Denroy Plastics Ltd has received their fourth consecutive gold performance award as part of the 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) Operational Excellence (OE) programme.

SC21 is a programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence sector by raising the performance of its supply chains. The SC21 OE programme is coordinated and governed by ADS, the UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. SC21 is endorsed by BEIS, AGP and the MoD and leading aerospace and defence companies and is a voluntary programme and becoming a participant is free of charge.

Denroy Plastics Limited is a subsidiary of the Denroy Group which was formed in 1972 by the Rainey family following the purchase of Ulster Plastics. Today the group remains a family-owned business and consists of Denroy Group Ltd, DPL, Denman International Ltd and Denman Inc. Operating from the Balloo Industrial Estate in Bangor, Denroy Plastics ltd is a design and contract manufacturing business specialising in the precision plastics injection moulding industry.

ADS Northern Ireland Director, Leslie Orr said:

“Congratulations to Denroy Plastics Ltd, your continuous commitment to the SC21 OE programme has made you the first Northern Ireland aerospace company to receive its fourth consecutive gold award. Your entire team should be congratulated for their continuous hard work and commitment, particularly over the last 18 months. Northern Ireland aerospace is a leading region in the United Kingdom for supply chain excellence and it is companies like Denroy Plastics Ltd that make outstanding contributions that are nationally recognised through programmes like SC21. We look forward to your participation in the SC21 Competitiveness and Growth programme.”

Denroy Plastics Ltd, Managing Director, John Irwin said:

“We are delighted to have been able to maintain our SC21 OE Gold for a fourth year. It has been a companywide team effort with SC21 now firmly integrated into the culture in Denroy and, indeed, we are looking forward to our participation in SC21 C&G to further develop our process excellence. Whilst the last 18 months have been challenging for us all, SC21 OE has been key to successfully navigating through and positioning us strongly for future opportunities in the aerospace and defence sectors. In addition, we have maintained our commitment to innovation, developing unique technologies aligned with UK strategy for carbon emission reductions. We are looking forward to a bright future in these great sectors.”

Denroy Plastics Ltd first engaged with SC21 in July 2011 and achieved Bronze level in 2012, Silver level in 2014, 2015, 2016 and Gold level in 2018, 2019, 2020 and now 2021, demonstrating continuous commitment to supply chain excellence.

In pursuit of the SC21 Gold OE award, Denroy Plastics Ltd improved quality, and delivery performance, reaching 100.00% as quality 12-month rolling data and more than 99.00% as delivery 12-month rolling score, reducing operational costs and working to increase the company’s profile.  Looking to the future, Denroy Plastics Ltd will continue to relentlessly reinforce its position as the provider of choice for injection moulded components and assembles to various industry and consumer sectors and further strengthen its reputation and business in its export markets and seek to receive a SC21 OE gold award for the fifth consecutive year.


About the SC21 OE Gold Award

To achieve the ambitious SC21 OE Gold Award, an organisation should achieve ambitious performance and service targets of more than or equal to 99.90% for Quality and 99.00% for Delivery (On Time In Full). The Quality & Delivery performance consists of 12 consecutive rolling performance data points representing the last 12 months. Each monthly rolling performance figure is the average performance for its preceding 12 months, therefore 23 months of data is required to demonstrate 12 months of rolling performance data. In addition to Q&D the company needs to demonstrate to reach certain Manufacturing, Business and Relationship targets.

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About ADS

1.     ADS is the UK trade organisation representing the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, with more than 1,100 member businesses.