FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2010
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Diamond Standard Parts, LLC's vehicle reinforcement bars are the first in this product category to obtain NSF certification for meeting quality, safety and performance requirements
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International has certified Diamond Standard Parts, LLC’s vehicle reinforcement bars under the NSF Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program, verifying the aftermarket parts meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards.
NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program tests and certifies reinforcement bars as well as steel bumpers, step bumpers, brackets and absorbers. NSF International engineers independently evaluated and compared Diamond Standard Parts reinforcement bars to original equipment (OE) service parts to ensure the highest level of performance in terms of form, fit and function. The NSF certification process requires an on-site inspection of the manufacturer’s quality system to verify that the company has a traceability program, complaint process and an in-plant quality assurance system in place.
“The NSF International Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program verifies both the quality and performance of aftermarket auto parts to ensure that high-quality parts are available for purchase,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program and Engineering Laboratories. “This is important for body shops and insurance companies.”
For meeting NSF International's rigorous certification requirements, Diamond Standard Parts’ certified reinforcement bars will be authorized to display the NSF Mark. A complete list of NSF certified automotive parts can be found on NSF’s certification listings webpage.
Diamond Standard must undergo quarterly facility inspections and random in-market parts testing, which will validate the parts’ quality and integrity, to maintain NSF certification.
Automotive parts manufacturers seeking more information on NSF International's Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program can visit www.nsfautomotive.com or contact Bob Frayer at 734-827-6825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF International also recently announced the development of an Automotive Aftermarket Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program. The new program will help close the gap in the supply chain between auto parts manufacturers and body shops by ensuring that certified distributors have the procedures in place to address traceability and quality issues.
Media interested in more information can 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. NSF-ISR also offers an Automotive Aftermarket Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program that closes the supply chain gap between parts manufacturers and body shops by addressing key requirements, including automotive parts traceability and recall processes.
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.