Needles & Pins UK Ltd receives ISO certification in record breaking time


AN INDUSTRIAL textile sewing company in Somerset is celebrating after officially announcing this month (May 2019) that it achieved ISO 9001:2015 UKAS Certification in the record-breaking time of four months.

Needles & Pins UK Ltd achieved the certification, which is the most internationally recognised standard for quality management systems.

Carole Champion, Director at Needles & Pins UK Ltd at Somerton Business Park, said:

“This is wonderful news and a testament to the team here. We achieved our ISO 9001:2015 UKAS Certification with no non-conformance report, either minor or major, thereby fully adhering to all the standards and regulations of this prestigious certification.

“The certification is a great management tool to help operate the business, ensuring that our products are of a high standard and service is consistently carried out. It is a great way to show our customers that we take the quality of our business seriously and that we are committed to achieving high levels of sustainable development and continual improvement.

“The culture of Needles & Pins UK Ltd can be described as friendly but energetic, with a level of discipline overlaying it. We seek to increase and develop our workforce and encourage our team members towards continuous personnel development and all this is highly relevant to our UKAS certification.”

The ISO 9001:2015 standard helps organisations achieve, benchmark and monitor high quality performance across all business operations.

It provides a framework to ensure applicable statutory and regulatory requirements are consistently met, while keeping up-to-date with market developments and enhancing customer satisfaction.

Needles & Pins UK Ltd is an expert industrial textile sewing company specialising in Ground Support Equipment for the global aviation industry.

It produces covers for everything from large aircraft to helicopters, light aircraft, cars, bicycles, motorbikes, sea/canal boats, garden furniture, tooling and industrial equipment, music speakers and instruments and more.

The team at Needles & Pins UK Ltd collectively has more than 40 years combined experience in industrial textile sewing. It is currently investing in the latest technology with laser 3D scanning, but still also uses traditional methods and all its products are handmade by its talented in-house seamstresses.

Carole added:

“We hold patterns and make covers for all manner of helicopters, aircraft and aviation equipment, and can also produce no end of others and are specialists in all cover types.

“Our long-lasting, tight-fitting products can be found protecting vehicles, equipment, machinery and even garden furniture.”

For more information about Needles & Pins UK Ltd, please call 01458 272057 or visit Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook at or on Twitter @NeedlesPinsUK.