Specialist in the Treatment of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

+44 (0) 121 526 2000



Here at Heat Treatment 2000 we pride ourselves on giving our customers the very best in quality assurance.

  • We know by having state of the art controls over our processes customer product is right 1st time
  • Employee involvement with a focus on Quality at all levels throughout the organisation
  • Reduced variation and range in customer product.
  • CQI-9 external accreditation since 2008

This is why we were the first company in the UK within the heat treatment sector to achieve IATF 16949 and CQI-9 standards

Customer Specific Requirements


  • PPAP – Production Part Approval Process
  • APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Monitoring of Performance
  • Control of Contamination
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Certificates of conformity issued with all material
  • 3 Tensile testing Machines (up to 50 Tonnes)
  • 2 Vickers Testing Units
  • 2 Brinell Testing Units
  • 1 Rockwell Testing Unit
  • Micro Structure examination
  • Micro Hardness Testing

Definition Of Quality

The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Outlines the methods used for approval of production and service commodities, including bulk materials, up to and including part submission warrant in the Advanced Quality Planning process. The purpose of the PPAP process is to ensure that suppliers of components comply with the design specification and can show documentary evidence that the level can be maintained during the life of the product.

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

Generally speaking APQP is a structured method of defining the steps necessary to ensure that a product satisfies the customer. In the automotive industry, APQP is a systematic product introduction process that aims to facilitate supply chain communication and ensure quality throughout the vehicle development process.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is systematized technique which identifies and ranks the potential failure modes of a design or manufacturing process in order to prioritise improvement actions.

Our Certificates

Certificate of Registration - BS EN ISO 9001: 2015


CQI-9:2020 v4


Certificate of Registration - IATF 16949: 2016