Walker Precision Engineering are used to setting their sights high, given that many of their products make their way into satellites orbiting Earth.  However, the Glasgow-headquartered company are delighted to have achieved Nadcap Gold status after their recent audit, joining a select few organisations to be awarded this highest accreditation level.

Nadcap is a global program designed to set standards for aerospace engineering, defence, and other related industries. Nadcap audits are a rigorous technical assessment of compliance to customer requirements and industry standards, conducted by industry experts.

Walker have held Nadcap accreditation for a decade and achieved enhanced Merit status for the past few of years. “Companies such as Walker go even further by achieving Gold Merit status and they should be proud of it” commented David Schutt, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Performance Review Institute who administer the Nadcap program.

The company has become the partner of choice when it comes to high-precision machining, specialist surface treatment and assembly capabilities, recently becoming an approved supplier to a new US-based aerospace customer. “The investment that Walker has made in equipment, technology and training has helped result in this Nadcap Gold status, as it cannot be achieved without the highest level of knowledge and experience” stated Allan Gowans, Group Operations Director.  “We are growing across the defence, aerospace & space sectors and this Gold accreditation helps differentiate us from other suppliers globally”, continued Mr Gowans, “demonstrating that Walker are the right partner for our current and future customers”.

About Walker Group

Walker Group companies provide advanced high-precision manufacturing services from centres of excellence located in Scotland, England and Poland. The advanced precision engineering business provides high quality, high precision components to the defence, aerospace and space markets.  It operates from a head office in Glasgow and has facilities in Basildon and Tychy. It has extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities including highly sophisticated multi-axis machining, wet processing (i.e. NADCAP accredited electroplating and painting) and comprehensive Mechanical-Electro-Optical assembly/testing facilities, within clean room environments. It also carries out bespoke design & build projects. Established in 1979, Walker is privately owned and currently employs around 300 staff across its three sites.