● an ISO 9001 certified quality management system,
● a part traceability and inventory tracking system,
● a defective parts procedure including a customer part complaint process, and
● the ability to administer a manufacturer’s recall.
Distributors meeting the certification requirements will be able to use the NSF Certified Distributor Mark on their website and promotional materials indicating they are an NSF certified distributor. Certified distributors also will be included in NSF’s online certification listings. All NSF certified distributors will undergo ongoing quality systems inspections to maintain certification.
“The NSF Automotive Aftermarket Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program certifies a distributor’s ability to meet rigid performance standards and was developed in support of NSF’s mission to create programs that help protect and improve public health and safety,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Certification Programs and the NSF Engineering Laboratories.
The NSF Distributor Certification program complements the NSF Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program, which certifies that automotive aftermarket parts (e.g. steel bumpers, step bumpers, brackets, rebars, sheet metal, lighting and absorbers) meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards in terms of form, fit and function.
For more information about the NSF Automotive Aftermarket Certification Programs email Kirk Hansen, call 630-379-9661 or visit nsfautomotive.com.
NSF International provides management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. Recognized globally as one of the premier registrars of automotive manufacturing facilities, NSF is one of the top three ISO/TS registrars in the U.S. with more than 350 automotive-focused auditors supporting the program.
In addition to NSF’s headquarters and laboratories in Ann Arbor, Mich., NSF has offices in key automotive markets such as Taiwan and China, a new testing laboratory in Shanghai, and serves more than 6,000 organizations worldwide. NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the official U.S. representative to the International Standardization Organization (ISO).