STA, 20 April 2019 -Impol, Slovenia's largest maker of aluminium products, has obtained a certificate proving its compliance with the international quality standard for the aerospace industry. This will allow the company to make forays into new markets.
As part of the process, the Zagreb subsidiary of the certification body DQS checked Impol's compliance with all points of the EN 9100 standard, except product development, which is conducted in cooperation with the client.
Special attention was dedicated to the management of measuring equipment used for the products designated for the aircraft industry.
The Slovenska Bistrica-based company said the certificate created new opportunities for its foray into the demanding market of top-quality products, and upgraded the company's profile.
As a certificate holder the company is now recognised in the Oasis information system, where potential clients have access to all the information about Impol's certified production programme.
All aerospace industry manufacturers and their suppliers need to comply with the EN 9100 quality management standard, and testify compliance by means of a certificate issued by authorised certifier.
Some of Impol's products had been intended for the aerospace industry before, but the clients had not yet set such high demands.
With its newly incorporated company Impol FinAl, Impol Group said that it had sufficient potential and capacities to launch new high value added products in the aerospace industry market.
One of the biggest Slovenian exporters, Impol increased its exports by 16% last year to EUR 728m. It generated 94% of its sales revenue abroad.
Exports to EU markets amounted to EUR 614m, and exports to other European markets to EUR 50m, with the EUR 64m worth of products sold to other continents. Germany accounts for almost a third of the sales.
Impol expects sales abroad to increase by a further 9% to EUR 795m.