DANIELSON, Conn.—Spirol International Corporation, a global manufacturer of engineered fasteners, shims, and installation equipment, announced that two of its manufacturing facilities have recently been certified to IATF 16949:2016.

The IATF 16949 (International Automotive Task Force) specification supersedes ISO/TS 16949, the previous technical specification for the quality management systems of the automotive sector. The more stringent IATF 16949 is focused on achieving best practices when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing, or servicing automotive products. The updated standard puts extra emphasis on risk-based thinking, process control, and product traceability to ensure the highest quality and on time delivery for every manufactured lot and shipment.

“These industry-leading quality system certifications represent the ongoing commitment by the entire organization at Spirol to achieve high quality, high value, flexible, and responsive manufacturing and customer service.” said Ken Hagan, division president, in a company release.

Spirol Industries in Windsor, Ontario, Canada manufactures roll formed tubular products, including dowel bushings, spring dowels, ground hollow dowels, compression limiters, and spacers.  “Achieving the IATF certification is a huge success for our site in Canada as we continue to grow—and for Spirol as a global company,” said Daniel McLean, quality manager at Spirol Canada, in the release.

Spirol International Corp. in Stow, Ohio manufactures disc springs, precision shims, custom washers, and spacers.  In addition to IATF 16949, Spirol Ohio also holds AS9100 Rev D (aerospace) and Nadcap (aerospace and defense) quality system certifications.  “These certifications exemplify our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and attaining the highest standards of quality,” said Hagan.

Spirol International Corporation (www.spirol.com) manufactures a diverse line of engineered components for fastening and joining, including coiled spring pins, slotted spring pins, solid pins, disc springs, alignment dowels and bushings, spacers, compression limiters, threaded inserts for plastics, precision shims, and installation and feeding equipment.

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