NSF International, an independent testing and certification organization with more than 20 years of automotive experience, has certified its first steel fender under the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program. NSF says that its program certifies that auto collision parts, such as Tong Yang Industry Co.’s steel fenders, meet "rigid quality, safety and performance standards through rigorous facility audits and parts testing."
NSF International says that its engineers independently evaluate collision replacement parts against OE service parts to ensure the "highest level of performance in terms of form, fit and function." In addition to steel fenders, the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program also tests and certifies other sheet metal components, steel bumpers, step bumpers, brackets, reinforcement bars (rebars), plastic components, lighting and absorbers.
To earn certification, Tong Yang Industry Co.’s steel fenders were independently reviewed and tested against OE service parts. NSF International audited Tong Yang’s OE-ready manufacturing facilities and quality systems to ensure that they meet or exceed each of NSF’s requirements.
“Tong Yang has already earned NSF certification for its front and rear rebars, front and rear bumper absorbers, and front bumper and brackets," said Bob Frayer, director of NSF International’s Automotive Collision Certification Programs and Engineering Laboratories. "Tong Yang’s new fender certification is another example of their commitment to supplying the highest quality collision replacement parts to the aftermarket.”
Tong Yang’s NSF Certified steel fenders, rebars, bumper absorbers and brackets are authorized to display the NSF Mark, which indicates they’ve met NSF International’s certification requirements. These parts are also listed on NSF’s certification listings webpage.
To maintain certification, Tong Yang Industry Co. will undergo quarterly facility audits and random, in-market parts testing, validating quality and integrity.
NSF also offers Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification, which requires distributors to have quality management systems in place that address traceability, service and quality issues including:
An effective records systems and inventory tracking systems to track orders and parts through the supply chain.
An ISO 9001-certified quality management system.
A defective parts procedure including a customer parts complaint process.
The ability to administer a manufacturer’s recall.
When necessary, a formal corrective action to complaints and an immediate recall plan.