Industry Certification Demonstrates Quality and Customer Satisfaction; Positions Company as Preferred Supplier
AUBURN HILLS, MI / ACCESSWIRE / February 8, 2022 / Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE American:UFAB), a leader in engineering and manufacturing multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration, and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the transportation, appliance, medical, and consumer markets, today announced that its Auburn Hills, Michigan facility has met the requirements of Q1 certification, effective January 26, 2022. This certification is a validation of Unique Fabricating's high-levels of service, quality, and customer satisfaction scores, and positions this facility to be awarded business as a preferred vendor when bidding against uncertified competitors.
To qualify, companies must simultaneously achieve the following:
- Zero customer quality complaints/notifications and no open corrective actions
- Best in class PPM measures
- Written endorsements from: Ford Customer Service Division, Ford Supplier Technical Assistance, and Ford Material Planning & Logistics
- Third-party Certification to IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 and compliance to MMOG/LE achieving level A
- Approved Manufacturing Site Assessment
- An excellent shipping history with no stop shipments or field actions
- PPM less than 150% of Commodity Average for both production and service
- Maintain delivery performance above an 81 score for both production and service each month
"As Unique Fabricating has always been committed to the highest customer service levels including quality and on-time delivery especially in these very challenging times, receiving Ford's Q1 certification validates our efforts," commented Doug Cain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unique Fabricating. "The team at our Auburn Hills facility worked tirelessly over many months to meet these stringent requirements. We are in the process of securing Q1 certification at our facilities in Querétaro, Mexico and then LaFayette, Georgia, to further bolster our relationship with Ford and strengthen our ability to win business with various automakers."
About Unique Fabricating, Inc.
Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE American:UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the transportation, appliance, medical, and consumer markets. The Company's solutions are comprised of multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness ("NVH") management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes, including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning ("HVAC"), seals, engine covers, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets, glove box liners, personal protection equipment, and packaging. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.uniquefab.com.
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