COVID-19 UPDATE FROM OUR CEO
We serve a range of markets, all with unique requirements. Yet, they have a common goal: to get the most value from their investment into our products, value that’s measured in fitment, service life and unmatched performance. We meet that goal with resources that spend every day researching, developing and testing products designed for domestic and fleet vehicles, imports, and medium- to heavy-duty trucks.
Our in-house testing facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art Link Brake Dynamometers. We have a Friction Development Lab that focuses on research and development of friction materials for increased stopping force, durability and predictability. The catalysts we bring to market are proven in pilot plants and created through proprietary processes. Of course, there’s more. Most importantly, our unmatched engineering and testing empowers us to be first-to-market and establish the benchmark for industry-recognized quality for all of our customers.
At Centric Parts, testing is a way of life. It’s in our DNA. We’ve invested millions of dollars over the past decade to ensure all our products (brakes, calipers, rotors and chassis) pass all industry standards while also exceeding our own self-defined and rigid testing protocols as well. We do this to:
We test hundreds of thousands of parts each year, which includes both Centric-manufactured parts as well as competitor parts. We benchmark our products to ensure our product positioning, marketing and customer-facing collateral are all supported by proven test data. The test protocols we use align with industry standards for testing including Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and others. This ensures the same test is performed and the results are based on product performance and not changing or biased test conditions.
“Industry test standards are in place to ensure products perform as designed in specific applications. It is dangerous and misleading when manufacturers make claims based on test parameters that are adjusted to favor their products. We go above-and-beyond in terms of testing throughout all phases of design, development and production to ensure all our products not only meet our rigid internal standards, but also industry standards. We also re-test even further when false claims are made against our products. Our customers should not be misled in any way when it comes to the reliability of our products.” Steve Ruiz, Centric VP of Engineering, Research & Development.