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The SWITLIK Difference--Quality

Every day, people depend worldwide on our line of premium survival products in the most demanding conditions, from Mach speeds at 30,000 feet to the open seas during hurricanes. With others’ lives in our hands, we adhere to the strictest markers of quality, AS 9100D which satisfies DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements. AS9100 is the quality management standard for the aviation, space, and defense industries; the highest level of quality control approvals. Adhering to this standard is mandatory for all of our military products. However, we take that quality standard one step further and voluntarily impose the same quality requirements on all of our products.

Quality Assurance

Quality is everyone’s responsibility and set procedures are ingrained in every step of the manufacturing process. As an AS9100 company, quality assurance is built into every step of our manufacturing process, from the moment raw materials arrive on on-site to when the finished product is packed. As materials are received, they each receive a unique identifier so that each finished product can be traced back to a specific roll of fabric. Raw materials are tested to certification and check tear strength, breaking strength, burst and are then cured in the oven to check the coating of the material. Right from the beginning, SWITLIK uses only the highest quality material and any material that fails is sent back.

Our team of engineers regularly experiment and revise product design, creating compliance and set specifications for each design, which are specific down to the stitch count.

Quality Control

Life Vest QualityThroughout the production process, quality inspectors monitor the partially assembled products checking for variations from product design. Once the product is complete, quality inspectors run the product through a variety of tests to ensure effectiveness as well as a final visual test to ensure exact specification. Once the product is approved, it will receive its quality stamp.

The SWITLIK Difference

Quality you can count on, every time. While not required and most manufacturers only test a sample of finished goods, SWITLIK tests and inspects 100% of finished products. At SWITLIK, we don’t cut corners—every test we run is not just necessary but imperative because your life counts on it.

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