Beck Prosper Limited (BPL) has received the ISO 17025 standard from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the testing laboratory based at its West Midlands facility.
The accreditation recognises BPL’s technical competence in the testing and inspection in all aspects of products relating to the manufacture of fasteners and allied products for the oil, gas and petro chemical industries.
Local MP for Dudley South, Mike Wood, took time out of his busy schedule to visit Beck Prosper’s facility in Kingswinford to see how their owners, Beck Industries in France, are committed to investing in its UK facility.
Mr Wood said: "Having visited Beck Prosper recently, I am impressed at their Kingswinford site and the decision by the company to put significant investment into securing local jobs for the Dudley South economy.
"This is how we will continue to do well because of the enthusiasm, investment and commitment by firms such as Beck who are prepared to continue their investment into their business and workforce."
As a globally recognised standard, ISO 17025 sets a definitive and verifiable level of best practice in all disciplines so that end-users can be confident that a provider of high-integrity bolting has undertaken the correct steps when testing their products.
To become accredited, a laboratory must demonstrate that it operates a clear set of management procedures and that it is technically competent to carry out such testing services.
As a UKAS accredited facility, BPL’s laboratory has satisfied these requirements, enabling it to test and verify its own products, as well as those of third parties.
The accreditation underlines BPL’s proven experience and expertise in the manufacture and testing of high-integrity fasteners at its plant in the West Midlands. The new accreditation will help BPL to grow its presence further in a range of industrial applications, especially those where quality, integrity, traceability and testing of products are key and fundamental factors in supply.