NSF International has certified 500 different sheet metal hoods and fenders from Gordon Auto Body Parts Co. Ltd. via the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program. The NSF certification of 500 unique sheet metal parts includes more than 700 different models from all major auto companies. NSF certified parts now cover more than 20,000 vehicle applications and represent a significant increase in the number of sheet metal certified parts available in the market. This 500 parts certification complements Gordon’s already certified steel bumpers and bumper brackets. To earn certification, Gordon automotive parts were independently reviewed and tested against OE service parts and all hoods and fenders were fitted to vehicles to ensure proper fit. NSF International also regularly audits Gordon’s OE-ready manufacturing facilities and quality systems to ensure that they meet or exceed each of the NSF stringent requirements.
“Achieving this important certification from NSF International is essential as it underscores the quality and integrity of our automotive parts in terms of fit, form, and function. We look forward to certifying more auto parts in the near future,” said Richard Wang, Gordon Auto Body Parts Co. executive assistant to president. “This NSF certification occurs in conjunction with the increase in Gordon’s sheet metal parts inventory, so we are prepared to offer these NSF certified parts to ensure inventory levels can meet the anticipated growth in demand.”
“Earning NSF certification underscores Gordon’s commitment to ensuring that high-quality collision replacement parts are available so body repairers, insurers, and distributors can make more quality repairs using NSF-certified hoods, fenders, steel bumpers, and bumper brackets,” said Bob Frayer, director of NSF International Automotive Collision Certification Programs.
In addition to sheet metal components, the NSF Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program tests and certifies lamps, bumper fascias, reinforcing beams (rebars), step bumpers, plastic components, and absorbers. 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. This includes having an effective records system, inventory systems to track orders and parts through the supply chain, and an ISO 9001-certified quality management system.