28 September 2021 Company News, Energy Infrastructure, Metering

SMS secures JOSCAR accreditation as qualified supplier to aerospace, defence, and security sectors

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SMS secures JOSCAR accreditation as qualified supplier to aerospace, defence, and security sectors

SMS Connections Ltd – the division of SMS that designs and delivers gas connections for the UK industrial and commercial (I&C) and public sectors – has successfully been accredited by the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR).
JOSCAR is an accreditation system which enables prime contractors in the aerospace, defence, and security sectors to identify qualified suppliers.

The accreditation means that SMS’s gas connections services meet JOSCAR standards of compliance on the full range of solutions provided to customers.

JOSCAR is recognised by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community such as BAE, Babcock, QinetiQ, NATS, Leonardo MV, Meggitt and the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

“We are very pleased to have gained the JOSCAR accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to our customers and shows that the gas connections services we provide are of the highest quality and fully compliant with industry standards.”

Craig Ross

Head of Gas Connections and Operations SMS Ltd

For aeropsace, defence, and security buyers who are JOSCAR members, the benefits of procuring services through the supplier repository include assurance over regulatory requirements and reduced procurement timescales.

Hellios, the information and risk management company behind JOSCAR, also administers the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS). Read more about SMS’s accreditation by the FSQS.

About our Gas Connections service
We provide a complete project managed service for all gas siteworks. Our GIRS accredited solution includes connection, design, installation, meter upgrades, disconnections, and smart metering. We also own, install, exchange and operate advanced/AMR gas meters for our customers, providing a data solution that helps end-users manage and reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Find out more.