East of England fabrication specialists Pruce Newman have built upon their existing accreditations under ISO 3834 and EN 1090 this year with another highly successful audit. EN1090, which is the standard for the CE marking of steel structures, became mandatory for any business producing these last year, and companies are required to undergo annual verification of their conformity to maintain accreditation.

With four classes of competence, EN1090 accreditation means that Pruce Newman have been able provide CE-marked structural components to their customers since its introduction in 2014. At this year’s audit, the high skill levels and robust quality control within Pruce Newman enabled them to upgrade their classification under the scheme.

“We’re delighted that just a year into our obtaining certification for EN1090, we’ve been able to prove that our fabrication and welding skills and processes are capable of being upgraded from Execution Class II to Execution Class III,” said Managing Director Graham Newman. Although EC III accreditation means that Pruce Newman are able to fabricate CE-marked structural components for use in high-rise buildings, and in road and rail bridges, the company doesn’t intend to use it to break into those markets. Instead, they view the award as further confirmation of the high levels of quality which Pruce Newman provide as standard to their pipework and steelwork clients across the South and East of England.

Eur Ing Chris Eady, Chief Executive of TWI Certification Ltd, who award the accreditation, said:

“The TWI CL Factory Production Control certificate was awarded to Pruce Newman following assessment of compliance with EN 1090 and ISO 3834 requirements by our professionally qualified and highly experienced welding engineers. Pruce Newman’s customers can have high confidence that the UKAS-accredited CAESAS and WFCS certificates confirm their competence and capability to manufacture welded products.”

On receiving the new accreditation from Chris Eady, Graham Newman commented:

“This is real validation of all the hard work that has gone into our achievement of our EN1090 certification and the associated ISO3834 qualification. It confirms that the company’s ambitions to become a sector leader for high quality steel and stainless steel fabrications are well within its capabilities. I’d like to thank all those who’ve been involved in the project and especially the project sponsor and leader Keith Dixon, whose hard work and dedication has led to such a successful outcome.”