FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2010
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Diamond Standard Parts, LLC's front steel bumpers obtain NSF certification for meeting quality, safety and performance requirements
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Diamond Standard Parts LLC’s front steel bumpers, which are manufactured by Reflexxion Automotive and Production Bumper Stamping, Inc. (PBSI), have become the first automotive aftermarket parts to be certified under NSF International’s new Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program.
Reports continue to emphasize the importance of manufacturing replacement structural parts to standards that replicate the safety and damage criteria design of the original vehicle part. NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program offers independent, third-party testing and certification of these aftermarket structural parts to help instill confidence in the performance and quality of these parts.
The NSF Certification helps ensure that an auto aftermarket part meets rigid quality, safety and performance standards. To obtain certification, Diamond Standard Parts front steel bumpers were independently reviewed, tested and compared by NSF to original equipment (OE) service parts. NSF International inspected Diamond Standard’s OE-ready manufacturing facilities and quality systems that meet or exceed each of the stringent requirements. The inspection verified that Diamond Standard manufacturing facilities have a process in place for monitoring and handling customer inquiries and a robust part traceability program.
To maintain their certification, Diamond Standard will undergo quarterly facility inspections and random, in-market part testing, validating part quality and integrity.
Diamond Standard Parts’ front steel bumpers will now be authorized to display the NSF Mark, which indicates they’ve met NSF International's rigorous certification requirements. They also are listed on NSF’s certification listings webpage.
“Independent certification is essential as it will help assure the consumer, collision repair shop, independent distributor and insurance industry that the automotive repair parts maintain the integrity of the original collision management system,” said Geoff Crane, Business Development Manager, Diamond Standard.
“The NSF Mark is a sign to any body shop that an NSF Certified part meets the industry’s highest standards for safety, quality and performance,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program and Engineering Laboratories.
Manufacturers of parts seeking information on NSF International's Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program can visit www.nsfautomotive.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Media interested in more information should contact Greta Houlahan at email@example.com or 734.913.5723.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR), a NSF International Company, is recognized globally as one of the premier registrars of automotive manufacturing facilities (www.nsf-isr.org). NSF-ISR is one of the top three ISO/TS registrars in the U.S. with more than 350 automotive-focused auditors supporting the program. In addition to accredited registration programs, NSF-ISR also offers an Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program to help ensure aftermarket auto parts (e.g. steel bumpers, step bumpers, brackets, rebars, sheet metal, lighting and absorbers) meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards in terms of form, fit and function.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., with offices in China, Taiwan and Canada; NSF-ISR performs audits and provides management systems registration for more than 7,000 companies worldwide. Registration programs include: ISO 9001, AS9100/10/20, ISO/IEC 13485, ISO/IEC 20000-1, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 14001, Responsible Care® (RC) 14001, Responsible Care® Management Systems (RCMS), OHSAS 18001, American Tree Farm System and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) through ANAB accreditation as well as Greenhouse Gas Verification/Validation and SFI Chain of Custody (CoC) through ANSI accreditation.