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Matrix Advanced Inspection Services Case Study

02 April 2024
Trust is key in the energy sector – and Matrix Advanced Inspection Services is the name to know. The company carries out advanced and non-destructive testing, with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 fuelling their vision for a safer future for energy.

Introducing Matrix Advanced Inspection Services

Matrix Advanced Inspection Services is located in Inverurie, just a half-hour drive from the Aberdeenshire coast of Scotland (UK).

They specialise in non-destructive testing (NDT), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and laser metrology on industrial plant and energy-generating infrastructure.

Operating on both onshore and offshore installations in the oil, gas and renewable markets, Matrix Advanced Inspection Services collects data for clients to make informed decisions on their production systems’ ongoing (and predictable) safety and reliability.

Setting a high bar for the energy industry

In 2019, just one year into setting up Matrix Advanced Inspection Services, the company achieved an impressive two ISO certifications with NQA:

Quoting Managing Director David Emery: “Two of our core values are integrity and impartiality, which are especially important within the inspection markets Matrix Advanced Inspection Services participates in. The attainment of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification helps us demonstrate and crystalise that we have robust management systems in place under the recommendation of a third party.

Partnering with CBO Associates & NQA

Matrix Advanced Inspection Services worked with external consultant CBO Associates to prepare for the management system audits.

CBO Associates assisted with setting up the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems, alongside internal audits, to ensure Matrix Advanced Inspection Services had everything ready for NQA’s independent third-party audit.

From the start of their ISO certification journey in 2019, Matrix Advanced Inspection Services has been visited by NQA regional assessor Kevin Gunn.

According to David, “Kevin commented during the most recent audit that he found it heartening to see our company grow steadily. He couldn’t quite believe the first time he came to audit us in 2019, we were all sitting around my kitchen table. Now, a few years later, he is in our meeting room. Kevin is pragmatic and encouraged us all to keep going on our journey, as he is really interested to see where our growth takes us next.

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Competing, achieving & growing as a business

Having held ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications for four years, Matrix Advanced Inspection Services continues to leap from success to success.

The company praises ISO certification for:

  • Boosting their credibility as a small company (with competitors several times their size)

  • Supporting their steady growth trajectory in the oil, gas and renewables market

  • Providing independent third-party approval of their management system in place

  • Helping them meet their business objectives and wider goals effectively

Matrix Advanced Inspection Services proves that any business can get certified, no matter their size.

Final thoughts from NQA

NQA congratulates Matrix Advanced Inspection Services for their ongoing success with ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).

The company is a fantastic example of best practice for the oil, gas and renewable energy industry – and we look forward to seeing what they achieve next!

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