Trivandrum: Steel Industries & Forgings Ltd. (SIFL), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala has received the AS 9100C certification from DQS-UL group, one of the leading certification bodies for management systems worldwide. AS9100C is a quality management standard for the aviation, space, and defence industries.
Amit A Tiwari, Senior Vice President of UL-DQS India handed over the AS 9100C certificate to the Industries Minister Shri P K Kunhalikutty in the presence of S Syamala, Managing Director, SIFL and M A Razak Master, Chairman, SIFL at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram today.
Earlier, interacting with the media, Syamala said, “The Thrissur, Athani based Steel Industries & Forgings Ltd. is only the second PSU in India, after Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) to get the AS 9100C certification. Moreover, SIFL is the only steel and alloy forging unit in public sector. This certification is a major recognition for us as it will improve our image in the global market. This will go a long way in getting us more lucrative orders”.
“As an AS 9100 certified company, SIFL will get lot of tangible benefits in terms of cost saving, waste controlling and higher quality level through improves efficiency and productivity. As this certification can be used throughout the entire aerospace supply chain, it demonstratives the existence of an effective quality control and management system”, she added.
Established in 1983, SIFL is engaged in the manufacturing of highly complicated and precision forgings as well as machining products. SIFL is a ISO 9001-2008 certified company serving in customised special products for critical service application among sectors of Aviation, Space, Defence, Refineries and Heavy Industries. ISRO, HAL, Brahmos, DRDO, DMDE, BARC and BHEL are some of SIFL’s clients.
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