Excellence award for Barden

Selex Galileo has awarded super-precision ball bearing company The Barden Corporation a Supply Chain Excellence bronze award


Selex Galileo has awarded super-precision ball bearing company The Barden Corporation a Supply Chain Excellence bronze award.



The award was given to Plymouth-based Barden in recognition of the company’s excellent quality and delivery performance over the last 12 months. On-time deliveries over the period were higher than 95 per cent and quality targets were higher than 98 per cent. Barden is the only bearing supplier to have been formally recognised in this way by Selex Galileo, the UK’s largest defence electronics company.

Chris Lines, head of procurement at Basildon-based Selex Galileo said: ‘This is an outstanding achievement by Barden and demonstrates the company’s total commitment to our supply chain improvement programme. We’ve had a very good working relationship with the people at Barden for more than 10 years now and like the company’s whole organisational approach. Barden is valued as a strategic supplier.’

Selex Galileo introduced its Supply Chain Excellence Awards in 2000. Since that time, seven suppliers including Barden have been formally recognised by the company, each having received a bronze award. To achieve a gold award, suppliers must achieve in excess of a 99 per cent rating in both quality and on-time deliveries.

The awards programme helped form the foundation for the UK Aerospace and Defence industry’s 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) programme overseen by the Society of British Aerospace Companies’ (SBAC) Enterprise Excellence Board.