Hardide Coatings has gained accreditation from Nadcap, the world's leading independent certification programme for special processes within the aerospace and defence industry.
Hardide said the accreditation, in addition to the company's current certifications to AS9100, ISO9001 and ISO14001, meant it could expand its business in the aerospace sector and provide its advanced tungsten carbide-based coatings to any of the aerospace prime contractors or their supply chains worldwide.
It said the accreditation followed the award in March of approved supplier status to Airbus Group and demonstrated the company's ongoing commitment to quality and process excellence.
Hardide Coatings chief executive Philip Kirkham said: "Aerospace is a key growth market for Hardide and this is a significant achievement and milestone toward realising the clear potential for our coating technology in this sector.
"An increasing number of aerospace companies require their suppliers to be Nadcap accredited so to be fully approved opens up the market to us.
"As well as cementing our position with customers such as Airbus, Leonardo and BAE Systems, it will qualify us to work with any of the prime contractors and their worldwide supply chains."
At 9:33am: (LON:HDD) Hardide PLC share price was +0.18p at 2.05p