When working and supplying within the Defence Industry, certain
procedures need to be taken into account. Standards need to be met to guarantee customer
satisfaction, reliability and efficiency of a company’s products or services.
There are different types of processes that you as a company can go
through to create peace of mind for your clients. By having your product
line and/or services Accredited to certain standards. Another option is
to have your products or processes Certificated. Or go that extra mile
and cover the company as a whole; all important factors to take into
account when deciding how to position yourself.
Making sure your company is working to the right ISO standards is
paramount and needs to be understood and administered properly. But what
is the difference? Should your company be accredited or certificated?
Why is it so important? We hope that this short guide will answer the
Accreditation or Certification?
A good start would be to understand the difference between the two. We
can all agree these processes are similar but are they both important to
It all comes down to who confirms the recognition. Accreditation
and Certification are both voluntary processes that provide assurance on particular products,
services, processes etc…
Generally speaking, Accreditation is thought of as a higher-level of recognition because the independent (approved) bodies are what are accepted as standard. But
both are internationally recognised and have a part to play.
They can come hand in hand as Accreditation is granted for particular
actions and can prove a business’s worth. While Certification is granted with written assurance
to maintain quality and reassurance of the company as a whole or individual products/services.
The Importance of Accreditation & Certification
The importance of your company being Accredited and Certificated is key to building your
brand in a positive way and creating customer loyalty; which in-turn helps with retention and
positive word of mouth.
There are many other
benefits of a company complying with standards; including your
products and efforts being internationally recognised. This helps to
increase productivity within the company but also gives your customers the guarantee that they
are working with an audited company.
Renowned standards include ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 22301
(Business Continuity), ISO 14401 (Environmental), and most popular and also the
standards that CP Cases adhere to - ISO 9001 (Quality Management).
Conforming to Military Standards and IP Ratings
In an industry where everything needs to work at critical times without delay, it is important to be able to evaluate performance-based standards before committing to
purchase. You need a brand that you can trust that achieve and maintain specific standards every time.
Product engineering and manufacturing need to withstand rigorous testing
of Transit Drop, Blowing Rain and Sand, Fungus, Hot and Cold, Sunlight, and Ingress
Protection (IP). This helps to guarantee the equipment will perform how it is meant to when
used in the field.
Many of our products are accredited to MIL-STD-810 and rated IP making them essential equipment for Defence and military applications. This includes a lot of
our flagship products including
Amazon Racks and
We hope this guide has given you more of an understanding of what
standards/ procedures need to be accounted for when working in the Defence sector. Why not
take a look at our accredited products range or contact our team for more information -
+44 (0) 208 568 1881