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We are still in the transition phase for the latest version of the automotive quality standard which is IATF 16949:2016.  The standard incorporates all the elements of the general quality standard ISO 9001:2015. All our processes are wittten so watch this space for more news in the summer. GE Starr is at the forefront of quality management systems.

We successfully passed both our reaccreditations to the Automotive QMS TS16949:2009 and General Quality QMS 9001:2008  in September this year. We have now updated our certificates for interested parties having only just received the certificates from our 3rd party audit provider. TS auditors are in short supply hence why our audit was later than usual. We are now in transition for our Automotive QMS which has been updated and renamed IATF 16949:2016.

Following the successful introduction during 2016 of our closure products for our prestigious luxury car maker customer, we now have confirmation that we have secured orders for similar assemblies for the next vehicle model due into production later this year.

The products include hood, decklid and door hinges along with a new bonnet latching system and bonnet and decklid strikers. The hood, decklid and door hinges are similar to those already in production but means we can use tried and trusted assembly methods.   New tooling for the project is in production and the pre-production build is imminent. Once again this is fantastic news for us and our suppliers as the model will run for 5+ years.

We are one year on from the pre-production phase of one of our prestigious customer’s latest production vehicles. We have successfully transitioned through ramp up and are now settled into full production, which is the accumulation of 2 years hard work. All products are assembled here on site in Wolverhampton and include 8 hinges using aluminium castings and aluminium and stainless steel forgings and 4 latch assemblies using metal pressings manufactured in our own press shop. This work is due to run for 5 + years and is great news for us and all our suppliers.

We have quoted and won further work on the next model vehicle and are presently busy quoting additional work and tooling.

Once again GE Starr has passed its environmental audit.

Our environmental auditor said in his report:

“The Company owners and senior management continue to demonstrate commitment towards maintaining the system and environmental compliance, whilst developing, manufacturing and supplying products in line with customer requirements, without losing sight of the need for environmental improvement through their ethos and pragmatic approach in managing the business.

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