ETCO Automotive Division Earns IATF 16949:2016 Certification
A leading manufacturer of precision metal stampings, ETCO’s Automotive Division has achieved the most stringent of international standards for quality management in the automotive industry.
The new IATF 16949 standard was issued in October, 2016. The new standard has adopted the ISO 9001 standard as its base model and added additional requirements to create a new, higher level commitment to the Quality Management System (QMS). The IATF 16949 compiles 11 sections detailing the requirements for a qualifying QMS, including leadership, support, and improvement, among others.
ISO Certified companies are able to produce goods and services with unparalleled efficiency while maintaining lower costs. ETCO’s policies and procedures have been shown to conform to ISO 9001 and the new IATF 16949, reaffirming the company’s longstanding commitment to delivering consistent, high-quality products in a cost-effective manner.
ETCO faced a robust audit of the Bradenton, Florida facility in order to earn the certification. The audit inspected both the physical facility as well as documentation including the quality manual, design responsibility, context of the organization, the QMS, and quality & corporate responsibility.
ETCO’s Commitment to Quality
ETCO has long stood by their tagline “Old Values, New Ideas.” This recent accomplishment by the Automotive Division confirms this commitment to innovation and development while continuing to cater to customer needs.
Known for putting customers first, ETCO works to find each and every customer the right solution for their specific pain points. ETCO Automotive Division’s impeccable Quality Management System is the result of over 70 years of experience in the manufacturing space and an expert team dedicated to quality, integrity, and advancing the field.
Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.