Smalley was presented with the 2017 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award, marking the sixth consecutive year Smalley has achieved this prestigious honor. 175 suppliers were presented with this award in 2017 … but Smalley was just one of five who have received it six years in a row.
GM has been recognizing its notable suppliers with the Quality Award since 2012, and it is only provided to companies that meet 13 rigorous quality points.
Standards to be met included:
- No late delivery times
- No plant disruptions or unauthorized changes
- QSB or BIQS Level III or higher certification
- No customer satisfaction or product management problem reporting and resolution (PRR) for 12 months
“Winning this award for six years in a row is unbelievable,” says Andy Postula, Senior Quality Engineer at Smalley. “We take the quality standards very seriously here, and to be seen for another consecutive year is incredible. We feel so honored to be among the select few to receive this award from its inception, especially with GM’s huge supplier base. We’ll continue to work hard to stay at the top of the industry.”
Smalley has been a trusted partner in the automotive industry for over 50 years. All of Smalley’s products are manufactured to ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS 9100, and ISO 14001, and the vigorous in-house quality and inspection processes has Smalley continuing to be a leading producer of precision retaining rings and wave springs for the automotive industry.
For more than 50 years, Smalley has been the leading manufacturer of retaining rings and wave springs for OEM engineers worldwide. As an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 company, we deliver quality products certified to: ISO/TS16949, AS9100 and ISO 13485. Custom or standard, we are dedicated to delivering the right part, in the right material for application. For manufacturing news and product updates, follow the Smalley blog at smalley.com/blog.
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