Bodycote, the world’s largest heat treating services provider, reports that its Derby, UK location is the first facility in Europe to earn MedAccred accreditation. The official approval was awarded  on 7 April 2016.

MedAccred, administered by Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an industry managed approach to ensuring critical manufacturing process quality throughout the medical device supply chain. It establishes consensus audit criteria based on industry and specific OEM requirements that can ensure compliance and quality. Adherence to these requirements leads to greater process discipline and operational efficiency.  

Bodycote says that it continues to invest in new capacity and technology to support opportunities within the growing medical industry for classic heat treatment and HIP along with its specialty stainless steel processes (S3P) and ion implantation services in Europe. For Bodycote, the process allows for consistent and standardised critical process audits which result in fewer redundant onsite audits by multiple OEMs and first tier customers. ‘The MedAccred certification should reinforce customer confidence in Bodycote as a premier quality provider of heat treating,’ Bodycote said in a press release.

 ‘We are delighted that Bodycote has the honour of becoming the first company to receive an accreditation from MedAccred in Europe,’ said Joe Pinto, Executive vice president and chief operating officer of the PRI.

This story uses material from Bodycote, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.