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SPIROL International Corporation, a global manufacturer of Engineered Fasteners, Shims and Installation Equipment, is pleased to announce that two of its manufacturing facilities have recently been certified to IATF 16949.

IATF 16949 (which stands for International Automotive Task Force) supersedes ISO/TS 16949, the previous technical specification for the quality management systems of the automotive sector. The more stringent IATF 16949 is focused on achieving best practices when designing, developing, manufacturing, installing or servicing automotive products. The updated standard puts extra emphasis on risk-based thinking, process control and product traceability to ensure the highest quality and on time delivery for every manufactured lot and shipment. “These industry-leading quality system certifications represent the ongoing commitment by the entire organization at SPIROL to achieve high quality, high value, flexible and responsive manufacturing and customer service.” said Ken Hagan, Division President.

SPIROL Industries in Windsor, Ontario, Canada manufactures roll formed Tubular Products including Dowel Bushings, Spring Dowels, Ground Hollow Dowels, Compression Limiters and Spacers.  As stated by Daniel McLean, Quality Manager at SPIROL Canada: “Achieving the IATF certification is a huge success for our site in Canada as we continue to grow - and for SPIROL as a global company!”

SPIROL International Corp. in Stow, Ohio manufactures Disc Springs, Precision Shims, Custom Washers and Spacers.  In addition to IATF 16949, SPIROL Ohio also holds AS9100 Rev D (aerospace) and NADCAP (aerospace and defense) quality system certifications. Per Ken Hagan: “These certifications exemplify our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and attaining the highest standards of quality.”
SPIROL’s World Headquarters located in Danielson, CT will be audited to the new IATF standard in August, 2018.  SPIROL Mexico, S.A de C.V. located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, will be audited in 2019.
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Beginning with the invention of the Coiled Pin in 1948 SPIROL International Corporation has continuously grown to introduce new products and improve the performance of established lines, resulting in millions of dollars of savings for our customers. Headquartered in Danielson, CT, SPIROL now operates globally across four continents and is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for fastening, joining, and assembly including: Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Alignment Dowels and Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Threaded Inserts for Plastics, Disc Springs, Precision Shims, Pin Installation Equipment, Insert Installation Equipment, Compression Limiter Installation Equipment and High Performance Feeding Systems. Partner with SPIROL early in your design stage to simplify your assembly process, improve the quality of your product, and lower the overall cost of your assembly!