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Photo Release -- PAS Technologies Ploiesti, Romania Location Acquires AS9100 Certification; Facility Expands Operational Footprint, Becomes One-Stop Shop(R)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PAS Technologies Inc. announced today that its Ploiesti, Romania operation has acquired AS9100, a prestigious certification verifying that a facility has established a Quality Management System (QMS) that conforms with the Aerospace Quality Management System and the International Quality System Standards. Specializing in serving customers in the oil and gas (O&G) markets, the PAS Ploiesti facility has expanded its capabilities and operational footprint to also accommodate both commercial aerospace and military aerospace businesses. PAS Technologies (www.pas-technologies.com) specializes in providing cost-effective original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products, services and solutions for the commercial and military aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT), and O&G markets.

The PAS Ploiesti, Romania facility has acquired AS9100 certification and expanded its capabilities and operational footprint. A One-Stop Shop (R), PAS Ploiesti has capabilities to serve customers in the oil and gas and commercial and military aerospace industries.


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Globally, PAS operates six facilities; five PAS locations already maintain AS9100 certification. Acquiring AS9100 certification involves a rigorous audit process that evaluates organizational processes and regulatory requirements. The accreditation is based on a number of key elements in place at a facility's operation which include product safety, airworthiness, conformity and reliability in the aerospace industry. These quality requirements, in turn, are crucial to aerospace OEMs, which maintain high levels of liability for their product.

"One of the key components to achieving AS9100 is having a sound quality management system in place to drive operations and processes," said Dragos Grigorescu, General Manager of the PAS Ploiesti facility. "The aerospace industry is a high risk sector, and our primary focus at PAS is ensuring that the integrity and quality of services we offer to businesses operating in this space are world-class. Receiving this accreditation aligns with our mission to provide the best delivery times, quality, and customer satisfaction."

In addition to securing the AS9100 certification, the PAS Ploiesti facility has expanded its operational footprint and has One-Stop Shop® capabilities to serve customers in both the O&G and commercial and military aerospace industries. PAS One-Stop Shop® facilities manufacture, turn, machine, weld, braze, coat, plate, and heat treat a full spectrum of components – creating the ultimate value for a broader range of customers. Of important note, High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) coating, machining, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) are part of the service offerings at the PAS Ploiesti location.

"Attaining AS9100 certification and expanding our operation in Romania are significant milestones that further illustrate our commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Our customers can be confident that PAS products meet the highest level of quality and safety standards in the industry," said Thomas C. Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of PAS Technologies. "With increased capabilities, along with measurable improvements and efficiencies achieved across global facilities, operational excellence at our company is more than just a focus or a guiding principle – it's a reality."

PAS Technologies Inc. (www.pas-technologies.com) is a privately held corporation and operates globally in six locations including Kansas City, Missouri; Hillsboro, Ohio; Phoenix, Arizona; Singapore; Ireland; and Romania. The company specializes in providing cost-effective OEM and MRO solutions for the aerospace, oil and gas, and Industrial Gas Turbine markets. By using innovative and proprietary high-technology processes, along with solutions licensed from OEMs, the company provides great value to its customers. PAS specializes in working with customers whose components are exposed to high wear, high heat, and corrosive environments.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Randi Edwards PAS Technologies Inc. Phone +1.860.704.6422 randi_edwards@pas-technologies.com

Source:PAS Technologies Inc.