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Quality & Innovation

At COPAS, quality and innovation go hand in hand. We understand the responsibility to create components that work and the innovation that is needed to move engineering forward to become more sustainable and efficient.

Our choice is to lead on innovation and reward curiosity. We don’t like to wait to innovate, we do it because it serves our customers better, it helps us stay ahead and it means we can build a stronger company for all who work here.

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Industry leading quality standards

We are committed to maintaining industry-leading quality standards. As a result, the company holds AS9100 & ISO9001 certifications, as well as our SC21 Silver 4 year accreditation.

Copas Aerospace’s commitment to and participation in this scheme continues to raise delivery performance. From changing habits and fostering new learning across all parts of the business, SC21 strengthens our ability to serve customers.

Award Winning Achievements

2022 – NI Institute of Director Awards

  • Shaun Copas – Finalist, Director of the Year SME

2022 – Business Eye Family Business Awards

  • COPAS – Manufacturing Excellence Award SME

2019 – Greater Newry Business Awards

  • Shaun Copas – Best Businessman of the Year
  • COPAS – Manufacturing & Engineering Business of the Year
  • COPAS – Best Business Growth – Highly Commended
  • COPAS – Best Innovative Business – Highly
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From our exceptional efficiency measurements, to our 98% operational delivery rates, quality isn’t just a word on the wall at COPAS. It’s everything we do.

Committed to Innovation

In the last few years, COPAS have invested heavily in new machining capabilities and efficiencies, spending £4.6 million, with £1.8 million invested in fully automated hard metal machining.

This investment in innovation has helped us create new jobs, reduce the amount of waste produced, increase production efficiency, reduce errors and lower costs, resulting in a greater ability to innovate further.

We are not a company who likes to follow. We prefer to lead and we encourage our staff to step up with new ideas and new ways of working. By fostering this attitude, we empower our staff to never get complacent. We know they have a big part to play in creating better engineering and COPAS wouldn’t be where it was without that drive and commitment to never rest on our laurels.

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At COPAS, we continuously strive to improve the company’s performance by enhancing our production technologies, delivering reliability, quality and cost savings to our valued customers, whilst maintaining excellence at every step.

Shaun Copas – Managing Director
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If we focus on only what we can do today, then we won’t be able to compete tomorrow.