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ABOUT ACM

About ACM
Background

BACKGROUND

Aerospace Composites Malaysia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. ACM is a supplier of composite products and subassemblies to the global aerospace industry.

 

ACM manufactures and supply high-quality primary and secondary aerospace, structure composite bond assemblies and sub-assemblies for Boeing commercial aircraft such as aileron skins, spoilers and spars, flat panels, leading edges, trailing edges and various miscellaneous components. During peak period, we produced at a rate exceeding 18,000 parts per month from all our programs

 

ACM is based in Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, Malaysia. The USD $32 million plant was officially opened by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in September 2002.

ACM sits on one point three million square feet of land, of which close to 400 thousand square feet are still undeveloped. ACM total factory space  is 450 thousand square feet whereby 287 thousand square feet is the manufacturing build up.

 

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ACM has an established manufacturing processes for our products, Quality Management System to ensure the highest quality is uphold throughout the facility, and we utilizes ERP systems for material planning, capacity planning, finance transactions and document & order release. 

ACM, situated in the industrial area of Bukit Kayu Hitam, is a mere five minutes away from Malaysia-Thailand border. We are reachable through the North-South highway and located two hours away from the Penang port, the main shipping method of our products. We are 40 minutes away from Alor Setar airport, where customers and guests are able to reach us after a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. We are also situated within thirty minutes from seven different universities and technical learning institutions, all of which we have a working partnership and collaboration with.

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OUR VISION

Our Vision
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Leadership Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Justin Franke

Managing Director

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Ahmad Shahabudin Jaafar

Director, Production

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Shaharizal Ariffadillah

Director, Engineering & Operations 

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Habibah Marzuki

Director, Boeing Integrator 

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Jonathan Mattson

Director, Program Management & Quality 

Seth Sharp

Director, Supply Chain  

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Chee Yee Fen

Director, Finance

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Rashidah Othman

Director, Human Resource

Safety
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Environment, Health & Safety

ACM declares that our employees are the most valuable assets, therefore we are fully committed to protect them by establishing a safe and healthy work environment and to ensure that our activities do not cause any adverse effect to the environment.

In upholding this standard, ACM requests full co-operation and commitment of all its employees, contractors, visitors and business partners to contribute and participate in all of the Environment, Health and Safety related activities.

Environment

ACM maintains the perfect compliance record to all audits conducted by Department of Environment, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) every year. This is our commitment towards preservation of air, land and water in an around our facilities.

We are a firm believer in recycling as evidenced by the recycling bins in our facility for employees usage. All our discarded materials are being sent to recycling facility on monthly basis and the funds collected from the recycled materials are being used to support our corporate responsibility initiatives.

In 2022 we introduced ACM Sustainability to be the tagline for all of our environmental-friendly initiative.

Sustainability is a business approach to creating long-term value by taking into consideration how a given organization operates in the ecological, social, and economic environments. Sustainability is built on the assumption that developing such strategies fosters company longevity. (source: imd.org)

 

As the expectations on corporate responsibility increase, and as transparency becomes more prevalent, companies are recognizing the need to act on sustainability. ACM has put various recycling effort in place to support the sustainability initiatives.

Our initiatives includes:

No plastic bag on Monday

Solar energy system

 

Environment monitoring

 

Recycling (production/ non-production)

 

Scheduled waste

 

Sewage treatment

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Health

Employees health is our company's priority. In 2022 ACM introduced our cares program with the aim of improving employees physical and mental wellbeing. We introduced Trim and Fit program to encourage healthy lifestyle. We arranged monthly awareness talk various topics including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and mental health.

In January 2022 we introduced the smoke-cessation program, aim to assist smokers to cease their smoking dependency. The program manage to help 40% of our employees to kick their habit. In January 2023, ACM declared to be a smoke-free company. We received a 'Blue Ribbon' award from the Ministry of Health for our effort to become the first smoke-free company in Kedah.

Safety

As of December 2023,

we have worked for

2.9 million man hours

without a Lost Time Injury

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QUALITY

Aerospace industry customers expect and demand that quality systems employed by manufacturers assure that products are safe and reliable, perform as intended and operate normally when maintained in accordance with industry standards and customer requirements.

Quality
World-Class Quality Management System (QMS)

Industry Certification :

✈ Quality Management System AS9100D

 

Boeing Certifications & Approvals :

✈ Quality Management System per D6-82479

✈ Fabrication specifications BAC 5317 -1, -2, -3, -4 and -5

✈ Fabrication specification BAC 5578

✈ Non-destructive testing (NDT) specification BAC 5980

✈ Autoclaves qualified to D6-49327

✈ Ovens qualified to BAC 5621

✈ Approved supplier for Special Processes per D1-4426

✈ Qualified per D6-51991 Quality Assurance Standard for       Digital Product Definition (DPD)

Nadcap Accreditations :

✈ Non-Destructive Testing per AC7114

✈ Composites per AC7118

First Achiever :

✈ First company in South East Asia to achieve AS9100D (2017)

✈ First company in Asia to achieve AC7130 (2016) Nadcap M&I

 

Zero Findings - Customer & Regulatory Audits :

✈ AS9100 (2013, 2015 & 2016,2020,2021, 2023)

✈ Boeing (2013-2017, 2021)

✈ Hexcel (2013 - 2014,2020)

✈ FAA (2013)

✈ BAA (2015)

✈ Nadcap NDT (2013 – 2022)

✈ Nadcap M&I (2017)

✈ GKN Aerospace India "Strategic Supplier Rating" (2019)

✈ SACS Aerospace Germany (2023)

Nadcap 24-Month MERIT :

✈ AC7114 (2013, 2015, 2017,2019, 2022, 2023)

✈ AC7118 (2016, 2018, 2022, 2023)

 

Nadcap 18-Month MERIT :

✈ AC7118 (2013,2014, 2020)

Quality Policy

Quality is……“Our Legacy and our Future”

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