FDP Virginia has achieved IATF 16949 certification for its Tappahannock, Virginia, manufacturing facility. The Tappahannock manufacturing campus comprises more than 600,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, where the company produces disc brake pads and drum brake shoes.
IATF 16949 is a quality management system standard for the automotive industry. Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition have been developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which consists of automotive OEMs and national automotive industry associations representing the suppliers. The primary focus of the IATF 16949 standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.
“IATF 16949 certification is not easy to get,” said Jack Carney, president and CEO of FDP. “It involves commitment by everyone in the organization. We are very proud of this achievement.”