01 July 2012
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Independent testing laboratory opens in Gloucester

Anixter Fasteners tells us that its independent testing laboratory A-LAB in Gloucester is now fully commissioned and up and running.

Independently audited by UKAS and accredited to UKAS/ISO17025, the facility offers a comprehensive range of fastener testing and failure investigation capabilities.

Commenting on the new laboratory, which cost over £450,000 to commission and establish, vice president of technical services, Richard Hawker said: "One of Anixter's core values is quality and our culture is focused to deliver a zero defects standard, whilst supplying over 14 billion components annually, worldwide. As part of this commitment we have invested heavily in our technical capability. Our UKAS accredited laboratory not only tests products that we supply, but also provides an independent investigation and product verification service."

Metallurgist, Lee Pugh described the available services: "We offer over 25 different tests to scrutinise the integrity of a huge array of components. We work to the most exacting standards of a broad range of industries, covering the specifications of BS, ISO, ASTM and Ford."

Anixter has 15 fully equipped regional quality laboratories globally, with ten technical centres across North America, three in Europe and one in China. Collectively these facilities conduct thousands of tests each year, critically inspecting and challenging the 12,000 standard product lines that the company carries and quality controlling the outputs of its approved suppliers in line with its ISIR, PPAP and FPA procedures.

Paul Gay

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