Release time : 2015-06-15 08:05:00
The Mechanical Parts for Aircraft (MPA) Division at the Lop Buri Plant (Lop Buri Province, Thailand) of NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd., Thai subsidiary of Minebea Co., Ltd. ("Minebea") obtained Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) certification for "chemical treatment process" for the manufacture of bearings for aircrafts on May 29.
The Company's MPA Division obtained Nadcap certification in 2007 for "non-destructive inspection" and "heat treatment process" for manufacturing bearings for aircrafts. Obtaining certification for the "chemical treatment process" necessary for stainless bearings for aircrafts will enable Thailand to join the UK, United States and Japan in integrated manufacturing stainless bearings for aircrafts.
With its three centers in Europe, United States and Asia, Minebea Group is the only manufacturer capable of manufacturing bearings for aircrafts that satisfy the quality demands of the aerospace market. Minebea will continue to obtain certifications for aircraft manufacturing processes in all of our locations, to establish reliable quality control systems, and to further strengthen our supply system.
[Bearings for Aircrafts Manufacturing Locations]
NMB-Minebea UK Ltd., Lincoln Plant (Lincolnshire)
New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc., Peterborough Plant and Laconia Plant (New Hampshire)
Karuizawa Plant (Miyota-machi, Nagano)
NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd., Lop Buri Plant (Lop Buri Province)
[About the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap)]
Nadcap is a quality assurance, special process auditing and certification system developed in 1990 by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), a certifying organization operated by and for major aircraft and aircraft-engine manufacturers. At present, it is the world's only unified certification program in the aerospace field, and its certification is necessary in order to manufacture aerospace products requiring special processes.