal, our commitment to quality isn’t just about ensuring a consistently high standard in our products. To our way of thinking, customers should expect nothing less.
We believe quality should be found in each aspect of our business. It’s why we aim for the highest levels of precision, reliability and rigour in everything we do. It’s what sets us apart – starting with APQP before design sign-off, through to final PPAP submission and approval.
Stroud Metal have now transitioned from ISO TS16949 to IATF 16949. There are strong benefits and implications of this new specification and standard, not only to the Automotive sector but also for all other customers and organisations who wish to focus upon risk mitigation to ensure their supply chain is both secure and robust.
The older ISO specification concentrated upon dimensional and procedural adherence, whereas the newer IATF 16949 specification to which Stroud Metal are now certified, is to ensure that risks are also mitigated. This focus upon “risk” includes everything in the older ISO specification, though now also includes by extension, other aspects including not necessarily restricted to:
site condition and
most importantly, site potential for growth
Stroud Metal’s new £6M facility at Stonehouse addresses and surpasses these requirements and has been conceived and constructed with these needs in mind. In addition, Stroud Metal’s ability to combine both stamped metal components and injection moulded plastic components within the same assembly further reduces both cost and risk all existing and prospective customers alike. The new world class facility will ensure that the Stroud group of companies are “the” U.K. based front runner and go-to choice for the large 1st and 2nd Tier Automotive suppliers and wider blue chip manufacturing organisations for the supply of metal and plastic components as well as assemblies enabling these organisations to both reduce risk and cost across within their supply chain.
Stroud Metal maintains an integrated Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health (QUENSH) management system – our foundation for rigorous testing and a continual improvement process. QUENSH is based upon the certification requirements of ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007, all of which we hold. In addition, we are fully compliant with S.P.C. and F.M.E.A guidelines, to ensure consistent quality and adherence to customer specifications.
Stroud Metal Company is fully compliant with all applicable legislation, regulations and other requirements relevant to the business, including statutory guidance and best available techniques and practice. Regular compliance audits and reviews ensure strict monitoring, measurement and achievement.
We are committed to protecting the environment and benefiting our community whenever possible. We strive to:-
- reduce waste, re-use and re-cycle wherever practicable
- evaluate environmental aspects and impacts when considering new plants, equipment or processes
- prevent pollution
- manage the safe and effective disposal of waste materials and hazardous waste through approved agencies
- encourage staff engagement by training on environmental issues
Health and Safety
Within the Stroud Group of companies, we believe it’s critical to provide a safe environment for our employees, as well as for the community we work in. To that end, we take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent personal injury and damage to property, and to protect everyone, including the public, from foreseeable hazards. Our goals are:-
- Provide a plant and systems of work that are safe and without risk to health.
- Provide safe handling and transport of articles and equipment.
- Provide comprehensive training and supervision to every employee on our health, safety and welfare standards.
- Strive to maintain a safe and risk-free workplace, with adequate welfare facilities.
- Ensure all employees and contractors contribute towards achieving our health and safety policy goals.