About Smiths Advanced

We are a leading stockholder and global supplier of metals and plastics into Aerospace & Space, Chemical, Defence, Medical, MRO, Naval, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Power industries.

We make high quality materials available in a fast, cost-effective and convenient package and provide a consistent supply path for all our customers.

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Quality Approvals & Accreditations

We are different

Smiths Advanced Metals holds numerous industry and product-specific approvals and accreditations.

Our Quality Management System (QMS) is not a concept that is an afterthought and has been added retrospectively. It forms the basis and foundation upon which our business operates.

When we commenced building our industry-leading bespoke IT platform, our quality management system was the starting point, and we built our business processes around it. Today, we have a completely embedded QMS that is robust, transparent and meets the increased demands placed by our customers from high technology markets.

Quality Approvals

Our approvals can be both industry and company-specific. We have over 50 accreditations with Smiths Advanced Metals alone with companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Eaton Aerospace, GE Aviation, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Moog, Rolls Royce, UTC Aerospace, plus many more.

To view a list of our approvals, please click here.

Quality Certifications

We hold BS EN 9120, BS EN 9100, BS EN ISO 17025 (Testing) and BS EN ISO 9001 accreditations and our quality management systems fully comply with all their requirements. Moreover, in a number of areas, we go beyond these requirements to ensure the quality certification levels called for in BS EN 10204 are fully maintained and upheld.

To view our certifications, click here.


Our quality management system has traceability at its heart. Every piece of material entering our warehouses is given a unique reference number (MAN - Material Arrival Note), which stays as a record and a barcode label whilst that material is under our care, so we have full visibility of your material's journey.

Quality & Approvals Summary

    With more than 50 industry and company-specific approvals in place, we are well placed to serve customers at the highest possible level.

    Our quality management system touches everything we do and forms the basis of our industry-leading business systems.

    It may not seem significant, but our systems scan in material test certs, which are easy to extract and read, a feature not always available in the stockholding sector.

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