Total number of NSF International Certified Automotive Parts Distributor sites grows to 166 across the U.S.

MINEOLA, NY and ANN ARBOR, Mich. - ABC Parts International, Inc., a premier distributor of new aftermarket automotive body parts, has earned certification to NSF International Automotive Parts Distributor Certification Program. The addition of ABC Parts brings the total number of NSF International certified distributor sites across the U.S. to 166. The increase in the number of NSF International certified distributors and parts in the automotive repair marketplace means consumers can trust that these parts will fit and function properly.

The NSF International Automotive Parts Distributor Certification Program addresses the key role distributors play in providing quality replacement parts to repairers. To earn certification, ABC Parts has demonstrated that it has effective records management and inventory tracking systems to track orders and parts through the supply chain. ABC Parts also met the following requirements of NSF International’s Automotive Distributor Certification Program:

  • An ISO 9001-certified quality management system
  • Business liability insurance
  • Customer service procedures requiring timely order processing and communications
  • A defective parts procedure including a customer part complaint process
  • A formal corrective action process for complaints and an immediate recall plan (to use should the situation arise)

ABC Parts is now authorized to use the NSF International Certified Distributor mark on its website and promotional materials and ABC Parts also appears in NSF International's online certification listings. ABC Parts, as well as all NSF International certified distributors, undergoes ongoing quality system audits in order to maintain certification.

“We are very pleased to be an NSF International certified distributor as it exemplifies the quality systems we have in place,” said Mitchell Javaheri, President of ABC Parts International, Inc.  “NSF International certification provides confidence to collision repairers, insurers and consumers that ABC Parts meets the highest criteria for system management to address part traceability and quality parts.”

“A top-10 U.S. automotive insurance company now requires that their aftermarket automotive parts be purchased from NSF International Certified Automotive Parts Distributors,” said Bob Frayer, Global Managing Director of NSF International’s Automotive Certification Programs.  “Having effective systems to track orders and parts is critical in meeting the needs of insurers and repair shops. NSF International distributor certification verifies that distributors such as ABC Parts have effective systems in place and meet rigid performance standards.”

The NSF International Automotive Parts Distributor Certification Program was developed with input from collision repair shops, parts distributors and insurers. The program complements the NSF International Automotive Parts Certification Program, which certifies automotive parts, such as bumpers, brackets, rebars, sheet metal, plastic, lighting and absorbers that meet rigid quality and performance standards in terms of form, fit and function. It also dovetails with NSF International Collision Repair Shop Certification, which certifies a shop’s ability to conduct high quality repairs.

Distributors and manufacturers of automotive parts and shops seeking information about NSF International's Automotive Certification Programs can visit NSF International’s website or contact Bob Frayer at autocert@nsf.org.

For more information on management systems registration, visit nsf-isr.org or contact Andy Rosenblatt at information@nsf-isr.org.

Editor’s Note: Media interested in more information can contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at media@nsf.org or +1 734-418-6624.

About ABC Parts International, Inc.: ABC Parts International, Inc. is a premier distributor of new aftermarket automobile body parts, including fenders, hoods, bumpers, automotive lighting and cooling products (abcparts.net).  ABC Parts’ products are high quality replacement parts that are manufactured according to the highest standards in the industry.  In business for 32 years, ABC Parts is the source of aftermarket body parts for some of the largest collision repair shops in the industry.  Address:  ABC Parts International - 135 Roosevelt Ave. - Mineola, NY 11501

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

In addition to NSF’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Program, 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 the largest automotive registrar in North America and 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).