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Centric Parts Divisions Earn New ISO/TS Certifications
( Industry, Calif. – February 16, 2016 ) Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket brake and chassis components, has announced that two of its pisions have recently earned extensions of their ISO/TS certifications, further demonstrating Centric’s commitment to excellence. The StopTech high performance and racing brand has earned a renewal of its ISO9001-TS16949 Quality Management System certification at its plant in Compton, California, while the Qualis pision has earned a renewal of its ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System certification at its Customer Service and Distribution Center in Hebron, Kentucky.
For StopTech, the TS16949 designation signifies that the company has met the additional requirements for the design, development, and production of automotive brake systems and components, which is a supply chain prerequisite to achieve Tier 1 status with nearly all global vehicle manufacturers. The Qualis pision, meanwhile, successfully completed its annual 2015 surveillance audit with zero non-conformance, allowing it to continue its unbroken record of certification stretching back to 1999.
“Today the Centric Parts organization is able to touch all levels of automotive parts distribution,” explained Centric Parts President and CEO Dan Lelchuk. “While Centric focuses on traditional aftermarket replacement parts distribution, StopTech is able to service low volume, OEM high performance and specialty production vehicles as well as its core aftermarket performance and racing markets, while our Qualis pision services national retailers. Each of these teams is keenly focused on the needs of their specific customer base and exceeding our customers’ expectations.”
These are just the latest recognitions for Centric Parts, joining a string of braking technology patents and multiple awards by the Friction Materials Standards Institute for substantial contributions to the development of new application references supporting the entire industry. In addition, Centric has garnered numerous industry and program distribution group awards for vendor of the year, best catalog, best website, best new products and more.
For more information, visit Centric Parts at centricparts.com and StopTech at stoptech.com; and be sure to follow StopTech on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest StopTech and Centric Parts news.
Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, light and medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles and race cars under the Centric®, StopTech®, Posi Quiet®, Fleet Performance and C-TEK® labels. Through its StopTech and Qualis Automotive pisions, Centric also supplies components and systems to dozens of OEM and private label customers. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric leads the industry in brake and chassis technology innovation, having earned several patents and numerous industry accolades along the way. The company has enjoyed solid annual growth since being founded in 2000, and now operates multiple nationwide facilities encompassing over one million square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space.