Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:03

NSF Certifies PartsChannel Under Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program

NSF International has certified PartsChannel Inc. under the NSF Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program, a program that certifies distributors who sell automotive collision parts.

The NSF Automotive Collision Parts Distributor Certification Program requires that distributors have quality management systems in place that address parts traceability, service and quality.

The program helps close the gap in the supply chain between parts manufacturers and body shops and was developed in response to the needs of collision repair shops, insurers and ultimately consumers.

PartsChannel Inc., a distributor serving the collision repair industry since 1985, is one of the first companies to earn this automotive parts distributor certification from NSF International.

To earn certification, PartsChannel Inc. demonstrated that it has effective records systems and inventory tracking systems to track orders and parts through the supply chain. PartsChannel Inc. also met the following criteria as required by the NSF automotive distributor program:
● an ISO 9001-certified quality management system,
● a parts traceability and inventory tracking system,
● a defective parts procedure including a customer part complaint process,
● the ability to administer a manufacturer’s recall, and
● when necessary, a formal corrective action to complaints and an immediate recall plan.

“Launched in July as an extension of NSF International’s Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program, the NSF automotive distributor certification program certifies the ability of distributors, including PartsChannel Inc., to meet rigid performance standards including having an effective system to track orders and parts,” said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International’s Automotive Parts Certification Programs.

“We are honored to be among the first in what we see as the most beneficial industry-wide program to help increase the professional standing of distributors,” said PartsChannel Inc. Chief Executive Officer John M. Palumbo. “We feel NSF International’s unique program, which continually monitors the stringent quality assurance processes within any parts distribution operation, will greatly benefit our customers.”

For more information visit nsfautomotive.com.

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