The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has signed an agreement with the Korean Insurance Development Institute (KIDI) and the Korean Automobile Parts Association to introduce CAPA Certified parts to Korea.
“This agreement has raised the credibility of the quality and function of replacement parts, raising expectations for active use of replacement parts both in general and for accident repairs, which would lead to a reduction in the maintenance expense for the Korean consumer,” said a KIDI representative. “By introducing the CAPA Quality Certification program on top of this, it is highly expected to stimulate sound competition in the automobile parts market, which would contribute to developing small and medium-sized enterprises and create jobs.”
Added Jack Gillis, executive director of CAPA, “The same technical requirements used by CAPA throughout the world will be used in Korea and other countries. This means that CAPA Certified manufacturers are ready to go when it comes to supplying high quality parts to the Korean market. We especially appreciate our close working relationship with KIDI, the Korean counterpart to the well-respected U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”
CAPA uses Intertek as its validator, which has locations in more than 100 countries. CAPA states that Intertek’s worldwide network of more than 1,000 laboratories enables CAPA standards to protect consumers everywhere.
“CAPA manufacturers are part of the global economy, and CAPA supports their efforts to supply international markets with CAPA Certified parts,” said Debbie Klouser, CAPA’s director of operations. “Because of its strength, legitimacy, reputation and transparency, CAPA Certification can work anywhere there is a demand for quality aftermarket repair parts.”