Quality in Production
The Teignbridge Propellers foundry has been built specifically for the production of propeller and sterngear castings. All the ingots used in the manufacturing process are certified and undergo rigorous quality inspection. The quality of our patterns, facilities, metals and systems produce extremely accurate castings, reducing the amount of time that is required to fettle castings. This saving is one of the major factors in enabling the company to remain competitive in international markets. Once cast, fettled and inspected, the castings are transferred to one of the company’s many CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines where it is machined by our highly trained technicians. Each propeller will be individually hand-finished by our skilled craftsmen. Throughout the manufacturing process all parts are inspected to maintain quality control. Propellers are inspected using highly accurate computerised pitchometers, designed and built by the company’s own engineers.
Without exception every propeller produced by Teignbridge Propellers has its own individual inspection form, which plots its progress through manufacturing to final inspection. The ingot used for the casting is monitored and recorded enabling complete traceability for future reference. The company’s engineers are continually researching, designing and manufacturing special purpose machines to further improve the methods by which propellers are produced and inspected.
In 2003 Teignbridge became one of the few propeller and sterngear manufacturers to achieve certification of their Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2000 accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) This was another significant milestone achieved by the company in establishing itself as a premier manufacturer and supplier serving the production boat building industry. It provides further evidence of the process driven culture within the organisation that produces consistent, high quality products for its customers. Teignbridge has now acheived another milestone by being accredited to the new standard ISO 9001:2008
The Teignbridge Quality Policy
Teignbridge Propellers is committed to improving its position as a full service sterngear system supplier to the marine industry by:
- Meeting customer expectations,
- Continually improving processes and products,
- Encouraging employee involvement in process improvements
The measure of success will be through the achievement of quality objectives that are continually reviewed for effectiveness.
Our high quality propellers and sterngear have received the following accreditations from the world’s leading independent bodies: