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Quality from SBR with AS9100D and ISO9001:2015

SBR are committed to quality and as such are approved to the aerospace standard AS9100D. The company is also ISO9001:2015 certified; a recognition of international quality.

Quality assurance is present throughout our specification and manufacturing process.  We have the capability to deliver a vast range of rubber components with a fast and responsive service.  The aim is to continually meet and exceed customer expectations with exceptional silicone and rubber product quality.

Our parts can be found on nearly all commercial aircraft operating today

Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo airliners and military transport aircraft are among our list of customer approvalsWe are approved to supply a large number of global and British companies including all the major players requiring precision rubber manufacturing.  SBR are approved to work with these organisations which includes ongoing compliance with their individual requirements.  This allows Southbourne Rubber to contribute to the supply chain that serves them directly.

In addition to AS9100D and ISO9001:2015, SBR are approved by the WCS World Certification Service who are ANAB Accredited.  The company is compliant to AS13003 and AS13004, PFMEA and MSA



What is AS9100D certification and why is it important for SBR?

AS9100D is a company level certification.  It is based on a standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) entitled Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Organisations

A revision of AS9100C, this is vital for organisations like SBR as a manufacturer and supplier to the aerospace industry.  New requirements have given greater emphasis to risk prevention and counterfeit parts.  It provides a structure enabling business to adapt to change, plan for obsolescence and addresses product safety concerns.

In order for SBR to maintain the achievement of the certification, the company will undergo an annual or regular (scheduled) audit.  This is completed by a third party certifying body.  The company's compliance with this standard is evaluated by the certifying body.  


SBR achieves AS9100D Certification

The standard combines the ISO9001 requirements and supplements with additional quality system requirements established by the aerospace industry.  It is required in order to satisfy DoD, NASA and FAA quality requirements.

In summary, the aim of the standard is to establish a single quality management system for use within the aerospace industry.  SBR were delighted to have completed their certification in 2018.

In addition, SBR are RoHS compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH compliant (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)

SBR Quality Approvals:

  • AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 - Click here to download certificate
  • Approved by the WCS World Certification Service who are ANAB Accredited
  • Compliant to AS13003 and AS13004, PFMEA and MSA

SBR Quality Registrations

  • Member of ADS Group Ltd
  • Member of UK Gasket & Sealing Association
  • Citation

SBR offer the complete manufacturing solution for rubber and
silicone parts.  From design through to manufacturing, quality
assurance is ensured throughout.


Our aerospace solutions provide cost effective, high quality OEM parts delivered on time and with certification

Our products meet British and international standards and NATO requirements. As a result, we are a trusted partner and supplier to British aerospace.

We supply rubber and silicone parts for one-off projects and prototypes.  SBR are able to fulfil large orders quickly and efficiently to the highest of British standards.  We deliver enterprise and expertise without compromising on quality.  We offer components in a range of elastomeric materials specifically for aerospace applications.  These allow the sealing of practically all liquid and gaseous media, while standing up to the most rigorous processes.

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