NSF Automotive Distributor Certification Program focuses on traceability and quality and was developed to address the needs of collision repair shops, insurers and ultimately consumers

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and SAN DIMAS, Calif. – The Professional Parts Group is now certified by NSF International’s Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program, a program that certifies distributors who sell automotive collision parts, helping to close the supply chain gap between parts manufacturers and body shops.

The Professional Parts Group, a new parts distribution company specializing in automotive collision repair products, joins an elite group of companies that have earned Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification from NSF International. NSF International is an independent testing and certification organization with nearly 70 years of testing and certification experience.

Developed to respond to the needs of collision repair shops, insurers and ultimately consumers, the NSF Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program’s key requirements include automotive parts traceability and recall processes.

To earn certification, the Professional Parts Group demonstrated the effectiveness of its records and inventory systems in tracking orders and parts through the supply chain. The Professional Parts Group also met the following criteria required for NSF Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification:

  • An ISO 9001-certified quality management system for its distribution locations in Denver, Colo. and Atlanta, Ga., corporate office in San Dimas, Calif. and warehouses in Chicago, Ill. and Charlotte, N.C.,
  • A defective parts procedure including a customer parts complaint process,
  • The ability to administer a manufacturer’s recall, and
  • When necessary, a formal corrective action to complaints and an immediate recall plan.

Having met all of the certification requirements, the Professional Parts Group is authorized to use the NSF Certified Distributor mark on its website and promotional materials. The company also appears in NSF’s online certification listings and will undergo ongoing quality system audits to maintain certification.

“NSF International’s Automotive Distributor Certification Program highlights the essential role distributors, such as the Professional Parts Group, play in providing quality parts,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Parts Certification Programs.

Christopher Northup, CEO and Managing Partner of Professional Parts Group commented, “Our designation as an NSF International Certified Distributor is a key factor in meeting customer’s expectations. The Professional Parts Group is focused on quality and integrity at every level and every professional in our company contributed to our success in achieving this important certification from NSF.”

The distributor program complements the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program, which certifies automotive collision replacement parts, such as bumpers, brackets, rebars, sheet metal, plastic, lighting and absorbers, that meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards in terms of form, fit and function.

Distributors and manufacturers 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 autocert@nsf.org.

NSF International, through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., is one of the largest management systems registrars (ISO) to the auto industry. NSF-ISR is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force to provide ISO/TS 16949 certification in the automotive sector and provides certifications to the following: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, in addition to other standards.

For more information on management systems registration visit www.nsf-isr.org or contact Tony Giles at agiles@nsf.org.

Media contact: Media can contact Greta Houlahan at media@nsf.org or 734-913-5723.

About Professional Parts Group: The Professional Parts Group is committed to safety, quality and long term customer satisfaction. We offer automotive collision replacement products with the highest quality performance characteristics. We inventory and offer ONLY the finest products available. We will not substitute lesser quality products for any reason. Every product we offer is sourced by our team from the finest manufacturers in the world. Quality is never replaced by profit motives. Learn more at www.professionalpartsgroup.com.

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.