2019, a colorful year for SEP metrology
In May 2019, the quality of SEP Métrologie is highlighted during the Chamber of Commerce gala and receives a distinction in the category “Service company 15 employees and less”.
This distinction increases the visibility of a company specializing in the manufacturing sector. Thus, it rewards all the efforts made by the SME to provide quality and personalized services to its customers.
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS REWARD THE COMPANY. IT WAS DISTINGUISHED IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES IN 2010, 2012 AND 2014…
SEP Métrologie WINS AWARDS FOR THEIR UNIQUE SERVICES
SEP Métrologie works in the manufacturing field as a service company specializing in the calibration of dimensional measuring and testing instruments.
Its mission is to offer all its clients a quality calibration service directly in their companies. But also, to make available a complete service including calibration, purchase of equipment (supplier) and maintenance. Customer service being at the heart of their concerns, the SME constantly invests in quality equipment. In the last three years, more than $160,000 of equipment has been invested.
It is through this personalized quality service and the continuous search for improvement that SEP Métrologie has become a reference in the manufacturing environment. The organization has made a name for itself among local companies working in the aeronautics sector.
SEP METROLOGY STANDS OUT…
The company distinguished itself at the beginning of its journey by offering the service directly at its customers’ facilities.
SEP Métrologie ensures sound management of a fleet of measuring instruments (inventory) and has developed a cloud computing software to do so. A great strategy in the midst of digital change and industrialization 4.0, in Quebec.
This tool, designed by the SEP Métrologie team, aims to execute all processes related to the management of the entire range of instruments of each of our clients, such as;
- Deadline monitoring;
- Follow-up of orders and subcontracting;
- Non-conformity reports;
- Park inventory, etc.
SEP Métrologie has made a name for itself among local companies working in the aeronautics sector. In fact, most of SEP Métrologie’s major clients have the accreditation dedicated to the aeronautics field, i.e. the AS9100 standard.
In order to meet the new requirements of AS9100 auditors, who recommend that its accredited personnel rigorously monitor their thread gauges, standard shims or standard bushings, the company acquired a new piece of equipment in 2016, the Labmaster Universal 175. This equipment makes it possible to provide SEP Métrologie’s customers with an accuracy of 0.000002 inch (2 µin).
The Labmaster is a highly accurate and distinctive instrument that is highly coveted in the world of calibration. Only a few laboratories in Montreal have one. By making the strategic choice to invest in this equipment, SEP Métrologie retains and strengthens its direct link with its clients and thus avoids subcontracting for gauges that are used daily at its clients’ sites.
In addition, the Roundness Tester for the calibration of reference spheres (Master CMM Ball) has been added. Being in the 4.0 era, the company decided to increase its capacity while reducing the effort. To do so, in March 2019, the company acquired an IChecker for the more accurate calibration of dial gauges and probes.
In summary, over the last three years, more than $160,000 worth of equipment has been invested. Improvements have also been made to the laboratory for temperature and humidity control. Thus, a controlled environment of 20 degrees Celsius is maintained. A slight variation of 0.5 degrees per hour is allowed. Major investments were made in programming the GescalPro software to become an integrated management software package. This software is still in constant evolution, in order to obtain the best possible service for the customer.
CONTINUING EDUCATION, THE SEP METROLOGY DISTINCTION
This is why our two technicians have, among other things, received training in Chicago at the Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology. This allowed them to perfect their knowledge in metrology, but more importantly, to acquire new skills in equipment repair.
In addition to this, they purchased instruments specific to this type of repair. The goal was to reduce the waiting time for repairs and eliminate an intermediary.
BEST STANDARDS AND DISTINCTIONS FOR SEP METROLOGY
Therefore, the company’s mission is to offer to all its customers a professional quality service, and this according to their real needs in a continuous improvement perspective.
SEP Métrologie is certified since 2016 ISO 9001:2015 and is freshly accredited ISO 17025: 2017.
BY OBTAINING THESE PRESTIGIOUS ACCREDITATIONS, SEP MÉTROLOGIE IS THE FIRST DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY LABORATORY IN THE MONTEREGIE AND ESTRIE REGION TO HAVE BEEN CREATED.
SEP Métrologie ensures that its customers benefit from optimal quality of their measuring instruments while taking advantage of the complete management of their instrument fleet, in a context of lack of manpower, we remain without a doubt THE SOLUTION at a competitive cost.
THE OTHER WINNERS OF THE DISTINCTION AWARD
- Community organization and social economy: Club Optimiste de Granby
- Tourist business or event: Tournoi Hockey International Bantam de Granby
- Retail business 15 employees and less: Érablière Bernard
- Retail store with more than 15 employees: Avril Supermarché Santé
- Service company with over 15 employees: MEC Precision
- Manufacturing company 20 employees and less: Comptoir Quarzo
- Manufacturing company with more than 20 employees: Produits Belt-Tech Inc
- Young company: Tite Frette
- Company succession: Les Vêtements SP Apparel
- Sustainable development: Les Plastiques Folia
- Innovation : Avril Supermarché Santé
- Exceptional woman-Orchidée of the year: Librairie jeunesse le Repère
- Favourite of Génération Avenir: Karl Magnone et Jérémie Poupart de Tite Frette
- Employee of the year: Galeries De Granby
- Tribute to a builder: Rotisserie Duhamel
- 2019 Business personality: Robert Bélanger de Produits Belt-Tech