Here at Karas Plating, we pride ourselves on the quality of our metal finishing solutions. We provide reliable and effective electroplating services for all industry sectors across the UK, ensuring our clients receive the high standard of workmanship they deserve. With more than seven decades in the electroplating trade, we have earned ourselves a reputation for excellence that few others can hope to match.
Like any responsible company, we are required to meet certain industry standards in order to demonstrate the quality of our work. In this article, we’re going to discuss some of the key accreditations we have received, allowing you to make use of our services with confidence.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is an organisation based in Switzerland dedicated to developing internationally accepted standards of performance and behaviour across all industries. To achieve ISO certification, you must demonstrate that your company meets the minimum standards imposed by the organisation and have a management system framework in place that ensures you maintain those standards following certification.
Here at Karas Plating, we have attained several ISO certifications. These followed detailed assessments and procedural audits by Alcumus ISOQAR, the country’s leading provider of UKAS-accredited certificates. These are some of our key certifications:
Made in Britain is a nationwide organisation dedicated to promoting the high-quality products made by the British manufacturing industry. It has members from across all manufacturing sectors, including the electroplating industry. To obtain membership, companies need to demonstrate their commitment to excellence and continued improvement. Here at Karas Plating, we have been providing metal finishing services of the highest standard to companies throughout Britain for over 70 years, so we are proud to be a part of this initiative.
Within the plating industry, the SEA is our leading trade body, and we are proud to be a member of the association. The SEA liaises between its members and the government, providing an industry perspective on legislation and regulation that might affect the sector. They also do what they can to ensure that their members can compete successfully in the global plating market.
It’s not just industry bodies that we are members of; we are also registered with the Environment Agency, acting on behalf of the UK government. We work closely with them to ensure that any toxic by-products from our electroplating processes are disposed of in a safe and responsible manner to limit our impact on the environment. We have a permit for the disposal of hazardous waste that obliges us to keep within the Agency’s strict operational guidelines.
Electroplating and metal finishing are crucial to the aerospace industry, so we are pleased to be a member of the North West Aerospace Alliance. The NWAA is a professional trade association for businesses operating within the sector throughout the North West of England. Our membership demonstrates our commitment to providing industry-standard results to all our aerospace clients.
We are also part of the Achilles network – a worldwide community dedicated to greater responsibility, awareness, and accountability for companies along the entire length of their supply chain. It means that businesses can get a better idea of the sorts of buyers and suppliers they deal with and whether their environmental and ethical standards meet their own.