Qualitetch…………Your Total Metal Component Manufacturing Solution

 

A flexible manufacturer of precision etched components delivered on short lead-times to customers worldwide.

Qualitetch are a professional, friendly team who exist to service the metal component requirements of our diverse and ever expanding customer base, both in the UK and worldwide. We are globally renowned for our proactive responsiveness to our customers needs and the quality of the bespoke customer specific metal components we supply – this is made possible by our continued commitment to world class customer service and the implementation of lean manufacturing principles, whilst using the latest equipment and machinery available within the industry.

Our passion for customer care and our willingness to communicate have won us many customers over the years, who return to us again and again for a solution to their metal component requirements. We have served industries within the Aerospace, Automotive, Creative Arts, Defence Projects, Electronics Devices,  Broadcast Equipment, Instrumentation Technology, Scientific, Medical Devices, Telecommunications & Renewable Energies markets for over quarter of a century and are a safe pair of hands for all your metal component manufacturing needs.

Contact us today to see how Qualitetch can help you manufacture your ideas in metal.


Our helpful and proactive staff have provided many customers with simple solutions to complex manufacturing problems and this has earned us an enviable reputation within the chemical etching industry. Referrals by existing customers have played no small part in maintaining Qualitetch on a path of steady growth. We believe that delivering quality is important right from first contact through to delivery and after sales service, that’s why you’ll find us a pleasure to deal with. Our can do attitude has earned us an enviable reputation with customers across the UK and worldwide. Our leadtime starts from same day and all standard shipments are next working day delivery.

 

We believe that delivering quality is important right from first contact through to delivery and after sales service, that’s why you’ll find us a pleasure to deal with. If you have any requirement for bespoke metal components, from 1 to 1,000,000 Qualitetch can help you!

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25 Years of Excellence

For over two decades, Qualitetch have excelled in the creation of customer specific manufacturing solutions. This has been achieved through effective development and utilisation of our expanding range of manufacturing and technical capabilities.

1990
Set up and establishment of the Qualitetch Components Ltd business
1991
Further establishment and growth
1992
Premises purchased outright
1993
Turnover reaches £0.5M
1994
First exhibition trade show and first ISO 9001 accreditation attained and the sudden death of Managing Director Bob Rathbone
1995
Company restructured with new Managing Director - Barry Dupee and Sales Manager Alexander Craig
1996
Expansion of component forming capacity and new network computer system installed
1997
Qualiform set up as a post operations cell with tool making capabilities
1998
Wire erosion facility incorporated within the tool room and pro engineer software installed. We also achieved the investors in people standard
1999
Qualitetch took the team to Disneyworld Florida for Christmas as the turnover target was reached. Also Solidworks software installed
2000
Factory extended to house the environmental control plant & volume etch line facility
2001
New automated stripping line installed and open plan offices built for sales, finance, quality and engineering departments
2002
Design for manufacture service launched and won an award from the Evening Telegraph for training
2003
Redthorn MRP system introduced to give real time reporting to production
2004
Qualitetch joined PCMI. Purchase of high precision spot welder. Introduction of lead free solder policy. Manufactured and commissioned the first universal form tool.
2005
Became ROHS compliant. Purchase of new multi chamber Chemcut etching machine to increase manufacturing capacity. Form in place gasket capability service introduced
2006
Lean manufacturing plans introduced for production. 5s program introduced. Alexander Craig becomes Managing Director
2007
Re-shuffle and strengthening of the strategic management team. Two new Chemcut etching lines installed. Introduction of kan ban feed to line service. New precision toggle presses introduced
Following installation of our new effluent water treatment plant, we achieved a 2/3's saving on ppm emmissions.
two key staff members completed post apprentiship training and achieved HNC's in mechanical engineering
2008
Two new apprentices taken on. Restructuring of the quality management system to consolidate all achieved ISO standards 9001 & 14001
Alexander Craig completes management buy out of Qualitetch. New lamination equipment installed
2009
Sales & finance move into newly refurbished offices. New interactive website launched www.qualitetch.co.uk
2010
Refurbishment completed within our tool-room and forming cells. New maintenance technician employed to cope with rising demand.
New ISO 9001:2008 standard achieved. New apprentice taken on. A further production engineer employed to help with major demand rises through 2010
2011
New operations manager joins the team. New branding framework completed and new Qualitetch logo branding launched
New metal cleaning line installed. further sales engineer employed. New buyer joins the team
5 year strategy completed with MAS. upgrading of effluent water treatment plant to cope with greater capacity.
New etching line installed to cope with demand capacity. Refurbishment of dispatch area completed to improve our lean manufacturing process flow route
2012
New printing and laminating area built complete using lean principles. New developing production line installed to double our capacity through manufacturing process.
2013
FREE photo tooling introduced to invest in our customers growth. Southern Manufacturing exhibition attended in Farnborough.
2014
Upgrades completed for improvement to the facility infrastructure including metal stores, etch-room and general work flow routes
£300k investment started to re-equip the plant. New Quality staff employed to cope with growth.
2015
New Etching line installed to cope with increased manufacturing needs. New fully automated cleaning line installed to ensure consistency through the photo etching process
New automated optical inspection equipment installed to include a bed profile size of 500mm x 400mm
2016
June 2016 Qualitetch achieves AS9100C aerospace standard

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