Quality

Quality at Auto Fasteners

The automotive industry operates to the highest standards of product quality and is universally recognised as the benchmark for manufacturing production quality standards. The industry is dependent on a vast international supply chain of companies that supply parts, components, sub-assemblies and services to OEM manufacturers enabling them to meet and maintain these exceptionally high quality standards. Auto-Fasteners is proud to have achieved Tier 1 supply status in the industry and therefore quality at Auto-Fasteners is of paramount importance.

As a highly specialised automotive sourcing, supply chain management, distribution and logistics company we have to ensure that quality at Auto-Fasteners not only applies to our own services but also of our many manufacturing suppliers and service providers. In that regard quality at Auto-Fasteners itself is managed to both ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and VDA 6.3 standards, whilst all our manufacturing suppliers operate to the internationally recognised ISO TS16949:2009 quality standard. In addition we ourselves undertake annual audit inspections of all our suppliers and actively encourage and support our customers to undertake their own quality inspections and audits.

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ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001 is the accepted best practice management framework designed to encourage best practice and improve business performance. All AFL’s operational procedures are covered by our ISO 9001 accreditation to ensure quality at Auto-Fasteners is maintained to high level throughout the business. We believe this accreditation shows our commitment to:

  • Providing a high level of customer support and satisfaction
  • Demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system
  • Fulfils the rigours of an independent external audit
  • Provides the basis of a business culture that places quality at its core

ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for quality at Auto-Fasteners relating to our Environmental Management System (EMS). Although AFL is itself a low risk environmental company, but we are aware of the larger environmental impact many of our suppliers are managing. Therefore we not only seek to reduce our own environmental impact, but also include the need for pro-active environmental standards within our routine quality auditing of our global supplier base.

ISO TS 16949

All our manufacturing suppliers work to the automotive ISO TS 16949 standard as well as being independently audited by our OEM customers and ourselves.

VDA 6.3 Standards

Auto-Fasteners services operate to the VDA German quality management system standard. To ensure the highest quality at Auto-Fasteners, we specifically we work to VDA 6.3 – Quality Management in The Automotive Industry – Process Audit Part 3 – Service Development Process / Providing the Service – Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).  This covers the entire quality and service processes and product approval processes we apply. For further information visit – http://vda-qmc.de/en/

AIAG Standards

Auto-Fasteners also operate to the standards set out by Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)., These are the automotive industry’s highest global supply chain standards. The standards include product quality standards, bar code and RFID standards, materials management, EDI, returnable containers and packaging systems, and regulatory and customs issues. Working to the AIAG standard means we deliver best practices and standards which streamline our global business processes whilst eliminating errors and reducing costs. Adhering to these standards ensures that Auto-Fasteners is a world-class supply chain company.

AFL Quality Testing and Inspection Facilities

Product quality at Auto-Fasteners is of paramount importance to us and our customers. At our UK Head Office and Global Distribution Centre in Warwickshire we have a quality testing and inspection laboratory on site. We undertake random sample testing to customer specifications and sample requirements. These include:

  • Hardness Testing
  • Dimensional Checks
  • Tensile Testing
  • Crack Detection
  • Salt Spray Testing
  • Optical Sorting
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Friction Testing
  • ACT Testing

AFL Quality Documentation & Labelling

Quality documentation is a core part of our services. We work to the internationally recognised standards set under AIAG, VDA & ISO and as directed to comply with specific customer requirements and specifications. We maintain records of all transactions, product source, inspection and testing, stock holding and despatch. Using Odette EDI standards we are able to electronically exchange data and documents with our suppliers, logistics partners and customers which are compatible, consistent and secure.

Auto-Fastener services include Odette Labelling. Odette is the Organisation for Data Exchange by Tele-Transmission in Europe. Odette is an organisation, formed by the automotive industry for the automotive industry. It sets the standards for e-business communication, engineering data exchange and logistics management in the European motor industry and their global trading partners. The Odette label travels with the goods from consignor to consignee. It is usually attached to the container or package in which the goods are packed. Its purpose is to accurately identify the goods via bar coding and to relate the physical arrival of the goods to the previously received Odette Despatch Advice message.

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Auto-Fasteners Ltd (AFL) is a Tier 1 automotive supplier. We globally source, stock and distribute OEM and TS16949 quality fasteners, small parts and engineered components. We can satisfy OEM production line and aftermarket requirements for both car and commercial vehicles.

Phone: +44 (0) 1926 814600
Fax: +44 (0) 1926 813575

Email: enquiries@auto-fasteners.com

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Auto Fasteners Ltd
Global Distribution Centre
Holywell Business Park
Northfield Road
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 0FP
United Kingdom