Atlas Pressed Metals achieves IATF registration

January 19, 2018

Atlas Pressed Metals, based in DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced it is now compliant to International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949:2016. The company’s audit and submission was recently approved by quality system registrar SRI of Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania, USA.

The IATF standard replaces ISO/TS 16949, global standards, which outline uniform acceptable quality requirements for suppliers to the automotive industry. The new IATF standard was published in October 2016, and suppliers must become compliant by September 14, 2018; Atlas received its IATF certificate of compliance on November 30, 2017.

“The majority of top automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers and most tier 1 suppliers to OEMs will only source from suppliers with these standards. We set an objective to become registered early in the transitionary period,” stated Jude Pfingstler, Atlas Pressed Metals President. “We are proud to meet that goal. I commend our quality department, with support from our manufacturing team, for taking this on early.”

The new standard places a heavier emphasis on risk management and continuous improvement objectives using the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. Further continuous improvement plans must be evident relative to defect prevention, reduction of variation and waste.

Atlas Pressed Metals is a family-owned manufacturer of powdered and sintered metal components serving the automotive, appliance, lawn and garden, small motor, hand tools, industrial, recreational vehicle and business machines markets

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