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22 Aug 2016

Bodycote Ipswich earns MedAccred status

Bodycote, the world’s largest heat treating services provider, is pleased to announce that its facility in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA has earned MedAccred accreditation, underlining the high standards of quality achieved. 

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 stringent consensus audit criteria based on industry and specific OEM requirements that ensure compliance and quality. Adherence to these requirements leads to greater process discipline, operational efficiency and ongoing improvement which results in higher quality and performance.

Strategically located in New England, Bodycote’s plant in Ipswich is fast becoming a center of excellence for the region’s medical device and implants market, offering heat treatment services to process and strengthen medical implants, surgical and dental tools, and other medical devices. The plant’s close proximity to Bodycote’s hot isostatic pressing (HIP) plant in Andover, Massachusetts makes it an ideal source for a complete thermal processing solution.

Bodycote 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) in North America. For Bodycote, the benefits of MedAccred to the supplier are evident. The process provides for consistent and standardized critical process audits which result in fewer redundant onsite audits by multiple OEMs and first tier customers. The MedAccred certification reinforces customer confidence in Bodycote as a premier quality provider of heat treating.

 

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About Bodycote 

With more than 170 accredited facilities in 21 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services. Through heat treatment, metal joining, surface technology and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.bodycote.com

For more information, please contact: 
Eric Hutton – VP Operations, East region, North America 
Aerospace, Defence & Energy – Heat Treatment 
Email: eric.hutton@bodycote.com

About MedAccred 

MedAccred is an industry managed supply chain oversight program that reduces risk to patient safety, assures quality products and compliance with requirements as they apply to critical processes used in the production of medical devices. The program is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute.  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.medaccred.org or contact PRI at MedAccred@p-r-i.org.