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Stewart EFI Finishing, LLC Achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

Press release date: Oct 18, 2017

El Paso, Texas, October 18, 2017 – Stewart EFI, LLC is pleased to announce that Stewart EFI Finishing LLC located in El Paso, Texas recently announced it has achieved upgrade certification to the automotive industry’s new quality standard, IATF 16949:2016.

The Stewart EFI Finishing, LLC facility located in El Paso, Texas is the first group within Stewart EFI, LLC to obtain this certification. Stewart EFI Finishing, LLC was previously certified to the technical specification ISO/TS 61949: 2009. In 2016, the IATF (International Automotive Task Group) announced an upgrade to their technical specification. The revised IATF standard replaces the ISO/TS 16949 technical specification. All automotive suppliers are required to upgrade their Quality Management Systems and achieve certification to IATF 16949 by September of 2018. In addition, Stewart EFI Finishing, LLC is also upgraded its certification to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard..

IATF 16949:2016 certification specifies the quality system requirements for products and services for the automotive industry. In addition, individual subscribing vehicle manufacturers have customer-specific requirements.

"All our associates deserve credit for this outstanding accomplishment. Our customers are seeing the benefits of this certification in the level of quality, service and value we bring as a supplier of electro-plating services for the automotive industry," said Angel Sanchez, Plant Manager.

Stewart EFI with over 240 employees also has operations in Thomaston, CT, El Paso, TX, Hangzhou, China and ranks among the largest suppliers of small precision metal stampings in the world. Its capabilities include deep draw, progressive, slide-forming, wire forms, machining, and automated secondary assemblies as well as metal plating and finishing. The company’s primary markets include automotive, batteries, electrical, electronics, HVAC, consumer goods, industrial, defense, and medical with products being sold worldwide.

For more information visit our website at www.stewartefi.com or contact John Labas at 860-283-8213 extension 218.