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Quality & Success
Standards and Accreditations
As your highly specialised automotive sourcing, supply chain management, distribution and logistics partner, we have to ensure that quality standards not only apply throughout our own business but also to our network of manufacturing suppliers and service providers. In addition, we ourselves undertake annual audit inspections of all our suppliers and actively encourage and support customers to undertake their own quality inspections and audits.
All our manufacturing suppliers work to the automotive ISO TS 16949 standard as well as being independently audited by our OEM customers and ourselves.
Auto-Fasteners operates to the VDA German quality management system standard, covering:
- Quality Management in The Automotive Industry
- Process Audit Part 3
- ServiceDevelopment Process / Providing the Service
- Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Best practice management framework designed to encourage best practice and improve business performance
The automotive industry’s highest global supply chain standards, covering:
- Product quality standards
- Bar code and RFID standards
- Materials management
- Returnable containers and packaging systems
- Regulatory and customs issues.
Quality Testing and Inspection
In–house testing and inspection
Auto-Fasteners UK Head Office and Global Distribution Centre is home to our own Quality Testing and Inspection Facilities. Consisting a quality testing and inspection laboratory, we undertake random sample testing to your specifications and sample requirements.
Quality documentation & labelling
Quality documentation is a core part of our services. We work to the internationally recognised standards set under AIAG, VDA & ISO and as directed to comply with specific customer requirements and specifications.
We maintain records of all transactions, product source, inspection and testing, stock holding and despatch.
Using Odette (the Organisation for Data Exchange by Tele-Transmission in Europe) EDI standards we are able to electronically exchange data and documents with our suppliers, logistics partners and customers which are compatible, consistent and secure.
Formed by the automotive industry for the automotive industry, Odette sets the standards for e-business
communication, engineering data exchange and logistics management in the European motor industry and their global trading partners. The Odette label travels with the goods from consignor to consignee, accurately identifying the goods via
bar coding and to relate the physical arrival of the goods to the previously received Odette Despatch Advice message.
Connect with us
We are committed to developing our world-class network of stakeholders across every facet of the business. If you have any questions or queries about our products and services, please get in touch and a member of our expert team will be happy to help.