Thermacore Receives Supply Chain Award

ASHINGTON, England, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Thermacore Europe Ltd, ( a leading provider of advanced two-phase, solid conduction and liquid-cooled thermal solutions, announced today that it has received the SC21 bronze award.

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SC21 is a change program designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defense industry by raising the performance of its supply chains. It applies and monitors continuous improvement against a wide spectrum of business activities, which is documented in a continuous sustainable improvement plan (CSIP).

"Thermacore Europe strives to achieve continuous supply chain improvement," says James Yates, Managing Director. "Having such closely aligned values and aspirations has enabled Thermacore, with the help of MAS-North East and Selex Galileo, win this award."

Over the past few years, Thermacore Europe has focused on a number of supply chain initiatives, including AS/EN9100 accreditation, customer satisfaction, operational efficiency improvements and achieving the SC21 bronze award.

Thermacore Europe's supply chain program has several key measurable achievements, including:

  • Company-wide focus on meeting customer delivery dates.
  • Right first time quality, which includes improving trend and zero customer returns from Selex Galileo in last 12 months.
  • Kaizen activities, which includes a dedicated five 'S' team that delivers training and focused projects yielding savings in cost and cycle times. In addition, they produce a monthly newsletter that communicates progress and performance.

According to the Selex procurement team, "Thermacore Europe is a very flexible, professional, responsive and proactive organization that recognizes that there may be changes in our requirements. They adapt to these changes, whether from a design, schedule or configuration standpoint. They are a company who are keen to work with us to develop better products and to address technical challenges while offering cost effective solutions. Our relationship with them is very open and Thermacore Europe's on time delivery performance is one of the best on our projects."

In the next year, Thermacore Europe plans to improve on its supply chain processes to receive the coveted SC21 silver award.

About Thermacore

Founded in 1970, Thermacore specialises in the custom design, development, and manufacturing of highly engineered thermal management systems and components for a variety of OEM applications across a diversified set of global markets that includes Military/Aerospace, Computer, Communication, Energy Conversion, Medical, Transportation, Test Equipment, and Automotive. With over 40 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced solid conduction assemblies, passive two-phase systems, and active pumped systems, Thermacore brings unparalleled engineering design expertise and thermal solution performance, quality, and reliability to these markets. Thermacore employs more than 185 employees at 5 facilities located in the United Kingdom (Ashington, Northumberland) and the United States (Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, and Ronkonkoma Long Island, New York). For information about Thermacore, visit

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CONTACT: John Broadbent, Sales and Marketing Manager, +44 1670 859 524, E-mail:

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