Mahle Clevite Inc. announced the ISO9001:2000 certification of its master distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss. The certification recognizes Mahle Clevite’s quality management system in areas of packaging and distribution of aftermarket engine parts, including ring set assembly operations.
Mahle Clevite received ISO9001:2000 certification for packaging and distribution of aftermarket engine parts in August. Most recently, Mahle Clevite increased its certification to include piston ring set assembly operations for conformance to the ISO requirements.
“It takes a true team effort to accomplish a goal of this magnitude,” says Rhiannon Brown, plant quality manager for Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Mahle Clevite. “From the commitment of upper management to the efforts of the operators and packers out in the warehouse, each individual contributed to the success of this program. We are all committed to providing quality products and service to our customers, which is embodied in our quality certification.”
Don Sitter, Mahle Clevite quality and aftermarket engineering manager, says that now that the company’s Olive Branch master distribution center is fully certified, the company plans to register all other NAFTA locations in the Mahle aftermarket to the same standards.