Composite Materials | Industrial Laminates | Machined Components | Composite Tubes

Attwater Group, incorporating Attwater & Sons Ltd and Custom Composites Ltd Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Substandard Items (CFSI) Statement

Products covered

All laminated sheet and tube manufactured by Attwater Group, and all parts and components machined from those materials.

Introduction

There is a significant risk to product quality from Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Substandard Items (CFSI). To help mitigate this risk, many customers are now requiring suppliers of materials and components to implement processes that aim to prevent, detect and dispose of CFSI.

Risk Mitigation

Attwater Group employs a number of processes during manufacture of materials and components that help prevent, detect and dispose of CFSI. Authorised persons carry out these actions as required.

The chart below details the mitigation of risk from each step of the process:

Purchasing
  • Suppliers evaluated and approved in-line with a documented process
  • Raw materials are purchased to agreed specifications
Goods Inwards
  • Incoming product accompanied by certification, which is checked against original Purchase Order
  • Incoming product inspected for suspect items and validated against purchasing specification in-line with a documented process
  • Any non-conformance is raised with the supplier and material rejected if necessary
Storage/Stock holding Product used for manufacture is stored in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, or, where such recommendations do not exist, in accordance with identified best practice.
Manufacture
  • All products are manufactured on-site using materials from approved suppliers, to approved processes and under closely-monitored conditions
  • Product is inspected and any non-conformance is reviewed and material/components rejected if necessary. Examples of points for inspection from International Standards are appearance, inclusions/foreign objects and defects
Testing
  • Product is tested to meet the requirements of international standards
  • Product identified as non-conforming is isolated, quarantined and disposed of accordingly
Goods Outwards All documentation is checked and approved prior to despatch, and product is certified in line with our ISO9001/AS9100 accreditation

Declaration

Attwater Group hereby declares that through the combination of a number of processes, some examples of which are shown in the above table, they mitigate any risk from CFSI to its customers.

M D’Arcy