Chemetall receives the Airbus SQIP Award for the 2022 performance

The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, has again received the highest recognition of Airbus’ Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program, known as SQIP Award for its outstanding high level of deliveries performance and quality.

After there was no SQIP program for 2020 and 2021, this year’s award took place at the Airbus headquarter in Toulouse, France and honored the best suppliers for their performance in 2022. Airbus especially recognized the efforts from Chemetall during and after the crisis in the last two years. The award is given for improved delivery reliability and sustainable quality. With the SQIP program, Airbus pursues the goal of leading its strategically important suppliers to top performance in terms of product quality and delivery reliability.

Chemetall is a long-standing and certified player of the aerospace industry and supplies Airbus with Naftoseal® aircraft sealing compounds and Ardrox® corrosion protection products, among others, which meet the stringent requirements of the international aerospace industry. Chemetall is the only company in the history of SQIP to receive the “Accredited Supplier” status seven times in a row.

The award was received by Jean-Marc Kopp, Global Segment Manager Aerospace, and Ronald Hendriks, Quality Manager and SQIP Coordinator, at a ceremony in Toulouse. "We are very proud to have met the stringent requirements of the Airbus SQIP program," says Jean-Marc Kopp. "We will continue to make every effort to ensure sustained excellence in delivery performance and quality for our customers and to work closely with Airbus to further improve our performance in the future.”

Ronald Hendriks adds: “We are very pleased to have again received the prestigious Airbus SQIP accreditation, which is the highest recognition to suppliers for their quality performance.”

Airbus reviews the performance of its suppliers

The aim of the Airbus SQIP Program is to advance major strategic Airbus suppliers toward the goal of industrial excellence with regard to product quality and delivery reliability. This goal is particularly important as production rates increase. Every year, the performance of each supplier is reviewed and either confirmed or – in case of non-conformity with the quality standards – downgraded, or even rejected.

Chemetall has a long-term partnership with Airbus

Over more than 25 years, Chemetall and Airbus have established a long-lasting and successful business relationship. From production sites in Langelsheim, Germany and Soissons, France, Chemetall supplies several Airbus sites and subcontractors around the world with Naftoseal® aircraft sealants, Ardrox® corrosion protection products, Ardrox® cleaners and pre-treatment technologies.