Analox Military Systems has obtained the SC21 Bronze Award as recognition of its achievements in on-time delivery, quality and sustainable improvement.


Analox Military Systems (AMS), a division of Analox Ltd, has participated in the SC21 programme – a military-led change programme designed to accelerate UK supply chain competitiveness – since December 2010.  The bronze award acknowledges the company’s achievement of 98% on-time deliveries, and 99.1% quality performance over a 12 month period, and its implementation of a framework for sustainable improvement, including undertaking an EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Determining Excellence assessment.


Mark Lewis, managing director of Analox Military Systems, commented: “On joining the scheme, we devised a continuous sustainable improvement plan, which we continue to review regularly as a company.  This has driven improvement in all areas of the company, and has enabled us to reach these high achievements.  We, of course, continue to aim higher as we grow this area of our business.”


The Bronze Award will be presented to representatives of AMS at the SC21 Task Force Conference, at Bristol University on 9th April, 2013.  To date, only 75 UK companies have achieved the Bronze Award.


SC21 (National Action Plan for 21st Century Supply Chains) was launched in response to international competition and the challenges posed by the defence industry strategy.  Aerospace and defence industries acknowledged that competitiveness relies on rapid improvement in the effectiveness of supply chains, ensuring faultless products and on-time delivery.  The programme also recognises the need for competitive solutions for customers whilst maintaining profitable and healthy growing businesses in the supply chain.


Analox Military Systems is a division of Analox Group which is based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.  Analox specialises in the design and manufacture of gas analysers for military and commercial use.