Aegis has an established and mature 'Quality Management System' (QMS), that is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 which warrants that the service the company will deliver to its customers is always done so to agreed and specified requirements.
The QMS process, which has been fine-tuned over many years, protects each customer’s unique product design and performance characteristics. This ensures consistent quality is delivered for each and every production batch. The QMS process is embedded within each staff member, with each being aware of the importance of quality in their work. Working practices are constantly quality assessed and training is maintained to ensure the integrity of each and every output.
Aegis strives to provide honest advice, supported by a strong
technical foundation, to all its customers and is committed to the provision of service excellence, product quality and performance.
The ethos running through the core of Aegis is to be the best in every way.
Certification and Process Controls
Aegis and its’ key suppliers are certified to ISO9001:2008. Consistent with this standard Aegis is committed to continually improving the products, processes and procedures, working closely with suppliers to ensure a quality product and service.
Robust process controls are in place with suppliers at the point of manufacture of any materials ultimately used for ballistic or stab protection. For fabrics, this extends from the production of yarns, through the weaving and finishing processes to the finished fabrics.
The manufacturing processes utilise both advanced process line control systems and on line monitoring devices, together with work in progress quality control checks. Supplier reviews and audits are regularly performed to verify conformance to high standards and expectations._
Testing and Inspection
Aegis manages the testing and inspection of any historic, current and new armour developments within a rigorous quality regime which is fully supported by in-house procedures and test equipment.
Aegis has also forged strong external strategic partnerships with key
suppliers of materials and services ensuring that only quality materials arrive at Aegis for incorporation into life protecting products.
Aegis designs, manufactures, quality assures and supplies protective apparel and other complementary products. These products are designed to meet the rigorous demands of internationally recognised protective equipment standards, such as UK HOSDB (CAST), American National Institute of Justice (NIJ), German, Swiss and many others.
The quality assurance process is assisted by a well equipped on-site physical testing laboratory which includes a ballistic test range and stab testing apparatus both approved for UK Home Office testing and capable of proving products to many other international standards.
Every armour panel constructed is supported by a detailed technical file and is subject to 100% inspection against these specifications at key stages throughout the manufacturing process. At final inspection each armour panel will be issued with a unique identification number providing through life traceability.
Aegis maintains an advanced product traceability system based on unique numbers that track product and component materials at all levels.
Every product is capable of being traced (including its constituent parts) from original supplier through production to user level. This allows customers to rest assured that in the event of any queries being raised, a rapid and targeted response can be delivered.