Smalley attains IATF 16949:2016 Certification
Monday, February 26, 2018
Lake Zurich – IL
From powertrain to airbags, mirror assemblies to seating, Smalley Retaining Rings and Wave Springs are used throughout the automotive industry.
We are pleased to announce that our automotive certification has been upgraded to IATF 16949:2016.
“IATF 16949 certification takes a new approach to ensuring quality for our customers,” states Blanca Gerue, Smalley’s Quality Systems Manager. “With the implementation of an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS), we audit the entire manufacturing process, focusing on continuous improvements and defect prevention. We look not only internally, but at the entire supply chain to reduce waste and variation,” states Gerue.
Quality is engrained in our operations notes Mrs. Gerue, “Our customers not only specify Smalley for this, but recognize us because of it. Smalley was recently awarded GM’s Supplier Excellence Award for the 5th consecutive year.”
All Smalley products are manufactured and certified to the highest standards across all industries including automotive, aerospace and medical.
For over 50 years, Smalley has been the leading manufacturer of retaining rings and wave springs for OEM engineers worldwide. As an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 company, we deliver quality products certified to: IATF 16949, AS9100 and ISO 13485. Our world headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois. We are supported by a global network of warehouses and engineering offices that allow us to provide localized support to our customers. Custom or standard, we are dedicated to delivering the right part, in the right material for your application. For manufacturing news and product updates, follow us on social media or follow our blog at smalley.com/blog