Swaffham firm gains sixth consecutive excellence award

CEO of STG Aerospace Nigel Duncan, left, and Stewart Gorman, of UKTI, at the opening of STG's new subsidiary in Shanghai in June 2015. ANL-151106-121656001
CEO of STG Aerospace Nigel Duncan, left, and Stewart Gorman, of UKTI, at the opening of STG's new subsidiary in Shanghai in June 2015. ANL-151106-121656001

Specialist lighting technologies company STG Aerospace, which has its HQ in Swaffham, has won an excellence award for the sixth consecutive time.

STG Aerospace, which is a market leader in aircraft cabin lighting technologies, has won the Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

Achieving this award yet again places the company as a top-performing European supplier in the interiors category for Boeing.

The company’s association with Boeing goes back to 2000 when the Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer began offering STG Aerospace’s photoluminescent floorpath marking systems as a factory fit option.

In 2013 Boeing extended its contract with STG Aerospace for a further ten years.

The awards, which are made annually, are designed to recognise those suppliers who have achieved superior performance standards in terms of cost, quality and delivery and have made a significant contribution to Boeing’s ability to meet its own customers’ expectations. Just 548 suppliers of Boeing’s entire worldwide supplier base received an award for their performance in 2014.

Nigel Duncan, who is STG’s chief executive, said: “This is an important accolade for us, reflecting just how much importance we attach to customer service.

“Indeed we have now won one of these prestigious awards every year since 2010. It’s a record we are particularly proud of and one that we aim to uphold in the future.

“Key to the success of STG Aerospace is our commitment to working closely with all of or customers to ensure that we consistently deliver to their needs.”

STG supplies lighting technologies for commercial and military aircraft and its products are currently installed in more than 9,000 aircraft representing a third of the world’s passenger fleet.

Earlier this month, STG launched its new subsidiary, STG Aerospace (China) Co Ltd in Shanghai, offering its full range of products, including saf-Tglo, an emergency floor path system. The move is set to further expand existing markets in the country.