OUR COMPANY AT A GLANCE
In the beginning
Founded in 1938 and 1925 respectively, both Adel Fasteners and Wiggins Connectors have had a long history in the aerospace industry with strong brand name recognition. Adel, in particular, has become synonymous with specialized, vibration absorbing clamps, with such components commonly referred to in the industry as "Adel Clamps". Likewise, the Wiggins name has become synonymous with fluid connectors.
AdelWiggins designs, manufactures and sells an extensive line of high-quality, custom designed products, primarily aerospace-related fluid line components such as flexible connectors, quick disconnects, clamps, heaters and hoses, and refueling systems. The company's technical expertise, responsiveness, and ability to move quickly through the prototype and certification process have established it as a leader in its market.
Many of AdelWiggins products offer superior engineering characteristics and functionality relative to those of its competitors. The company designs its products specifically to meet the engineering requirements of its customers. focusing on aspects such as reduced or low-profile geometry, broad range of high-temperature service, ease of installation where possible, and utilization of advanced materials to maximize the strength-to-weight ratios of its components.
AdelWiggins products are designed to ensure efficient, reliable assembly, which reduces installation and maintenance costs for the OEMs and airlines. In addition, our company's products have a reputation for long service lives and extremely high reliability in stressful operating environments. These characteristics serve to differentiate AdelWiggins' products and have contributed to the company's market leadership.
The AdelWiggins Quality
AdelWiggins name is synonymous with quality and reliability. With over 50 years in aviation support, we take pride in giving our customers the confidence that comes with maintaining a robust Quality System. AdelWiggins is certified to the AS9100-2016 Revision D and ISO 9001:2015 standards. AdelWiggins Quality System is accepted by the FAA as part of our Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA). Our system meets the exacting standards of a wide customer base, including the Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, G.E., MHI, Learjet, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Komatsu and many others.
The AdelWiggins Quality Policy
To satisfy our customers by providing consistently high quality, highly engineered products that meet or exceed customer requirements
To continually improve our products, processes, and customer service
To provide an environment that allows our employees and our supplier partners to achieve excellence and the highest performance
To provide value by always striving to minimize the overall cost of quality
AS9100 was published by SAE - Society for Automotive Engineers in 1999. AS9100 resulted from cooperation between major aerospace corporations - American Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) - with input from ANAB and the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR)
Major manufacturers in the aircraft and aerospace industry identified quality suppliers as a valuable link in the supply chain. Instead of writing their own quality management system standard, the manufacturers chose to build off the well-known ISO 9001 quality management system standard. By incorporating sector specific supplier requirements, the aircraft and aerospace industry established AS9100 as quality standards.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW INSTITUTE
Nadcap recognizes AdelWiggins for its commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality.
AdelWiggins received Nadcap accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications.
"Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as AdelWiggins work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it," said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. "PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as AdelWiggins be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward."