The prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification has been awarded to Wirth Research for composite manufacture and assembly of equipment for the defence industry.
Achieving this certification from Alcumus ISOQAR and satisfying the stringent conditions is regarded by Wirth Research as independent validation of its rigorous internal processes and integrity, which are paramount across its client base. The ISO 9001:2008 registration requires scrutiny and approval of the company’s ethical conduct, diligence, consistency in the composite manufacturing process, documentation, quality control and inspection procedures.
Nick Wirth, President of Wirth Research, said: “Our first objective is to meet or exceed the high standards demanded by our customers, whether they are in motorsports, defence or any of the other high technology sectors we operate in. This achievement demonstrates that we have the systems and processes in place to meet the exacting standards expected by the range of business sectors we serve, including the defence industry.”
Nikki Sammé, Marketing and Portfolio Development Director at Alcumus said: “ISO 9001 is fundamentally about implementing best practice and striving for continual business improvement. By gaining certification to this industry-recognised standard, Wirth Research has clearly demonstrated that its clients are at the heart of its business. This achievement is well deserved and Nick and his team should feel extremely proud.”
Wirth Research is a high performance engineering company with a heritage in motorsports but now also active in a spectrum of other high technology sectors. Wirth Research has an established composite manufacture and assembly capability, initially developed for its motorsport work, and now being applied in support of the company’s growing defence sector business. Wirth Research is recognised to be at the forefront of technology, pioneering the use of advanced virtual engineering technologies, developed in-house, which enable complete simulated vehicle design, development and testing processes.
By applying its virtual engineering processes to the work it does for the defence industry, Wirth Research is providing these clients with the same cost-effective, powerful R&D capability, to quickly produce safe, lightweight but strong and reliable equipment to save lives.
About Wirth Research
Wirth Research is a fast growing innovative engineering company specialising in research, development, design and manufacture for the motor racing industry and other high technology sectors. Founded in 2003, the business pioneers the use of advanced virtual engineering technologies, developed in-house, which enable the use of a complete simulated vehicle design, development and testing process reducing the need for wasteful manufacture of development models and prototypes. Additionally, Wirth Research has developed valuable in-house resources such as world class composite manufacturing capability, flow simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) services and a driver-in-the-loop simulator with a bespoke thermal tyre model.
In motorsports, Wirth Research has a long-term partnership with Honda Performance Development Inc. (HPD), on the design, development and manufacture of the multiple championship-winning ARX sports car programme. The new HPD ARX-04b LMP2 Coupe has been designed using state-of-the-art aerodynamics with the main focus on the reduction of drag.