ANN ARBOR, Mich. (February 19, 2013) – NSF International, a global independent testing and certification organization with 68 years of testing and certification experience, has certified its first auto bumper fascia under the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program. The NSF Program certifies that auto collision parts, such as Pro Fortune Industry Co. Ltd.’s bumper fascia, meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards through rigorous facility audits and parts testing.
NSF International engineers independently evaluate collision replacement parts against original equipment (OE) service parts to ensure the highest level of performance in terms of form, fit and function. To earn certification, Pro Fortune Industry Co. (PFTC) bumper fascias were independently reviewed and tested against OE service parts. NSF International also audited Pro Fortune’s OE-ready manufacturing facilities and quality systems to ensure that they meet or exceed each of NSF’s stringent requirements.
Benefits of NSF Certification
Consumers and collision repair shops benefit from a competitive marketplace with affordable options for high quality collision repair parts with a limited lifetime guarantee. Additionally, using cost-effective alternative parts can reduce the number of vehicles that are totaled based on part repair cost. Collision repair shops also benefit because NSF certified parts are fit tested in vehicles to ensure they fit the first time, reducing time spent on repairs.
For meeting all of NSF International's certification requirements, PFTC’s NSF Certified bumper fascias are authorized to display the NSF Mark. These parts also are listed on NSF’s certification listings webpage. To maintain certification, PFTC will undergo quarterly facility audits and random, in-market parts testing, validating quality and integrity.
“We are honored to earn this prestigious certification from NSF International, a leader in the automotive industry, as it demonstrates the quality and integrity of Pro Fortune’s bumper fascias,” said Benjamin Tsai, QA Manager, Pro Fortune Industrial Co., Ltd.
“Pro Fortune Industry Co.’s new bumper fascia certification highlights the company’s commitment to ensuring the highest quality collision replacement parts are available,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Collision Certification Programs and Engineering Laboratories.
In a recent independent survey conducted on behalf of NSF, many consumers affirmed that the quality and safety of automobiles were major concerns. Auto parts manufacturers are responding by choosing to pursue NSF Certification as proof of the quality of their parts, and more bodyshops and distributors continue to choose NSF Certified automotive parts.
In addition to bumper fascias, the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program also tests and certifies fenders, sheet metal components, steel bumpers, step bumpers, brackets, reinforcement bars (rebars), plastic components, lighting and absorbers. All NSF Certified parts come with a lifetime guarantee.
Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification
NSF also offers Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification, which requires distributors to have quality management systems in place that address traceability, service and quality issues including:
Manufacturers or distributors of automotive collision parts seeking information about NSF International's Automotive Collision Certification Programs can visit NSF International’s website or contact Bob Frayer at 734-827-6825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Pro Fortune: Pro Fortune Industry Co. Ltd. was established in 1987 having grown out of a former company Futing (FTC). Since its inception, PFTC has dedicated itself to the supply of high quality products. It has vertically integrated its tooling production and expanded its product lines. Based in Taipei, the company’s growth has been constant and steady, based on reinvestment of capital and sound financial policies.
About NSF International: Founded in 1944, NSF International is a global independent public health and safety organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) offers a comprehensive portfolio of management systems registration solutions to meet the demands of the global marketplace (nsf-isr.org). NSF-ISR is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide ISO/TS 16949 registrations in the automotive sector. NSF-ISR also provides registrations for the following programs: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AS 9100/10/20, ISO 13485, ISO 20000-1, Responsible Care (RC) 14001 and Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS), as well as greenhouse gas verification/validation.