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18 Apr 2016

Bodycote Earns MedAccred Accreditation

Bodycote DerbyBodycote, the world’s largest heat treating services provider, is pleased to announce that its Derby, UK location is the first facility in Europe to earn the MedAccred accreditation underlining the high standards of quality achieved. The official approval was awarded on 7th of 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 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 the East Midlands, Bodycote Derby, which offers heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, is fast becoming a centre of excellence serving the medical device and implants markets for the UK, Ireland and Europe. 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) and Ion Implantation services in Europe. For Bodycote, the benefits of MedAccred to the supplier are evident. The process provides 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.  

Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Performance Review Institute, the organisation which administers the MedAccred program on behalf of the medical device industry, sent his congratulations to the team at the Bodycote Derby facility: “We are delighted that Bodycote has the honour of becoming the first company to receive an accreditation from MedAccred in Europe. To be the first in anything demonstrates a high level of foresight and commitment to a long term strategy. The MedAccred audit is challenging and in achieving accredited status, Bodycote’s Derby facility has proven it has the capability to meet and exceed the requirements of its medical customers. The entire team should be proud of their success.”

Further info

With more than 180 accredited facilities in 24 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:
Simon Blantern, Vice President of Sales, Europe – ADE Heat Treatment
Email: simon.blantern@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.